Altus Blog & News

VIEW FROM THE TOP: ARE EUROPEAN DISTRESSED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BACK?

Posted in Career Development, Hedge Funds, Private Equity on 1 September 2018

A record bull run in global equity markets and a positive fund-raising environment have seen fewer enticing opportunities for distressed and stressed credit investment managers, who have consequently found themselves concentrating more upon managing existing positions in their portfolios rather than putting as much new capital to work.

SPOTLIGHT: HOW DO YOU BECOME A FEMALE LEADER WITHIN PRIVATE EQUITY?

Posted in Career Development, Private Equity on 1 June 2018

Ana Maria Harrison, Partner at the $32bn fund manager Adams Street Partners, didn’t start her career in private equity conventionally. Venezuela born, she was an aspiring tennis professional, whose career was cut short by two significant injuries. Undeterred by this set-back she reset her focus on another highly competitive industry – financial services. Now, alongside […]

VIEW FROM THE TOP: WOMEN IN PRIVATE EQUITY – HOW DO WE REDRESS THE IMBALANCE?

Posted in Career Development, Private Equity on 1 May 2018

The paucity of female senior executives is now a widely-recognised concern for most industries, not least Private Equity.

This problem is by no means solely encountered in firms’ upper echelons, but in fact is quite clearly also a grass-roots issue. The gender ratio amongst UK undergraduates, both across elite Russell Group institutions and the country’s universities overall, is often weighted in favour of women. However, the proportion of female applicants to junior roles in Private Equity is dramatically lower.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: PRIVATE EQUITY – DOES THE PARTY HAVE TO END?

Posted in Private Equity on 1 April 2018

What has been most noticeable has been the record-breaking amounts of capital raised. Private Equity firms raised more than $700Bn globally last year. Furthermore, GPs are returning to the market quicker than usual to capitalise on the huge demand for the asset class.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE CIRCUS FACING THE CONSUMER CFO

Posted in Career Development on 1 March 2018

The Birth of the Chief Financial, Economic, Technological, Political and Plate-Juggling Officer

VIEW FROM THE TOP: PREPARING FOR YOUR CAREER MOVE IN 2018

Posted in Career Development on 1 February 2018

I am the founder of Altus Partners, a leading executive search firm. Having worked in the search industry for many years and listened to thousands of professionals’ thoughts and questions regarding the next steps in their careers, I have grown accustomed to providing guidance in such matters. However, as an employer myself, I also witness […]