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5 minutes with… Stephen Millard, Included VC

“If organisations do not have high permission, high trust or are not open and conscious to allowing their employees to be their true selves, nothing will change.”

LPs: PE needs stricter oversight and regulation

According to Edelman, 74% of LPs believe there needs to be stricter oversight and regulation of PE

Cyber psychology

With cyber attacks increasing, the matter can no longer be an IT problem. It's time for private equity to see cyber threats as a major business risk, and with that, human behaviour needs to be front and centre.

UK male managing partners earn €200k more than female counterparts

UK male managing partners earn €774.30k on average, while UK female managing partners earn €545.83k

Two-thirds of ethnic minority financial services employees experience discrimination

“There is more work for all of us, and the problems and challenges that remain will only be solved if we address them collectively. This must have everyone’s attention.” -- Joerg Ambrosius

Profile: Hina Ahmad, Capital Dynamics

The COO discusses moving from the legal and compliance team to her current role, how the team has leveraged technology to keep up with rapid growth, as well as plans for evolving the firm's pandemic sub-committees

IPEM 2021: Lessons learned from Covid

Philippe Poletti, CEO of Ardian France talks about how the firm managed the Covid crisis, and why sustainability is now at the core of every business strategy

The evolution of HR

Attracting talent in an increasingly competitive landscape, nurturing and developing teams, navigating the post-Covid landscape - today's HR and talent practitioners have plenty on their plates

FCA, PRA & BoE outline D&I initiatives

“Regulators and industry need to work together to increase diversity at senior levels and ensure the UK’s financial services firms are best equipped to serve the economy”

PE career satisfaction remains strong

Majority of GPs are either more or equally satisfied in their jobs as they were 12 months ago

A guide to improving gender diversity

What can PE houses do to better their employee ratios? Sasha Graham of Equality Group provides her top insights

5 minutes with… Guy Battle, Social Value Portal

As ESG’s visibility continues to increase, finding ways to measure and report efforts remains tricky. Social Value Portal’s CEO Guy Battle explains how their framework attributes monetary values to social impact

2020 in review: D&I firmly on the agenda

A look back at our diversity & inclusion highlights in PE during 2020

Class of 2020

A cross-section of industry practitioners share their greatest lessons of this year

ILPA launches diversity initiative

Following the launch of its ‘Diversity in Action’ initiative, ILPA has announced the founding signatories; 46 GPs and LPs.

Comment: The unconscious biases that affect deal success

Iain Butler, partner at Royds Withy King showcases recent research undertaken in partnership with Professor Scott Moeller, director of the M&A Research Centre at The Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London

Comment: Stepping back (rather than looking back)

Nicola Morgan of The North Star Partnership urges leaders to take a step back and consider the potential opportunities of re-invention and innovation brought about by the pandemic

Culture shock: ESG, compliance and LPs

We caught up with representatives from PE houses across Europe to find out how ESG, compliance and investors have impacted culture

Comment: Preparing for the second wave

Dörte Hoppner, COO of Riverside Europe, highlights the importance of people and talent management as we face more months of uncertainty

Comment: The ‘new office politics’

IC Intelligence chief strategist Dr Desné Masie, says the worst isn't over for real estate funds

WATCH: Technology…and how it’s shaping the operating models of tomorrow

The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation, but there are major challenges still to face

Private equity’s return to work

Taylor Wessing partners Emma Danks and Helen Farr outline the key litigation risks of returning to the office

Comment: Culture drives results

Riverside COO Dörte Höppner believes culture is intrinsic to performance, and now is the time to talk about it

Culture shock: Recruitment and D&I

We asked representatives from PE houses across Europe how recruitment and D&I has impacted culture

Culture shock

Culture's intrinsic link to behaviour means private equity must think carefully about how it navigates the crisis

Culture shock: Covid-19 and WFH

We asked representatives from PE houses across Europe how Covid-19 and working from home has impacted culture

Investcorp creates D&I champion role

Jordana Semaan acts as the diversity representative at the HR council as well as actively promoting all aspects of equality and diversity across the global business

PE won’t make full office return until 2021

PER found 23% of respondents expect to make a complete return to the office between July and August while 37% are planning a full return between September and December

MJ Hudson’s WFH survey predicts permanent change

The preliminary findings reveal the ways in which new working conditions are impacting the industry, as well as an about-turn on remote working mind sets.

Join us: HR networks

Part two of our mini series on networks in PE: this instalment explores HR networks and finds they've been especially supportive during the crisis

WFH Survey

Tell us about your work from home experiences

How fund admins are supporting staff wellbeing amid WFH

Here are some examples of how fund admins are supporting their employees' wellbeing during this time

WFH best practice: Life in lockdown

Consultants 3LDC return with their next instalment, this time looking at the longer term impacts of remote working and how to adapt processes

Time to bring in the (remote) experts

With private equity firms moving to remote working set ups, now is the time to bring in experts adept at this way of working

Tech is key to solving work-life imbalance

An eVestment study into private capital work-life balance points to dangerous stress levels and higher risk of burnout

The new PE playbook

McKinsey urges sponsors and their portfolio companies to adjust quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak

A balanced breakfast

Highlights from our recent Breakfast Briefing event, which explored the work/life balance within private equity

Becoming superhuman

From life-coaching to hypnotherapy, we delve into the increasingly weird and wacky world of personnel development

Blurred lines

The private equity industry requires its high performing professionals to be on their best form and achieve those sought after returns for investors. But how much should a firm try to support its employees' mental health without overstepping personal boundaries?

The Profile: Ruby Biring, Livingbridge

Livingbridge’s head of talent Ruby Biring discusses the uniqueness of the talent role within a private equity firm, how each role is entirely different and the changes still to come