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The Private Equity Dilemma: There’s Simply Too Much Money on the Sidelines

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The private equity industry has a problem. A big one. Dry powder, or uninvested cash, at private equity firms, totaled $1.45 billion at the end of 2019.

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The Private Equity Dilemma: There’s Simply Too Much Money on the Sidelines
January 7, 2020

The private equity industry has a problem. A big one. Dry powder, or uninvested cash, at private equity firms, totaled $1.45 billion at the end of 2019.

Hedge Fund AQR Asset Management Report Talks “Risk On”
December 11, 2019

AQR Asset Management researchers have put out a new paper that looks at fixed income investing. As rates have declined over the past 20 years, active fixed income managers have…

Review of The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman.
November 9, 2019

Renaissance Technologies and its founders have received a worthy biography. The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution is the latest book by Gregory Zuckerman. 

This is How Much China’s Mutual Fund Industry Could Grow
November 7, 2019

The Chinese mutual fund market could jump 10-fold over the next decade. This prediction comes from Hua An Fund Management portfolio manager David Hu. The manager said that index-tracking mutual…

McKinsey: North American AUM Hit $43 Trillion Last Year
November 6, 2019

A new McKinsey report puts total North American AUM at $43 trillion. The market hit that figure saw a 7% jump from the previous year. That said, industry profits (not-including…

CEM Benchmarking: How REITs Match Up Against Other Investments
November 5, 2019

In October, CEM Benchmarketing compiled a study for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). The study is called “Asset Allocation and Fund Performance of Defined Benefit Pension…

Melvin: Are Community Banks an Alternative Investment?
October 15, 2019

Are community banks alternative investments? That question requires a deeper understanding of liquidity, structure, and broader market correlation. Before we start, it’s worth noting that the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst…

SEC Increases Teacher Investment Outreach
October 15, 2019

The SEC announced a new investment outreach effort for public school educators. The agency has launched a series of podcasts, educational tools, and more to help provide insight into retirement…

Book Review: What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
October 14, 2019

Tim Melvin Review’s Stephen A. Schwarzman’s Memoir “What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence” is a new book by Stephen A. Schwarzman of Blackstone. I read it cover…

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Conference Recap in New York City
October 11, 2019

The Kroll Bond Rating Agency and New York University’s Stern School of Business joined forces recently to hold their very first credit conference. The conference included keynote talks from several…