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Effect of investment focus and manager selection in private equity returns $

31 Mar 2003

Returns in private equity have outperformed those in public equities over the last few years. However, a historical review of private equity reveals two key trends – median private equity returns tend to underperform public equities and there is a wider dispersion between top quartile and bottom quartile returns than in public equities. These trends make manager selection crucial, argues Sridhar Manyem of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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