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30 May 2014

Private equity ‘war chest’ set to be deployed in Europe $

A ‘war chest’ of funds will be put to work across the European private equity market with sharp-eyed firms embracing new hybrid US-European finance options.

28 May 2014

Private equity performance can be replicated, says study $

While persistence at IRR level is indeed evasive, there is strong evidence for persistence at alpha level – certain fund managers are able to outperform the market in terms of alpha creation repeatedly.

28 May 2014

Asset managers must reveal full costs of fund management to pension funds $

Asset managers should be required to reveal the full costs of active fund management to help investors see the full drag on their return, according to a new white paper.

22 May 2014

Ignoring sustainability not viable for private equity $

Amid the recent travails of the sustainable investment space, inaction is no longer an option for investors when it comes to factoring in the carbon-related risk, argues former US Vice President Al Gore.

21 May 2014

Alternative investments poised to enter mainstream $

By 2020, alternatives and passive products together will represent 35 per cent of assets managed by the industry.

2 May 2014

US private equity investors head to Europe in new buyout spree $

Global private equity players that are headquartered in North America have long been investors in European assets, however, recent European M&A processes have seen strong interest from purely US-based private equity firms.

28 April 2014

Funds of funds face fight to measure up $

measure_ruler_benchmark Funds of funds are reshaping their product offerings in the face of continued investor demands for more flexibility and lower costs

23 April 2014

LPs renew age-old demand for information $

Investors continue to be surprised that they still need to remind fund managers that good communications lie at the heart of an LP-GP relationship.

10 April 2014

European governments shutting the door on private equity $

Governments across Europe continue to look at opportunities to privatise national assets - many, however, structure the deal terms in ways to preclude private equity.

10 April 2014

Outsourced operating partner model set to rise in prominence $

The outsourced operating partner model is still in its infancy, but it should soon become a far more prevalent approach in private equity because of its obvious advantages over the old model of employed, in-house operating partner.

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