Investing in private companies is an arduous process. Investors need a team that is capable of handling the research, due diligence and financial analysis required to close deals. During the interview, the person interviewing you would like to know how you would tackle these tasks, as well as whether your skills and experience are a good fit for the role.
To answer this question, you must begin by describing your previous experiences with investor relations. Then, discuss the strategies you use to communicate complex financial information in a manner that investors are able to comprehend. You can also discuss the tools you employ to monitor market trends and how precise your communications are.
Interviewers may also ask about your experience in the area of regulatory compliance. This could include how you keep up-to-date with the latest regulations and guidelines issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition, they may inquire about your ability to effectively manage communication between shareholders.
Be cautious not to get bogged down in the details of your answer. Many candidates recount stories about their love of finance and how they got into private equity. This can make them appear rambling. Keep your answers short, confident and focused on your strengths.