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Choosing From Beta Strategies: Bettering Your Investments with a Smarter Exposure

Institutional investors have employed alternative weighting and factor-driven strategies for decades. In recent years, a growing variety of alternative beta strategies have come to market, as investment managers are pursuing alternative opportunities in face of the sharp fall in the share of active management relative to passive investing. These beta strategies have become a fairly […]

Private Equity Market Landscape – First Quarter 2014

The year of 2013 has been the most successful year for private equity firms since 2008, with 873 funds with an aggregate of $454 billion. In 2013, the private equity-backed buyout market was particularly strong; a total of 1,348 buyout exits were valued at $303 billion. Global merger and acquisition activity was dominated by a […]