Private Equity

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Private equity funds are seeking to secure a record $635 billion in investor capital as demand for the asset class goes through the roof, new research from Preqin suggests. Globally, 1,908 private equity funds are in market in Q2 2017, seeking a combined $635 billion, up from 1,834 vehicles that

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Private equity fund managers are optimistic about the industry’s performance in 2017 as they look to shake off the volatility of last year, according to a new report from BDO. Its global poll of 200 fund managers found 71 per cent now think the investment landscape is “favourable”, compared to

New research has found that managers overseeing the investments of the world's super wealthy have been turning away from hedge funds and instead focusing on private equity and private debt investments. According to UBS and Campden Research survey, which questioned 242 family offices – which manage money for super-rich family

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Hedge fund executives and private equity groups are at the top of the list when it comes to donated funds to the US presidential election season. As of last month, the candidates in this year's presidential race have raised $1.1 billion in total, figures from the Federal Election Commission that

The global adviser to pension schemes, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has said that private equity managers are making use of financing tricks in order to boost their performance fees. The firm, along with many globally-focused academics, have accused private equity companies across the world of employing the 'financial engineering technique'

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been urged to stand firm on the warnings it issued to the private equity industry regarding treatment of clients in 2014. Two years ago, the SEC made use of new powers granted as a result of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act and


Alternative investments are becoming increasingly sought after as a result of low yields across the bond market, with new research showing that private equity, property and hedge funds are now the primary choices of the institutional investor. Research from pension fund consultancy Willis Towers Watson has revealed that the 100

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Around $500 million worth of private equity funding has been reeled in by the oldest bank in Germany in order to invest in ship loans, fuelling the suggestion that the asset class may begin to regain some of its former popularity. The Hamburg-based Joh Berenberg Gossler & Co KG, signed

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According to new research, the majority of institutional investors are planning to boost their allocation to private equity over the next five years, proving the strength of the asset class. The survey of 118 worldwide institutional investors was carried out by financial firm State Street Global Exchange and found that

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According to a new report, private equity investments in developed marketplaces far outperformed those made in emerging markets over the second part of last year. The Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex US Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital Index found that a far stronger Euro helped to boost the