Private Equity Investment Analyst Salary
The average pay for a Private Equity Investment Analyst is $75,000 per year.
Job Description for Private Equity Investment Analyst
A private equity investment analyst is a specialized financial advisor who helps specific capital groups to make long-term investments in businesses. They typically work for a group of focused investors, although they may work with pension fund groups, endowment funds or even wealthy individuals. The private equity investment analyst does not seek to raise capital or provide fluid financial availability the way an investment advisor might for a business. Rather, he or she acts as an investor into private enterprise businesses with a goal of long-term growth.Read More...
A private equity analyst must first ensure that he or she has a clear understanding of the equity group's funds available to invest, ability to access more investment potential if needed and needs in terms of time frame and percentage of expected return. Then, he or she uses financial data to seek out investments that provide the kind of growth potential that the private equity entities are seeking. The analyst also helps manage the degree of capital invested. He or she may discover that investments in individual businesses exceed the amount of ownership percentage desired by investors; in other situations, however, it may be smart to increase an ownership stake. The analyst typically produces forecasts and provides them to investors, discussing their options and acting on their decisions. Additionally, the analyst provides guidance on selling and divesting investments in ways that maximize total growth of the fund's initial wealth.
Typically, a person must have undergraduate - and possibly postgraduate - education in finance or a related field for private equity investment analyst positions. A candidate must also be able to demonstrate a successful track record of large capital investment and growth as a general financial advisor.
Private Equity Investment Analyst Tasks
- Make recommendations for investments based on company and industry research.
- Perform analysis and construct models to evaluate the financial performance of private companies or industries.
- Manage private equity portfolios, evaluating profitability and conducting financial transactions.
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