Curious if anyone has any visibility on compensation as you approach the upper levels of IR/Marketing/BizDev roles at large funds? It appears that compensation becomes very close to that of the investment professionals, particularly as you get to the upper levels where equity stake gets invovled. I'm assuming many firms can't justify a huge pay differential, especially when there is plenty of $$$ to go around. One could also argue, that the Head IR/Marketing role is more important than the COO or CFO.
I know they are very different jobs, less technical, perhaps less perceived "prestige" or whatever...let's not go there, because not everyone cares about that. I've been interacting with a number of folks who made the switch for lifestyle and/or they realized they didn't have the deal sourcing capabilities to to get to the top on the investment side, but their network was strong enough to make a killing on the IR/marketing side and have really enjoyed their new roles.
Curious if anyone has some good insight regarding comp and career progression.