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Private Equity specialists work for investment banks or in mergers and acquisitions, or equities divisions of a company. They are required to raise money from banks, high net worth individuals, and private firms to chase returns beyond those offered by public stock exchanges. These specialists try to predict the return of investment of a particular organization and determine how to best use the investment given.

Private Equity professionals usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Raising money from other companies.
• Determining uses for investments.
• Performing financial accounting.
• Predicting return of investment.
• Investing money.


• Having leadership skills.
• Being self-motivated.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being dedicated.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being able to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Having organizational skills.
• Being reliable.
• Having excellent investment and business judgment.
• Being efficient.


Applicants for Private Equity industry jobs are required to have a Bachelor´s or Master´s Degree in Finance, Economics, Investment Analysis, or Accounting. Professionals who want to have better job opportunities and enhance their credentials are encouraged to obtain a Master of Business Administration related to this field. Persons working on this sector who have managerial responsibilities are also required to have a Doctorate in Investment Analysis, Econometrics, Math, or Financial Engineering. One of the certifications available for professionals of this industry is the Certified Public Accountant. This qualification requires that the candidate has continuing professional education to maintain an active license.

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