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Articles tagged: Accredited Investors

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How Reliable Are Private Equity Valuations?

Public information can be scarce due to SEC reporting exemptions, making private equity valuations seem unreliable. Can upgraded guidelines fix it?

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A swim race, symbolizing how average investor returns lag the S&P500

Don’t Get Emotional: The Reason for a Sluggish Average Investor Return

Why does the average investor return lag the S&P 500? Overconfident investor behavior and poor financial advising have led mutual fund investors down a bad path.

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Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #10: Private Equity, aka PE Investments

Private equity investments, aka PE investments sound like an exclusive club. But many people are elibigle for this potentially lucrative investment vehicle.

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Let Crowdfunding Fundamentals Be Your Guide

Knowing your crowdfunding fundamentals can help you decipher which crowds you want to “follow” with an investment and which are better left alone.

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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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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 Potential of Hedge Fund Returns: Evaluating Risk and Reward

Hedge fund returns can be big even in a bad market, but they are often risky, alternative investments. Do the benefits of hedge funds justify the risk?

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Crowdfunding Platform

How do you choose the best crowdfunding platform? For accredited investors, an equity crowdfunding site the way to go. Get tips to find the right platform.

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What is Private Equity? A Brief History

Private equity firms buy or seek to control private companies through financial leverage. When did it start, and how does private equity look today?

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What are Private Placements?

What is a private placement? Read Financial Poise’s guide to private placement types, rules and private placement memorandums.

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