Is Your Buyout Firm Really Top Quartile? Right.

During fundraising, a GP is compelled to say the two magic words: “Top quartile.” GP’s reliance on the traditional, but inaccurate IRR calculation allows for the misclassification...

IRR is an Equal Opportunity Manipulator

Buyout funds are not the only ones striving for “Top Quartile” status to include in their communications and attract potential investors. In fact, they aren’t the worst...

Red State vs. Blue State: Where Will PE Thrive?

With the conclusion of the midterm elections, the balance of the political landscape has shifted. Republicans now have control of the Senate, the House and hold a significant...

PERACS Alpha: Diving deeper into PE performance

Performance measurement in private equity can be a difficult task.  Yes IRR and MOIC are generally used because they are seemingly easy to calculate and understand, but does...
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