Cambridge Judge Business School and Level 20
PRIVATE EQUITY CAREER PATH SURVEY
The Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) and Level 20 are carrying out a ground-breaking survey of the career paths of individuals working in the European private equity industry, with the support of Invest Europe, the BVCA and other European country industry associations. The survey is directed at individuals that are currently working or have worked in the Private Equity Industry including GPs (Buyout, Growth Equity, Venture, Mezzanine, Infrastructure etc), LPs (Institutional Investors, Fund of Funds, Secondaries, Mezzanine, Family Office etc), and multi-asset managers or consultants covering alternative assets.
The objective of the survey is to gather information from a very large number of industry participants, which will help us understand the unique career progression of executives in this industry and the various factors that shape their progression. The results of the survey will be analysed by the researchers at CJBS. Level 20 and CJBS will publish the findings in a report later this year which will be made available to the industry.
The survey is divided into two parts:
Questionnaire A - data on your career to date with information on each of the firms that you have worked for (up to a maximum of 4 firms) and information about you.
Questionnaire B – psychometric questions to supplement the factual data
Please be assured that the information you give will be kept entirely confidential. The survey is being conducted by CJBS to the very highest academic and ethical standards. No-one, other than the CJBS researchers involved, will see your answers. You will be asked to re-create your identifier (e.g., EXE0110FRO) in order to link the responses to the two questionnaires. You may receive requests to complete this survey from multiple sources but please only complete it once and only create one identifier code. Research reports resulting from this survey will aggregate responses across a very large number of individuals and organisations, thereby protecting you and your firm’s anonymity at all times.
How long will it take and how do I fill in the Survey? The first questionnaire will take 15-20 minutes to complete and the second 5-10 minutes. Please answer all the questions as accurately as you can, but if you do not have enough information to complete some, please select the “Don’t know” or “N/A” options. The second questionnaire contains questions which should be read carefully, and then your immediate response should be given.
Thank you for your time. This pioneering survey is extremely important for the industry, and will enable CJBS, Level 20 and the private equity associations to identify the challenges and opportunities facing men and women who are developing careers in our industry.