PODCAST: When and how to build an in-house IR team

Executive recruiters Mary Gay Townsend and Simon Nixon discuss the pros and cons of having your own investor relations team – and whether it's worth it.


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Picture this: you’re a private equity firm that has up until now been doing all your fundraising on your own or with the help of an external placement agent. There comes a point when you might consider bringing someone in-house to manage investor relations. What’s the best way to go about this, and how much is it going to cost you? Most importantly, will it be worth it?

In January, we sat down with Mary Gay Townsend and Simon Nixon from executive search firms Norgay Partners and Carpenter Farraday to discuss this very topic. The key takeaway: having an in-house IR team and using external help are not mutually exclusive.