By Nicola Meaden Grenham, PhD, Senior Adviser, Armstrong International Investment competition in the private markets continues to advance at a speedy pace. It is particularly strong in Europe as an increasing number of mid-sized North American pension funds enter a market that has been, hitherto, the domain of the large institutional investors and the sovereign…


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Many graduates considering their future career have traditionally been attracted to the “work hard, retire early” image that banking appeared to represent. Pore over spreadsheets late into the night, work 16-hour days and, if you believe in outdated and inaccurate stereotypes, drive off into the sunset to retire at 40. The problem is that banking…