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The past 3 years has seen huge levels of economic uncertainty with the COVID pandemic, high inflation and cost of living crisis being a few of the main causes of this. Our 2022 Private Equity report has now been released, so in this article I will be taking a closer look at how staffing levels…

May 16, 2023 Read more >

MM&K has now released the 2022 edition of its Private Equity and Venture Capital report. In this article, we take a look at how salaries for non-investment roles have changed each year since 2019 and how this compares with inflation and average increases across the UK job market. The graph below shows the average base…

April 24, 2023 Read more >

MM&K has now released the 2022 edition of its Private Equity and Venture Capital report. In this article, we take a look at how salaries for Investment Roles have changed each year since 2019 and how this compares with inflation. The graph below shows the average change in base salary across all Investment Professional roles…

March 15, 2023 Read more >

Companies with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have typically been overlooked by Private Equity firms due to their perceived 100% employee-owned structure. However, in recent years, companies have been using more partial ESOPs. Could this be the turn of the tide for PE firms to consider these companies alongside the benefits that an ESOP provides?…

February 24, 2023 Read more >

For the past 27 years MM&K has been running the Private Equity and Venture Capital Compensation Survey. In the past couple of years we have seen unprecedented demand for junior investment professionals and a commensurately significant increase in their remuneration – a factor also noted by a number of our contacts. 75% of firms across…

January 26, 2023 Read more >

Looking back on a year of turmoil 2022 was supposed to be the year in which we started to get back to normal, or to embrace the “new” normal. In January, COVID was a declining force, inflation was 5.5%, investors anticipated a brighter outlook for the UK economy and the FTSE100 index closed above 7,500…

December 21, 2022 Read more >

We are delighted to announce that we have recently published our latest MM&K PE/VC Compensation Report which sets out our findings from our 2022 survey of the UK and European private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate fund management industries. One new addition to this year’s report includes the introduction of three ESG roles,…

November 22, 2022 Read more >

MM&K’s 2022 survey into compensation levels and structures in the UK and European PE, VC, Infrastructure and Real Estate fund management sectors is well underway and it looks like we will have a record number of firms participating in the survey this year. We only gather data for the purposes of the survey from the…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

MM&K has concluded its short pulse survey on what has happened to pay levels (including bonus payments) so far this year, in particular for the investment professionals, in the private equity and venture capital fund management industries in the UK. There has been much commentary in the press recently about how the starting salaries for…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

MM&K is currently conducting a short pulse survey to provide us, and our clients, with an indication of what is happening to pay levels, in particular for the investment professionals, in the private equity and infrastructure fund management industries in the UK. There has been much commentary in the press recently about how the starting…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

As most readers will know, carried interest is part of the Private Equity industry’s DNA.  The concept of carried interest, in reality the more common name for the performance fee that a fund manager receives for successfully managing someone else’s money by investing it in private equity, has been an integral part of the private…

February 16, 2022 Read more >

As specialists in Executive Remuneration and with strong ties to the Private Equity market, MM&K partners with Holt in the US, to run an annual compensation survey of over 170 alternative investment fund management firms across Europe and North America. We appreciate that there has long been a general assumption that the US typically compensates…

February 16, 2022 Read more >

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