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24 October 2013

Private equity outperforms for US pension funds, says reportp

Private equity returns to large US public pension funds continue to outperform all other asset classes over ten-year time horizons, according to industry group the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

23 October 2013

Confidence grows for Silicon Valley VCsp

Confidence in the sector improved for Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the third quarter, amounting to five consecutive quarters of increasing sentiment, a new survey has found.

21 October 2013

US sees quarterly increase in venture capital dealsp

Quarterly venture capital investment activity rose for both value and number of deals, with the software industry receiving the highest level of funding for 12 years.

21 October 2013

Dividend recaps back in the frame as loan volumes hold fastp

The third quarter saw a continuing increase in dividend recapitalisations and competitive pressure from US sources of capital on European lenders, according to a new report.

18 October 2013

Corporate venture capital could plug the SME funding gapp

With around £488bn in cash sitting on the balance sheets of UK corporates, captive venture capital firms could help plug the funding gap for UK SMEs.

15 October 2013

Israeli technology investment spikes in Q3p

Investment in Iraeli technology companies hit its highest total for 13 years as $660m was recorded in the third quarter of 2013.

14 October 2013

Private equity investment bounces back despite yearly declinep

Private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the cleantech sector in September 2013 was an improvement on the typically quiet holiday month of August as volume increased 82 per cent and value was almost eight times higher.

11 October 2013

Growing hopes for a European recovery in 2014p

UK financial services firms are feeling “strikingly positive” about their business situation, according to a new survey.

8 October 2013

Pension funds look to broaden alternative asset exposurep

Pension trustees are much more prepared to consider a wider range of asset classes than has historically been the case, with alternative assets set to play a key role in reducing portfolio risk and delivering attractive returns.

2 October 2013

Fund managers looking for “new ways” to achieve performancep

Growing competition means GPs are having to to reassess fee structures and seek ways to differentiate their offerings, according to a new report.

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