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28 August 2012

Institutional investors question approach to venture capital $

kauffman_mulcahy_170sq While the recent struggles of the venture capital industry will come as no surprise, the Kauffman Foundation's recent report called for a complete rethink as to institutional investor involvement in the asset class.

27 August 2012

Asset management boutiques and UCITS III in Germany – from market entry to manager selection $

For years now, highly specialised, independent asset managers have been gaining in profile for the decision-makers in investments in corporations, foundations, pension institutions and insurance companies. One reason for this development lies in the above-average results achieved by these specialised providers.

23 August 2012

Why modern portfolio theories are dying $

The problem with today's diversification strategies deployed by institutional investors is that horizontal diversification is chock-full of embedded bottom-heavy diversification, and at least ten levels deep in venture, writes Georges van Hoegaerden of The Venture Company.

16 August 2012

UK lower mid-market weathers eurozone storm $

The gradual recovery in deal flow in private equity’s UK lower mid-market continued during the second quarter of 2012, as the eurozone crises’ impact on confidence and the availability of leveraged debt continued to dampen the wider continental buyout market.

16 August 2012

Downturn signals “death” of social media IPO $

death_sq The market reaction to the Facebook IPO spells the end for listings of social media businesses, according to M&A advisory group Magister Advisors.

10 August 2012

Exploding the venture capital myths $

There still exist a number of incorrect assumptions surrounding the venture capital industry, which has flattered to deceive in recent years, according to one US institutional investor.

9 August 2012

India retains appeal as breakthrough market $

ifc_raju_170sq Those LPs that have committed to India do so in search of the promise of growth that comes from emerging economies, but many are still working through the unique challenges facing the region’s growing private equity industry.

7 August 2012

Investor relations: More talking than doing? $

speak_shout_170sq Despite talk of better investor communication and relationships, what is actually being done to develop this continuously neglected segment?

30 July 2012

Shedding new light on secondary markets $

light_dark_depth_sea_170sq The high water mark of 2011’s secondary activity was accompanied by familiar suggestions that the market was breaking through, but are the floodgates really about to open or is it more of the same old story?

23 July 2012

Environmental, social and governance risks threaten financial stability $

Policy-makers and financiers seeking to bring equilibrium back to the markets should heed the thinking of financial sustainability advocates to stay clear of creeping environmental, social, and governance risks, according to a new report

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