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The Problem With Unicorns

Jul 17th, 2018 | Filed under: Featured Post, Private Equity, Private Debt, Newly Added

A new book by the Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, works as a compelling test case in how the hunger for the next “unicorn,” a hunger that has been a feature in alternative investing for years now, can go badlyRead More

What has private equity done for state pension funds lately?

Jun 14th, 2018 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Featured Post, Private Equity, Private Debt, Newly Added, Asset Allocation

Los Angeles-based Cliffwater LLC has recently updated a report it prepared a year ago on how state pension systems have fared by way of their investments in private equity. The report as updated finds that PE created on average a 10.7% annualized return across 21 state pensions over its 16-yearRead More

PE Funds and the Causal Arrow

Feb 18th, 2018 | Filed under: Featured Post, Private Equity, Private Debt, Newly Added

A new report published by the Copenhagen Business School looks into the consequence of private equity investment on an industry-by-industry basis. The authors find that “industries where private equity funds invest grow more quickly [than others] in terms of total production and employment, and appear less exposed to aggregate shocks.”Read More

Private Credit Industry: Supply and Demand

Oct 15th, 2017 | Filed under: Featured Post, Private Debt, Newly Added

The Alternative Credit Council, an affiliate of the Alternative Investment Management Association, has put out a paper on the present state of the private credit industry, considering both the demand (from borrowers) for its services and the supply (from investors) of capital to lend. In preparing this paper, the ACCRead More

How Does the Private Debt Fund Industry Grow?

Mar 30th, 2017 | Filed under: Featured Post, Private Debt, Newly Added

Preqin has issued a new report on global private debt. It begins with the observation that assets under management in the private debt industry (defined as the uncalled capital commitments plus the unrealized value of portfolio assets) have quadrupled in the last ten years, reaching $595 billion as of theRead More

6 Thoughts About the Alternative Credit Market

Mar 9th, 2017 | Filed under: Featured Post, Private Debt, Newly Added

BNY Mellon has put out a new white paper about the alternative credit market, that is, about debt funds and the space where they dwell. The paper looks at six points: macro background; investor demand; supply-side response; regulatory context; managerial difficulties; and the role of service providers. This precis willRead More


Nov 14th, 2016 | Filed under: Featured Post, Real Estate, Private Debt, Newly Added, Commodities & Natural Resources

By Diane Harrison It’s been years since investors have been able to get excited about the term “yield” when referencing their investment portfolio. Too many individuals have been hanging onto cash while searching fruitlessly for somewhere other than equities to put their money to work. Advisors haven’t been much helpRead More