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The state of diversity in global Private Markets: 2022

Our new report, The state of diversity in global Private Markets: 2022, builds on prior McKinsey research on diversity in the workplace to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion in the global private markets industry, with a focus on private equity organizations and institutional investors.

We surveyed 42 private equity companies and institutional investors around the world and conducted interviews with several industry leaders to supplement the data we received. Participating private equity companies directly employ more than 60,000 people globally.

Our findings highlight the importance of diversity of talent in private equity, as well as the progress made over the course of 2021, and provides clear areas to focus on as the industry continues to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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