The 2021 Holt/MM&K North American Alternative Asset Management Compensation Survey Report has just been published and is now available for purchase.

October 7, 2021


With over 100 participating firms from across the United States and Canada, including Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate firms, this Report contains a tremendous array of data, statistics and analysis.

Overall, 120 organisations participated in the survey, providing information on over 4,000 incumbents, employed in 46 different positions, ranging from analyst to managing partner on the investment side and receptionist to chief operating officer on the administrative side.

The findings reveal that despite the effects of the pandemic, private equity and venture capital compensation continued to grow in 2021.  In fact, 2021 could be considered to be one of the healthiest years the North American market has ever seen.

At the senior level, partner’s compensation in the form of bonus / profit share has experienced the largest percentage increase recorded since 2008, with total short-term cash (salary plus bonus) increasing by 38% over 2020 levels at the median.  Interestingly and in contrast, more junior investment roles’ total short-term cash only increased by 22% year on year at the median.

To obtain your copy of the North American PE and VC Compensation Report, please contact Margarita Skripina.

For those of you more interested in the European picture, we have now published the 2021 MM&K/Holt UK and European Private Equity and Venture Capital Compensation Survey Report. Enquire here.

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