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Gender diversity increases performance and IRR – report

A study by HEC Paris and MVision Private Equity Advisers finds that gender diverse investment committee teams outperform all-male teams across several industry metrics.

Private equity bets big on India despite election slump

Fewer deals are being done, but more capital is being deployed, according to data from Grant Thornton.

Proportion of GPs charging more than 2% management fee doubles

The two-and-20 model is being redefined, with fees as high as 3.5%, according to MJ Hudson.
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Endowments, foundations rewarded for going private

Top-decile institutional investors had a median allocation of 40% or more in private investments, according to Cambridge Associates research.

Impact investing: The best sources of fund capital

Impact investing fund managers had collected $5.4bn from banks and diversified institutions as of 31 December, a 24% annual increase from 2014.

Family offices lean on private equity to dampen losses

Organisations with a higher allocation to the asset class significantly outperformed their peers, a report has found.

LPs are hungry for new strategies, Coller barometer finds

Too busy to read Coller Capital's latest investor survey? Here are five key takeaways covering returns, alignment, PE allocations and more.

LPs bearish on PE returns as competition becomes top concern

Concerns over dry powder and pricing have prompted institutional investors to expect diminished performance over the next three years.
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Post-crisis returns are as strong as the 1990s – report

A report by two academics shows US buyouts have historically outperformed the S&P 500 by a fairly wide margin.

LBO sell-off to blame for Europe’s dealmaking slump – report

A recent dip in secondary market pricing for leveraged loans and high-yield bonds has made financing costs too high in Q1, according to PitchBook data.
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