Thursday, March 15, 2012

Study Finds Women Account for Increasing Senior Roles at PE Firms

A study conducted by Prequin last month discovered that in North America females account for 9.2% of senior employees at private equity firms. The percentage of senior roles held by women at VC firms vs. PE firms is actually surprisingly pretty different. The study found that 9.7% of senior members of VC firms are women vs. only 6.9% at buyout PE firms. Overall, Prequin did find that the proportion of senior roles held by women has been increasing compared to last year (9.2% in 2012 vs. 8.9% in 2011). While this is a good trend in the right direction, it's clear that there is still plenty of room for more female investors to join the top ranks at private equity firms.

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