Private Equity Recruitment


Carnegie’s Investment team within Private Markets is led by Guy Steel and covers a broad spectrum of clients in Private Equity. We have a strong track record of assisting a wide range of businesses with their hiring needs, ranging from Start Ups to Family Offices, multi fund / strat Global leaders, debt funds and niche boutiques.

Our specialist consultants:

Guy Steel

Founder; Director

Typical Roles

CIO / Principal / Partner

Investment Director

Vice President (VP)

Investment Manager




Private Equity firms invest in companies or other assets to generate returns for investors. Private Equity companies have a range of career options including Finance, Investment, Human Resources, Marketing and Business Support roles.

Most Private Equity professionals hold a degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field. Additionally, many PE firms prefer candidates to have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced degrees.

Private Equity investment professionals need to have strong analytical, financial modelling, communication, and negotiation skills, ideally with M&A experience from an Investment Bank. Private Equity Accounting professionals will likely need to be qualified accountants with experience of auditing Private Equity funds. Human Resources professionals with have a financial services background and strong academic profile. Additionally, Private Equity professionals need to be able to work in high-pressure environments and remain organized and detail oriented.

To gain a competitive edge in the PE industry, many individuals have prior experience in finance, banking, consulting, or accounting. Additionally, many PE firms prefer to hire candidates with a few years of experience in a related field.


The salary for a Private Equity professional varies greatly depending on the firm and the individual’s role, experience and qualifications. If you are a company looking for salary advice, please get in touch to request our latest Private Equity industry salary survey.

The best format for a CV is the reverse chronological format, which lists the most recent experience first. This format allows employers to easily see your most recent experience and qualifications.

To determine if a recruitment firm is right for you, it is important to assess their specialties, network, experience, and services. Additionally, you should evaluate the firm’s reputation, the feedback from their existing clients, and the type of technology they use.

To make your CV stand out, make sure it is well-written and organized. Include relevant keywords that align with the job description, and use powerful language to demonstrate your qualifications. Avoid clichés and be sure to use a professional font.