Investing in Private Equity

Sameer Jain

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Harvard University; Active Allocator Inc.

March 3, 2011

UBS Alternative Investments, 1 December 2010

The fundamental reason for investing in private equity is to improve the risk and reward characteristics of an investment portfolio. Studies have shown that private equity returns do not correlate closely with returns from other asset classes, such as bonds and in certain cases public equities. Having an allocation to private equity therefore may help smooth out the returns of a balanced portfolio as well as provide additional sources of returns.

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Date posted: March 7, 2011 ; Last revised: May 28, 2013

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Jain, Sameer, Investing in Private Equity (March 3, 2011). UBS Alternative Investments, 1 December 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1776458 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1776458

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Sameer Jain (Contact Author)
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