Jun
2
2015

Who’s in your Top Ten? – LP demands push decile rankings

Deciles and quartiles have been around for a long time and have been used to rank everything from hereditary traits to student test scores to crime rates. First seen in 1882 and 1879 respectively, both terms are attributed to Francis Galton (1822-1911), the British mathematician, explorer and cousin to the considerably more famous Charles Darwin.…

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May
11
2015

New Investor Services Make Life Easier For LPs

Doing things better and making jobs easier usually means finding ways to create order out of chaos. That’s probably what Mary Shelly, author of the classic nineteenth century gothic novel, Frankenstein, meant when she wrote, “Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.” These days, many limited partners investing in alternative investments find themselves in in a state of increasing chaos despite all of the powerful and sophisticated technological solutions they use to manage their investments.…

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Feb
24
2011

Measuring and Interpreting Performance Persistence in Private Equity

Approaches to Measuring Performance Persistence

One fundamental question for all investors is the degree to which a certain asset class shows performance persistence, or put differently, to what extent investment opportunities that in the past have generated outperformance are more likely to also generate outperformance in the future.…

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