Show me the money

PEI Manager's 2009 Private Equity Investor Relations Compensation Survey, the most authoritative benchmark for the compensation of private equity IR professionals, showed that investor relations professionals continue to gain ground as essential members of their organisation. Nearly half of the respondents reported participating in carry, and nearly a half said they are at the level of a director or above within the firm. But on the downside, most said they did not receive a raise in 2008 – a sign of the tough times.

INFLUENCE
The level of influence of the IR professional varies widely from firm to firm, with most reporting that they wield about as much power as a director

THE QUESTION OF CARRY
About half of the respondents said they participate in carry, though few are higher than the fourth quartile within the firm

PAYDAY
Most respondents reported earning between $100,000 and $400,000 including carry

FEW RAISES THIS YEAR
Most respondents said they didn't get a raise last year