Tag Archives: Private Equity

The risks “private funds” pose to UK’s workplace pensions.

The publication of a document form the American Securities and Exchange Commission into the activities of private equity and hedge funds (private funds)  came two days before the DWP called for evidence on the AE charge cap. You can read … Continue reading

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Cheating with your IRRs is like cheating at golf.

  Chris Flood of the Financial Times is again at odds with the Private Equity industry who he holds are fiddling their investment returns, confusing what they are saying investors get with what they actually get. This goes to the … Continue reading

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Private Equity Laid Bare (by the FT)

  Yesterday I wrote about Ludovik Phalippou’s report  “An Inconvenient Fact: Private Equity Returns & The Billionaire Factory”. My interest had been prompted by an article of Chris Sier’s  I’d re-published on my blog. It showed that 2/3 of the … Continue reading

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DC challenges the Private Equity billionaires

Robin Powell (the evidenced based investor) makes a bold claim. Ludovic Phalippou is a hero.   Who is Phalippou? Ludovic Phalippou is an economist who has written a paper detailing the workings of the Private Equity industry and how it … Continue reading

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What will Isio mean for pensions?

Over the weekend I saw a number of my pension contacts leaving KPMG and joining Isio. I couldn’t work out what Isio was until the FT ran an article about this new consultancy launching today. If I was in the … Continue reading

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What if your pension pot is invested in private equity?

The truth is most of us have no way of answering this question. We have no idea what our pension pots are invested in and it might surprise you to know that many of the default managed by master trusts … Continue reading

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Roll out Transparency today!

  Today is a Transparency Task Force day and Andy Agethangelou and the transparent will be assembling at Pension Insurance Corporation from 9am. You can catch me on a CDC power panel at 4pm. I urge you to go- it … Continue reading

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