Global private equity and venture capital news and research


17 September 2013

No hiding place for the UK private equity industry $

A drive for transparency has only gone part of the way to explaining the UK private equity industry to the wider world, as the BVCA faces its own challenges to adapt to the changing needs of its members

13 September 2013

Funds of funds under scrutiny as private equity moves forward $

Amidst the wider ructions the private equity industry has undergone in the past few years, the continued role of fund of funds managers has engaged a great portion of the debate, as the pricing, positioning and the entire business model of the fund of funds industry has been called into question.

12 September 2013

Private equity still suffering hangover from mid-2000 binge $

hangover alka seltzer A sluggish economic recovery, political uncertainty and a shifting regulatory landscape have dampened private equity activity just as it looked like it might be on the road to recovery, according to a new report.

11 September 2013

Listed private equity struggles to be understood $

Despite some high-profile struggles, listed private equity has a vital role to play in an investment industry seeking to manage its relationship with liquidity

9 September 2013

Fund administrators feel the pinch as clients turn on the pressure to keep pace $

Fund administrators are feeling the squeeze with the twin challenges of cost and complexity increasingly coming to bear as the private equity industry continues its development.

3 September 2013

Responsible investing in the frame for institutional investors $

Institutional investors need to think critically about how to integrate environmental, social and governance factors into their investment process, according to a new report.

2 September 2013

Fee levels, performance and alignment of interests in private equity $

The question of the performance measurement of private equity returns is a recurring debate fed by the lack of transparency. And while performance assessment is a determining stake for fundraising and activity, it remains an uncertain science.

30 August 2013

Private capital still needs encouragement to invest in developing countries $

Private investment opportunities in developing countries are often perceived as overly risky or uncertain for the majority of investors and innovative instruments are required to help stimulate private flows.

29 August 2013

Understanding the behaviour of private equity funds $

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 Lanka $

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

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