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Investment Strategy

Returns, costs of private equity questioned

The audience was aghast. This was not what they had come to hear. David Brown, chairman of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, was momentarily befuddled. It was after all a conference for Australia’s most prominent private equity firms organised by the Asian Venture Capital Journal. To question the industry in such a […]
Opinion

The end of the world is nigh … or is it?

The funds management industry is in trouble. Of that there is little doubt. Head count among the major managers has been cut by at least 10 per cent, according to a Watson Wyatt report last month. Among hedge fund managers, the head count is down an average 20 per cent. And the worst is yet […]
Opinion

The end of the world is nigh … or is it?

The funds management industry is in trouble. Of that there is little doubt. Head count among the major managers has been cut by at least 10 per cent, according to a Watson Wyatt report last month. Among hedge fund managers, the head count is down an average 20 per cent. And the worst is yet […]
Opinion

The end of the world is nigh … or is it?

The funds management industry is in trouble. Of that there is little doubt. Head count among the major managers has been cut by at least 10 per cent, according to a Watson Wyatt report last month. Among hedge fund managers, the head count is down an average 20 per cent. And the worst is yet […]
Opinion

The end of the world is nigh … or is it?

The funds management industry is in trouble. Of that there is little doubt. Head count among the major managers has been cut by at least 10 per cent, according to a Watson Wyatt report last month. Among hedge fund managers, the head count is down an average 20 per cent. And the worst is yet […]
Hedge Funds

New philanthropists target roots of social problems

Some call it the golden age of philanthropy. It was heralded by the donations of super-rich ‘billanthropists’, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, who committed a combined $US61 billion to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006. In Australia, giving has been nowhere near as grand, but a progressive form of philanthropy, known as strategic […]
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