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man dangles over Wall Street, asking himself What is a hedge fund?

90 Second Lesson: What is a Hedge Fund? 

Hedge funds differ greatly from private equity funds with regard to asset class, compensation, liquidity and other factors. So, what is a hedge fund?

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Big Ben and London Bridge, symbolizing LIBOR's replacement, SOFR

90 Second Lesson: What is the LIBOR Replacement, SOFR?

Manipulated rates and fewer active markets have made LIBOR unsustainable, leading to a LIBOR replacement known as SOFR. Learn how LIBOR and SOFR compare.

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Holding money, representing the concept of carried interest

90 Second Lesson – Fees and Carried Interest: Private Equity Sponsor Compensation

The distribution waterfall for private equity funds is generous to fund sponsors: after fees and carried interest, private equity compensation is over 20%.

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Party in a swank office building, like those you'll find private equity fund managers populating.

90 Second Lesson – Private Equity Sponsor v. Private Equity Fund

How is private equity structured? The PE industry includes private equity sponsors and financial sponsors who manage private equity funds. 

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The Advantages of Franchising (and Some Disadvantages)

The advantages of franchising can make it an extremely attractive model, but it also has its challenges. How will you know if it’s right for you?

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Private Equity investment

An Initiation Into Private Equity Funds

Most people are familiar with the concept of a stock exchange and publicly traded shares of companies that are listed there. But the private equity market is less well-understood.

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Investing in Hollywood

Ready, Set, Action: Investing in Film Under a Smarter Lens

Investing in Hollywood diversifies a portfolio for investors who deem it “worth the risk,” with the potential for venture capital-style returns.

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retirement in jepoardy

Will You Retire Broke? Reasons Why Your Retirement May be in Jeopardy

More than 42% of Americans will retire broke, according to a survey taken by GOBanking Rates. For the third year in a row, thousands of individuals were polled to ascertain how much the average American has set aside for retirement, and the results may, and should, shock you.

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Investing in Gold

3 Tangible Asset Investments to Delight Your Inner Child

Get high returns by diversifying your portfolio with tangible assets like sports memorabilia, fine art and precious metals. Invest in an existing hobby and diversify with your diversion.

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Marketing Financial Services to Millennials

Millennial Financial Habits: Uncracking Gen Y

Marketing to Millennials: A Major Challenge for Financial Services Industry When it comes to managing their money, the nation’s millennials march to a different beat; one that has the financial services industry feeling out of step. Predictably, millennials are more likely than previous generations to consider financial services marketed by names like Google, Apple or […]

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