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Private Market Investing: Sizing Up the (Bigger) Opportunity Set

Daniel Criscuolo
June 07, 2017

Download PDF   Not too long ago, private equity investments were viewed as “exotic” investments. But in recent years, private equity has grown to become a mainstream part of institutional portfolios globally—generally ranging anywhere from 5% to 25% of portfolios’ assets. Key to this recent growth is the ability of private equity to generate attractive, long-term performance over...
Investments

What’s the Deal with Private Equity? Understanding Private Equity Returns

Daniel Criscuolo
February 23, 2017

For some investors, private equity (PE) may be a bit of a mystery. Their only exposure might be a story in The Wall Street Journal, likely titled, “Is this the end of private equity?” While it seems that this article comes out every year, the asset class has been generating attractive long-term performance over multiple investment cycles, and we believe performance will be attractive for years...
Investments

The Venture Capital Questions You’ve Been Wanting To Ask, Answered

Daniel Criscuolo
July 20, 2016

Beyond the three primary asset classes—stocks, bonds and cash—there are many other types of investments that can be used to diversify investment portfolios. Over the years, alternative investment strategies such as natural resources, real estate and hedge funds have become popular allocation targets to achieve this diversification. Another popular alternative asset class—and one that...