Jensen Partners Q1 2021 Newsletter: Big rebound in hiring as demand for market talent reaches a record high

If the defining word of 2020 for the alternative investment industry was "trepidation," then a fitting description for 2021 could be "anticipation." Whether it's anticipation at returning to some post-vaccination sense of normalcy, anticipation at returning to the office and reconnecting with colleagues, or anticipation at raising new funds and putting capital to work, many alternative investment firms are eager to get back to the business of generating returns for clients

Jensen Partners Credit Newsletter

Why is diverse talent so difficult to find in the private debt industry? Welcome to the first in a series of data-driven articles analyzing systemic challenges in diversity recruiting within the credit space Over the past year, the dual crises of COVID-19 and racial injustice have put the private debt industry to a major test. […]

Jensen Partners Climate Newsletter

Why the increased focus on climate action will require alternative investment firms to transform how they invest and market their funds Climate change and climate action remain big themes for investors in 2021, invalidating the concerns that sustainability issues would take a back seat during a year that was defined by crises. What we are […]

Jensen Partners Q3 2020 Newsletter: Reflecting on a New Hiring Landscape

Despite everything that has happened in 2020–a pandemic, mass protests and a contentious U.S. Presidential Election–fundraising in the alternative investment industry has remained at near peak levels, supported by a growing crop of sophisticated marketing professionals. In just the last two weeks, my team and I have worked on more recruiting assignments and pitches than […]

Jensen Partners Q2 2020 Newsletter: The Age of the Product Specialist

One of the few constants in a time of constant change is the continued growth and sophistication of the alternative investment industry. What was once considered a niche investment approach has ballooned into a sector that in many instances rivals traditional investing in the competition for institutional capital. However, this growth in both the scope […]