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Investing in Private Equity Funds: A Survey

22 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2007  

Ludovic Phalippou

University of Oxford - Said Business School; University of Oxford - Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance

Abstract

This literature review covers the issues faced by private equity fund investors. It shows what has currently been established in the literature and what has yet to be investigated. In particular, it shows the many important questions to be answered by future research. The survey shows that the average investor has obtained poor returns from investments in private equity funds, potentially because of excessive fees. Overall, investors need to gain familiarity with actual risk, past return, and specific features of private equity funds. Increased familiarity will improve the sustainability of this industry that plays such a central role in the economy.

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Phalippou, Ludovic, Investing in Private Equity Funds: A Survey. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=980243 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.980243

Ludovic Phalippou (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

University of Oxford - Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance ( email )

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Walton Well Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6ED
United Kingdom

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