Private Equity

News and Insights on Private Equity as an Alternative Investment
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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

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According to new research, investment in private equity is tipped to grow over the course of 2016, alongside a high level of deal flow. The recent survey was carried out by ACG New York, the biggest association for middle market dealmaking professionals in the city. The survey questioned 142 professionals

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Private equity investment has never been short of attention. For institutional investors in particular, the pull of private equity as a supposedly less volatile route to profit is still strong. As global upheaval grows – a recent Citi Research report suggested that geopolitical unrest is at a 25-year high –

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  Investments into private equity reached records not seen since 2008 over the course of 2015, new research by investment advisory organisation Triago has found. Over the first three quarters of 2015, investments into private equity funds hit $364 billion, with a record $468 billion expected by the end of

Investments into private equity reached records not seen since 2008 over the course of this year, new research by investment advisory organisation Triago has found. Over the first three quarters of this year, investments into private equity funds hit $364 billion, with a record $468 billion expected by the end

Oxford University Endowment Fund

At around 1,000 years old, the University of Oxford is one of the best established education bodies in the world. But its investment plans are anything but traditional. The university’s £1.7 billion Oxford Endowment Fund was set up to help finance scholarships, building projects and staff salaries. It has to

private equity growth

To say that popularity of private equity as a form of alternative investment has grown steadily in recent years would, in reality, do a disservice to just how much activity this market has seen of late. According to PwC, the global private equity market stood at $3.6 trillion in 2013