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Combining Banking with Private Equity Investing — The Harvard Law ...
Posted by R. Christopher Small, Co-editor, HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, on Friday May 28, 2010 at 9:44 am Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Lily Fang , Assistant Professor of Finance at INSEAD, Victoria Ivashina , Assistant Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, and Josh Lerner , Professor of Entrepreneurial Management and Finance at Harvard Business School. In the paper, “An Unfair Advantage”? Combining Banking with Private Equity Investing , which was recently made publicly available on SSRN, we explore the phenomenon and economics of private equity ... market research, surveys and trends
"An Unfair Advantage"? Combining Banking with Private Equity ...
Does the combination of banking and private equity investing endow banks with superior information that allows them to identify good prospects and garner superior returns? Or does the combination bestow banks with an unfair ability to expand their balance sheets, capturing benefits within the bank at the expense of the overall market and ultimately the taxpayers? INSEAD's Lily Fang and Harvard Business School professors Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner examined nearly 8,000 unique private equity transactions between 1978 and 2009, looking in depth at the nature of the private equity investors, the structure of the ... market research, surveys and trends


Investing in Private Equity Funds: A Survey
Furthermore, fundraising is growing fast—from $5 billion in 1980 to $400 .... private equity funds underperform the S&P 500 by more than 3 percent a year.5 .... risk profile of private equity investing. For example, 3i Group ($10 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Trends in Middle Market Private Equity
About the author Contents Harris Smith 1 Executive summary Managing Partner, Private Equity and Strategic Relationships 3 The impact of the credit crunch Harris Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and the managing partner of Private Equity and Strategic Relationships for 7 The explosion of cross-border M&A activity Grant Thornton LLP. In ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Wealthy Families Forgo Private Equity for Direct Investing
The 2008 financial crisis had several unexpected outcomes, but one of the surprising ones was an increased willingness by wealthy families to invest directly in private companies and forgo private equity funds. Direct investments are not going to replace private equity funds any time soon, if for no other reason than such investments are only for the very rich. Advisers suggest a net worth above $100 million to even contemplate individual, private equity investments. Still, the world of private equity was shaken in the financial crisis, when many individual investors found their private equity investments to be a burden rather ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
New Survey: Federal Financial Regulations Causing Private Equity Concern
Worries that private equity-backed businesses will default on debt commitments Increased tax liability gives foreign competition advantage ( I-Newswire ) July 21, 2010 - NEW YORK, NY, JULY 20, 2010 — An increasing number of executives are concerned about government oversight and the affect it will have on private equity, according to a survey released today by Merrill DataSite®, the leading provider of virtual data room (VDR) solutions for business communication and information management. More than a quarter (26.1%) of financial executives surveyed are extremely concerned with the increased government oversight and regulation ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


approaches to private equity investing. A SHORT HISTORY OF EMERGING MARKET. PRIVATE EQUITY. Whether in developed or developing countries, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
SEC Charges Private Equity Firm and Money Manager for Defrauding ...
— The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a private equity firm, a money manager and his friend with participating in a fraudulent scheme through which they stole more than $3 million invested by three Detroit-area public pension funds. The SEC alleges that Detroit-based Onyx Capital Advisors LLC and its founder Roy Dixon, Jr., raised $23.8 million from the three pension funds for a start-up private equity fund created to invest in small and medium-sized private companies. Often to cover overdrafts in his bank accounts, Dixon illegally withdrew money invested by the pension funds from the bank accounts of the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
What is Private Equity Investment? - Spring/Summer 2001 Magazine ...
Since 1991, the private equity market has undergone massive growth, raising record levels of capital each year over the last decade. The sector hit a lull at the end of 2000, partly to catch its breath, but private equity continues to play a major role in the economy, and promises to be a major factor in global expansion over the next quarter century. So, what is private equity? Outside of the investment world, few people can describe it with confidence. Thanks to the Internet, once-arcane venture capital terms like �angel investor� are now known to the masses, but non-venture private equity remains a mystery to most.
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Private equity vs public market investing? - Yahoo! Answers
how does private investing compare with public market investing? what are the similarities and differences between the two? Member since: July 06, 2006 Total points: 41115 (Level 7) Good question. For most individuals, private equity investing is not a good idea. First of all, it generally means committing huge sums of money (usually millions), so unless you know one of the founders of the business and can get in for a few thousand dollars, it's generally out of reach for most people. Another reason to stay away from private investing is that it is not as well regulated as public investing, meaning there are fewer ...
Time weighted rate of return/IRR is said to have a weakness as it ...
Agreed. However some LPs prefer to focus on multiple/ROIC as IRR can get distorted under certain circumstances. Also, GPs can play games when reporting IRR data: gross vs net, realized vs unrealized...especially prone to problems when valuing unrealized private/illiquid positions. Another game is manipulation of vintage year for a given fund, which can invalidate top-quartile-IRR type claims. Furthermore, the most important lens to look through: examine percent of commitments actually distributed back to LPs. Finally, if using a trust third-party source of net IRR data sorted by vintage year, IRR and ranking should - along with ...