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Private Equity Risk Managers

Overview

Risk managers identify, analyze, and mitigate risks to help their employer improve profitability and meet performance goals. At private equity firms, much of a risk manager’s focus is on two key financial parameters: the probability of losing capital and the uncertainty of returns. Risk managers are also known as risk officers and chief risk officers.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Managing Partner

Junior Partner/General Partner

Vice President/Chief Risk Officer

Risk Manager

Risk Management Assistant or Intern