In episode 110, Alex Proimos speaks with Jeff Hooke, a senior finance lecturer at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

This episode delves into Jeff’s background and motivation to writing The Myth of Private Equity: An Inside Look at Wall Street’s Transformative Investments. The conversation covers why the performance of private equity struggles to beat a 60-40 public market portfolio, the illusion of stability, and whether the asset class truly offers diversification. We also cover the agents, gatekeepers, and enablers that have been promoting private equity’s inclusion alongside the desires of institutions and pension funds that seek to add complexity to their portfolios.

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