private equity

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

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS BEAT BONDS

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

private equity growth

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

private equity investment

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

private equity investment

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 –

private equity market

  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

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