Private Equity
Hiring Trends

2022 highlights:

  • Overall junior hiring activity at the private equity Associate level in 2021 was up 28% on 2020’s figures, making it the most active year of hiring since we began tracking the data in 2013.
  • The gender imbalance remains a priority for PE firms, with the number of female Associates hired in 2021 the highest since we began tracking the data. Proportionally, the % of female Associates hired was second only to 2020.
  • Investment banking continues to be the most popular candidate community when PE firms look to hire entry level talent. Interestingly, the number of candidates hired with non-conventional backgrounds doubled in 2021 in UK based firms.
Private Equity Hiring Trends 2022
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In 2021, women made up 39% of all
entry-level hires in private equity

Now in it's third year, our Private Equity Hiring Trends Report provides detailed insights into private equity Associate recruitment activity across the UK, France, Germany, and the Nordics. In the report, you'll find:

  • Which strategies hire the most candidates;
  • How much experience candidates have; when they move
  • Gender stats;
  • and more.

We provide our view on how private equity funds should be thinking about their hiring strategies, the best methods to attract candidates and improve diversity, and how to improve employee retention.

Our country-by-country comparisons highlight regional differences in talent acquisition and key diversity metrics; which will continue to be a top priority for the industry in 2022 and beyond.

Over the course of nearly a decade spent collecting targeted, in-depth data on this industry, Dartmouth’s private equity team has built up a wealth of knowledge and insights that you can use to optimise candidate engagement and get the best results from your recruitment efforts. Request a copy of the report to have this knowledge at your finger tips.

Read about the 2021 report here.

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