We have seen a significant increase across our Private Market clients seeking to add specialist sales professionals to their platforms. With a particular focus on the Institutional market segment, the Benelux & UK have seen the most attention. We have assisted a large proportion of our Infrastructure & Real Estate clients in hiring product focused sales leaders, as the ever increasing demand to diversify allocations towards illiquid products continues. Feel free to reach out to discuss our recent research into the EMEA based talent pools for this client segment.
'Companies have raised $400bn in funds in the first three weeks of 2021 as the torrent of government and central bank stimulus to rescue global economies cascades across capital markets. The global bond and equity fundraising spree marks one of the biggest hauls of the past two decades for the comparable period and is about $170bn above the average for this time of year, a Financial Times analysis of Refinitiv data shows.'