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David Einhorn: Value Investing May Be Dead

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who became a billionaire by effectively identifying undervalued and overvalued stocks, is struggling right now and questioning whether the classic investing principles that made him will ever work again.
Read by 54% of LPs

August 17, 2017

Inside Boys Town's 'Tenured' Investment Team | Exclusive Q&A With Arnaldo Ovalles, Investment Analyst

Arnaldo Ovalles is an investment analyst at Boys Town, an institution that assists at-risk children and families to succeed in life. He is responsible for evaluating existing and potential managers for all asset classes in the investment portfolio. In this interview, he discussed the tenure and culture of the investment team at Boys Town; his involvement in the University of Nebraska's MBA Program; and why he follows a value investing approach.
Read by 52% of LPs

March 24, 2017

10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - March 24, 2017

It has been an eventful week, and it's easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.
Read by 43% of LPs May 01, 2014

How Much Do Private Equity Firms Commit to Their Funds?

Bain Capital this month closed on $7.3 billion for its latest fund, $800 million of which came from the firm itself. It turns out the size of that commitment, nearly 11% of the entire fund, is somewhat rare in the industry, according to a survey on terms from Schulte Roth & Zabel in conjunction with Private Equity International. The survey of 130 general partners found that 11% of firms made a commitment of more than 10% to their most recent funds. More than three quarters of those surveyed committed less than 5% to a fund.
Read by 33% of LPs April 11, 2014

Bridgewater Founder Says 85 Percent Of Pensions will Go Bankrupt

After conducting his quantitative version of a stress test, Dalio likely threw a little discretionary analysis into his thesis. The economic environment will not always be positive, if history is an...
Read by 43% of LPs October 10, 2013

Zombies! Meteors! Europe Will Survive Them, Says HarbourVest Director

Zombies and planet-killing meteors were the topic of discussion Friday for HarbourVest Partners Managing Director George Anson, but he doesn't see any apocalypse on the way for the European private eq...
Read by 59% of LPs

September 11, 2013

Andre Steyn: Africa's leading short-seller

From OpalesqueTV Andre Steyn is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of South-Africa based Steyn Capital Management , which he founded in 2008. From 2004 to 2008, Andre was the CEO of Temujin Fund Management UK, the UK arm of a billion dollar New York based hedge fund. At Temujin, Andre was responsible for all non-US investments comprising a long/short portfolio of approximately USD2 billion. From 2002 to 2004, Andre was an investment associate at Ziff Brothers Investments, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. At Ziff Brothers, he performed fundamental research for the purpose of recommending new investments for the firm's capital, and generated significant alpha by shorting companies with poor earnings quality. Since launch, Andre's flagship hedge fund has returned 29.7% net annualized. In this Opalesque.TV interview, he explains what is behind his high hit rate in his Africa investments and the investment opportunities in Africa which benefit from a "strong fundamental tailwind" for the continent. In addition, hear more about: * Learning how to short at Ziff Brothers Investments and Temujin Fund Management * Impressive returns by investing in leading African companies with "unassailable dominance" and details about the risks of investing in Africa and how to deal with them. * Steyn's "pleasant surprise" setting up a hedge fund in South Africa after having worked in New York and London, and how the strong local regulator provides additional level of due diligence for investors. * Steyn's research and investment approach and how South African pension funds will drive (pan-)African investments Andre began his career at Andersen in 1998, completing his Chartered Accountant articles in Cape Town before transferring to the New York Mergers & Acquisitions practice where he advised companies and private equity funds on acquisitions. Andre is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Steyn Capital Management is a value-orientated investment management firm investing principally in publicly traded African equity securities.
Read by 36% of LPs

September 05, 2013

How do private equity investors create value? A study of European exits

From BVCA Branching out: How do private equity investors create value? A study of European exits - Harry Nicholson, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP BVCA Summit 2012
Read by 75% of LPs August 07, 2013

GLG confirms launch of Total Return fund

James Ind to manage new absolute return vehicle aiming for cash plus 5 per cent in rolling three year periods....
Read by 45% of LPs July 16, 2013

Wolff positions pieces for China defence

Manager believes China is to this decade what financials and the US housing market were to the last decade...
Read by 55% of LPs