Intellectual Capital & Press

The Silent Carry Crisis Brewing in Private Equity

Written by EWM Global

Private equity has undergone a staggering transformation in the decade since the global banking crisis. What was once a relatively niche and informal corner of the international financial ecosystem has blossomed into a major […]

Read More


Voluntary Deferred Compensation (VDC) Plans Outside the US: A 2019 Update

Written by Geoff Gottlieb

Perception: voluntary deferred compensation (“VDC”) plans don’t work outside the US In our conversations with US multinational companies sponsoring VDC plans for their domestic employees and with tax/legal advisors to such firms, we frequently hear that an effective voluntary deferral […]

Read More


The Spreadsheet Game

Written by Tom Pittman

We met with the CFO of a private equity firm this week where we heard a common theme. The company is a medium sized buyout firm with ~ $3B AUM, three active funds plus one more in the fund raising period. They have thirty members […]

Read More


How to Motivate Your Investment Team Over Longer Holding Periods

Written by Raoul Kamath

As far as one can remember, the standard private equity “holding period” – the time between buying and selling a portfolio company – typically averaged between 5 and 7 years, and followed the capital raising to distribution cycle adopted by almost any firm that invested in the private capital space. However, […]

Read More


The Definitive Guide to Carried Interest

Written by Robert Hagmeier

EWM Global is pleased to announce its contribution to Private Equity International’s publication, “The Definitive Guide to Carried Interest”. Our seasoned team collaborated to write the book’s Employee Incentive Structures chapter to provide insight into best practices from an executive viewpoint and to highlight key considerations for establishing and structuring carried […]

Read More


Interview with Tom Pittman by Wells Fargo Prime Services Business Consulting

Written by Wells Fargo Prime Services

Hybrid hedge funds, which take a longer term investment focus, have the additional compensation component of a returns distribution waterfall. What is the distribution waterfall and what is the typical profit split in this type of investment period? The typical split is 80/20 where the LP gets 80% of profits on an investment exit and the GP keeps […]

Read More


EWM Global secures Raoul Kamath as US Regional Marketing & Sales Director

Written by EWM Global

EWM Global is pleased to announce that Raoul Kamath has joined the firm’s marketing and sales team as Regional Director in the US. In this capacity, Raoul will be working with banks, asset managers, insurance companies and private equity firms to enhance their deferred compensation, equity compensation, carried […]

Read More


EWM Global Appoints John Marion as US Regional Marketing & Sales Director

Written by Personnel Today

John Marion has joined EWM Global as US Regional Marketing & Sales Director. In this capacity, John will be working with banks, asset managers and private equity firms to enhance their deferred compensation, carried interest and leveraged co-investment plan administration. John brings a wealth of experience from […]

Read More


Interview with Wolfgang Schroter and Tom Pittman by PFM Magazine

Written by PFM Magazine

EWM Global’s CEO Wolfgang Schroter and CMO Tom Pittman call out the pain points for private equity firms administering their carried interest plans in-house. As managers expand their fund franchises and grow their deal teams, often with uniquely structured vehicles, […]

Read More


University of Leeds Career Fair

Written by EWM Global

EWM Global had the pleasure of participating in the University of Leeds Career Fair in the United Kingdom, where approximately 7,500 students and graduates are in attendance each year. https://www.ewmglobal.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Leeds-Career-Fair.mp4 Team members traveled to Leeds for a day of relationship-building with recent graduates and placement year students. Successful campus recruits have […]

Read More


Movin’ On Up

Written by EWM Global

EWM Global is proud to announce its new office location at 1177 Summer Street in Stamford, Connecticut. Having outgrown our previous office after five exceptional years, we are truly excited to begin this next stage at EWM Global! From our first logo in 2001 […]

Read More


Ready or Naught? Maintaining Your Competitive Advantage in a Time of Uncertainty and Beyond

Written by Plan Sponsor

The challenges associated with offering creative and effective executive compensation programs have always loomed large for employers, but never more so than today when the combination of volatile markets, an uncertain economic environment, and the specter of expanded regulation have […]

Read More