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PE Funds and the Causal Arrow

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] i...

Urgent vs. Important: Barriers to Digitization in Alternative Investing

KPMG International and CREATE-Research have jointly prepared a report about the digitization imperative for alternative investment management. The report includes within that term both hedge funds and private equity. Early on, its authors list eight ...

PE and VC Opportunities in 21st Century India

ARA Law, a firm based in Mumbai and Bangalore, India, has issued a paper on private equity and venture capital in that country. In a foreword, firm founder Rajesh N. Begur observes that there is a positive dynamic now at work in India’s economy, on...

Gold as a Strategic Asset

The World Gold Council has recently posted its analysis of the continued relevance of gold. As one might expect from the source, the WGC finds that gold is a strategic asset that can play several valuable roles in a portfolio. Toward this end, the pa...

SSGA on Smart Beta

State Street Global Advisers has put out a “Complete Guide to Smart Beta.” A preface by Lynn S. Blake explains that the focus of the paper is not on equity products but on “exciting new developments in the fixed income world.” Within that spa...