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29 August 2013

Understanding the behaviour of private equity fundsp

While upcoming solvency and prudential ratios use historical risks and returns of private equity funds, resulting ratios are artificially high. However, correcting solvency and prudential ratio calculation into account specificities of private equity investing is difficult, according to a recent study.

28 August 2013

Private sector investments on the rise in Sri Lankap

A reduction in borrowing and increasing equity funding could help Sri Lankan enterprises become more competitive and grow faster and could also improve country’s capital stock and wealth

26 August 2013

Private equity enters the social networkp

Despite the scepticism from a historically private industry, online networking and other social media will soon become a central part of a private equity firm’s communication and external relations strategy

8 August 2013

Separate accounts could solve China’s private equity problemp

Separate managed accounts have the potential to fix what is manifestly broken in China private equity, providing access to good investment opportunities, but with little or none of the high risk, waste, misaligned incentives of blind pool investing.

6 August 2013

Regulatory hurdles hindering foreign investment in Indian private equity fundsp

While the bulk of private equity funds raised for investments in India are currently pooled in offshore countries with attractive tax and regulatory frameworks, if India needs to compete with global financial hubs, the government must formulate a foreign investment policy that gives foreign investors a sense of comfort while choosing India as a location to pool funds.

31 July 2013

Positive performance trend continues for private equityp

The positive performance trend in private equity continued in 2013, with a strong annual performance of 13 per cent in the US and 11 per cent in Europe, further exhibiting “significant, long-term outperformance” of public equity markets.

29 July 2013

Private equity industry braces for distribution wave as liquidity concerns easep

Global buyout and venture capital distributions in 2012 totaled $125bn, or 97 per cent, of the previous peak in 2007, leading to an anticipated distribution cycle

24 July 2013

CEE matures into developed region with ‘emerging market upside’p

Central and Eastern Europe saw an increase in private equity deal-making for the third year in a row as 220 companies received backing in 2012, though absolute investment levels saw a decline.

12 July 2013

Emerging markets grow their share of global private equity capitalp

Around $200bn of fresh capital went to private equity and venture capital firms in 2012. For the first time, 20 per cent of that total - around $40bn - went to fund managers in emerging market countries, while only $15bn went to the much vaunted BRIC economies.

27 June 2013

Threat of conflicting advice continues as AIFMD nearsp

There continue to be a number of areas of uncertainty surrounding AIFMD, which unless resolved quickly and carefully will still have a significant impact on individual firms and the industry as a whole.

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