Tag Archives: Private Equity

PE continuation funds – “greed washing”?

  As the investment of our workplace pensions moves inexorably into  private markets, we would do well to understand the perils (as well as the advantages) of using private equity funds and employing the very clever (but sometimes unscrupulous) firms … Continue reading

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Private equity – does the sausage match the sizzle?

  Private markets are being touted as the promised land for retail investors. They off “milk and honey” at a time when the traditional asset classes can barely feed us locusts. At the PLSA conference, some managers I spoke to … Continue reading

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Is Private Equity heading for another Glass-Steagall moment?

    “Nothing short of a moment for private capital” — that’s how one source described the SEC’s proposed rules for hedge funds and private equity. But since the proposals dropped, the buzz has died down. Investors have got other … Continue reading

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Disclosures “contrary to the public interest”

As often happens , my conversations surrounding previous postings attract the attention of people better qualified to write the post. In this case Peter Drewienkiewicz, Chief Investment Officer at consultancy Redington. Here he is responding to a post of mine … Continue reading

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Private Equity has a consumer duty which it can’t ignore.

  Let me disclose my prejudice, I don’t like management consultants, I don’t like the way they pander to the basest instincts of those who employ them and I don’t like the way they are used to justify corporate behavior … Continue reading

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Measuring the cost of going green

I would like to say I’ve read B-finance’s Investment Fees Survey published this month, but I have only read the reviews published by the financial press which , from their similarities, suggest they are rehearsals of a press release. The … Continue reading

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“Bovvered?” – do the private markets care about Rishi and Boris’s agenda?

The FT is reporting that the Private Equity markets are distinctly unimpressed by the opportunity to invest a portion of our workplace pension in its funds with scant regard to the charge cap which currently protects savers from egregious charges … Continue reading

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Workplace Pensioners cannot afford private equity’s current fee scales

The investment of our workplace pensions is quite literally “front page news” as Jo Cumbo is keen to point out. Scoop: Pension savers risk fee rises as Sunak seeks billions for ‘levelling up’ agenda. https://t.co/B4FpR0Vg5O — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) October … Continue reading

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If we change to Private Markets then Private Markets must change too!

For the average saver, news that their investment returns will increasingly be from the private markets is akin to telling car-drivers that they are moving from 4 star (remember that) to unleaded petrol. So long as the pumps are primed … Continue reading

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Where will Nest’s £1.5bn private investment go?

Nest wants to invest £1,500,000,000 into private markets, meaning just under 10% of our money will not be invested in public stock exchanges or debt markets but in companies that raise money other ways. Actually £1.5bn is not a lot … Continue reading

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