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Venture Capital: Worth Venturing Into?

What do venture capital fund returns look like and what are some alternative ways to allocate to the asset class?

Decoding Private Equity Performance

What does a solution to the private equity performance puzzle look like?

In Private Markets, Red Is the New Black

Private capital fund managers do not expect their portfolio businesses to report a profit.

Jason DeSena Trennert: Beware Private Equity Valuations

The real valuation problems today are much more evident in private equity markets, says Jason DeSena Trennert.

Private Equity: Fooling Some of the People All of the Time?

“This time is different” might be the four most dangerous words in investing. “Uncorrelated returns” may just be the two most lucrative.

Top 10 Posts from 2019: Damodaran, Marks, Shiller, and Buffett

The leading Enterprising Investor articles from 2019 feature insights from some of the top luminaries in all of finance.

What Is an Asset Class?

The economy has only a handful of truly fundamental drivers that influence different asset classes.

Gender Lens Investing: A Sector Analysis

What does the AUM-weighted sector distribution of gender lens equity funds look like?

Global Pension Funds: The Coming Storm

In a low-rate, low-return environment, how will public pension funds meet their obligations?

Private Real Estate Fund Categories: A Risk/Return Assessment

Based on the risk-adjusted performance of all three categories of private real estate funds, investors are paying billions in economically unwarranted fees.



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