Finance: Career Ladder
Responsible for analysing the balance sheets and profit-and-loss accounts of companies to arrive at a valuation to evaluate growth opportunities in the sector where the target company operates.
Salary: Rs 12 lakh to Rs 20 lakh a year
Once the team has zeroed in on a company to invest in, the senior analyst helps check that its accounts are in order, that its operations and facilities are sound and it is adhering to various environmental standards.
Salary: Rs 16 lakh to Rs 30 lakh a year
Deals directly with the client, and may also have a role in the final negotiations with the company when the firm is about to invest.
Salary: Rs 30 lakh to Rs 50 lakh a year
Leads large and important deals and helps raise funds for the company, funds that it uses to invest in various companies.
Salary: Rs 50 lakh to Rs 80 lakh a year
Responsible for the entire private equity team and also directs fund raising.
Salary: Rs 80 lakh upwards. Some companies also have profit-sharing arrangements for senior staff, up to five percent of earnings.