92% of Private Equity CFOs expect Millennials to stay less than five years

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Private equity CFOs focus on developing talent and enabling digital technology to stay competitive

  • More than 40% of private equity (PE) CFOs see portfolio analytics and management reporting as their top technology investments over the next two years
  • Approximately 50% of PE CFOs view the right cybersecurity and automating processes as “must haves” in their operating models
  • 92% of CFOs expect Millennials to stay less than five years and 51% of PE CFOs say retaining their talent is integral to their future success

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Private equity chief financial officers (CFOs) are now looking to mature their operating model after focusing on implementing baseline technologies and hiring talent over the last few years to address regulation and investor demands. These raw materials have enabled CFOs to design a blueprint to build a better operating model in the future, according to EY’s 2017 global private equity CFO survey, Have yesterday’s challenges provided a foundation for tomorrow’s success?

The fourth annual survey of 103 private equity funds, conducted in collaboration with Private Equity International (PEI), finds that private equity firms’ top operating objectives over the next two years are automating processes (45%), developing personnel (53%) and improving management reporting (55%). Similarly, 51% of private equity (PE) firms believe retaining talent is the top issue required to remain competitive in the future.

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