Successfully hiring and developing our people is key to our growth, as we seek to maintain and enhance our culture as ICG develops.
We have continued to make strategic hires across the organisation to ensure we have the breadth and depth of expertise to execute on the long-term opportunities ahead. We have welcomed a number of senior hires within the organisation across our investment, ESG (environment, social and governance) and Sustainability, and marketing and client relations teams. These are important hires, helping to future-proof ICG as we continue to market and invest a larger range of products to a growing and increasingly complex set of clients.
The number of Group permanent employees at 30 September 2022 was 575 and over the last five years our employee base has grown at a CAGR of 14%.
As we welcome new colleagues to the firm, it is vital that we ensure they integrate quickly and are able to add to our effectiveness and culture. During the year we continued to evolve our induction programmes for new joiners at all levels, ensuring they get a holistic view of ICG and are rapidly able to build their internal networks.
Being able to bring one’s full self to work is a core part of having an open working environment, and we have further advanced our employee-led networks during the year, including ensuring that employees across all our offices globally are able to actively participate. We have also reviewed our policies, including around family building and care leave, to ensure that employees are able to balance their work and family lives.
Finally, our charitable efforts have been significantly enhanced in the year, with a targeted approach to support social mobility and early career development, in line with ICG’s broader values.