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Fund of Funds

13 August 2013

Team evolution drives private equity performance, claims study

Contrary to widely held beliefs, turnover between private equity funds has a strong, positive impact on performance, according to a new report.

19 June 2009

Alternative assets: Private equity funds of fundsp

Funds of funds offer investors access to elite funds and knowledge of emerging funds that have the potential to achieve top quartile performance, according to Piper Jaffray.

10 December 2007

Why specialised fund of funds focusing on US venture capital complement a private equity portfolio wellp

Fund of funds have become one of the most important LP groups in private equity funds. According to The 2007 Fund of Funds Review approximately 38 per cent of worldwide private equity assets are controlled by fund of funds. Smaller institutions having assets under management below $10bn are the most important customers of these fund of funds, writes Holger Seidel of BPE Fund Investors.

15 June 2007

Charmed by the Eastp

Funds of funds are mushrooming in Asian private equity, says APER. Excitement stirred in the Asian private equity fund management industry when Asia Alternatives Management LLC announced the final closing of its maiden Asian fund of funds. Asia Alternatives Capital Partners LP greeted the industry with a final size at US$515m and took the crown as the largest Asia-focused fund of funds.

11 October 2006

Investing in private equity through a fund of fundsp

Important considerations in portfolio allocation to private equity are examined by Fort Washington in this introductory paper on the subject.

9 November 2004

Asian Fund of Funds Floweringp

The launch of two new Asian funds of funds underscores a groundswell of global institutional interest in Asian private equity, says the APER. They argue the time appears to be ripe for establishing Asian private equity fund of funds.

14 May 2003

The information deficiency problem of private equity fund of funds: a risk and monitoring management perspectivep

The importance of risk and monitoring management of private equity investments has increased in importance with the crumbling equity markets and the industry's emergence as an alternative asset class for investors. Gregor Diem of the University of Birmingham discusses its importance to private equity funds of funds and suggests some improvements that could be made.

19 February 2003

Funds of funds – an industry in transitionp

The number of funds of funds has increased dramatically over the last few years, but how has the industry shaped up? And how many players will survive the current downturn? A new research paper explores these issues.

22 January 2003

James Pitt, Managing Director, Primary Fund of Funds, AXA Private Equityp

Pitt on the attraction of small, regional funds, on the inherent inertia in private equity investing, on the living dead of the asset class and on faddish funds. (Full profile available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles, Volume III.)

8 January 2003

Private equity fund of fundsp

For those interested in investing in private equity but unsure where to start, the fund of funds may be the best option. In an extract from The Handbook of Alternative Investments (ed. Darrell Jobman, John Wiley & Sons 2002) Geoffrey Hirt, Thomas Galuhn and Paul Rice provide an introduction to funds of funds. They also outline important points to look for when making the investment decision.

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