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relationship between GP and LPs

Private Investment Fund Terms and Conditions: The Relationship Between GPs and LPs

Striking a Balance in the Relationship Between GPs and LPs The relationship between GPs and LPs- that is, between a “General Partner” and “Limited Partners” in the multi-trillion private equity industry is a complex symbiosis. General Partners (GPs) are the investment professionals that sponsor and manage private investment funds. They require capital to invest but […]

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selecting a private equity manager

Critical Considerations When Selecting a Private Equity Manager

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published on February 3, 2016. This article updates, amends and supersedes that earlier article. Nobody Said It Was Easy (Selecting a Private Equity Manager) Selecting a private equity manager with whom to invest is crucial to achieving top-tier performance in an industry where the […]

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The Many Challenges Ahead for Private Equity Investing

The Many Challenges Ahead for Private Equity Investing

Private Equity Investing Has Exploded Over Past 10 Years The mindset in private equity investing doesn’t seem to have changed much since I first wrote about investing in private equity funds for Financial Poise five years ago. According to Preqin, assets under management of private market funds (private equity, private debt and private real assets) […]

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Private Equity What is a Sponsor, GP and LP

90-Second Lesson: What Is a Sponsor, General Partner and Limited Partner in Private Equity?

Private equity funds have several moving parts. This quick guide will help you learn ‘who’ does ‘what’ – including the fund sponsor, general partner (GP) and limited partner (LP).

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Financial Poise Radio

Episode 85 with Todd Ryden

We speak with Todd Ryden, CEO of FNEX, a growing online alternative investor marketplace. FNEX brings accredited investors together with curated sellers of private placement equity interests, managed futures, secondary private securities, and interests in hedge funds and private equity funds.

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Episode 69 with Nick Veronis & Kunal Shah

In Episode 69, Accredited Investor Markets Radio host, Chris Cahill, again has the pleasure of speaking with Nick Veronis & Kunal Shah of iCaptial Network. This time, they discuss the mechanics of PE funds and of investing in them, including the compensation structures for fund managers as they relate to gains for investors. In addition, our guests discuss what qualities investors should seek in a fund manager.

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Episode 68 with Nick Veronis & Kunal Shah

In Episode 68, Accredited Investor Markets Radio speaks with Nick Veronis & Kunal Shah of iCapital Network about the landscape of private equity within the sphere of private investments, including net performance of PE- generally the better returns gained by the top quartile of fund managers.

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Episode 35 with Sang Lee

In Episode 35 of Accredited Investor Markets host Chris Cahill will speaks with Sang Lee, founder and CEO of DarcMatter, about how his company’s online platform enables accredited investors to invest in hedge funds and private equity groups notwithstanding investment minimums such entities require.

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Accredited Investors Investing Private Equity

Episode 17 with Sam Houghton

How might private equity and venture capital firms, and other similar capital raisers, change their behavior now that the ban on general solicitation has been lifted? In Episode 17 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host and Managing Editor of Alicia Purdy, and Sam Houghton of HoughtonPA, speculate on the changes we may be seeing for accredited investors, for platforms, availability of private offerings and even for the job market.

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The 90-second lesson series investigates key financial terms

90 Second Lesson: What are BDCs? A Look at the Business Development Company Model

A Business Development Company (BDC) is an investment vehicle that invests in small and medium-sized businesses. BDCs are similar to venture capital and private equity because they provide investors with a way to invest in small companies. Unlike VC and PE funds, however, BDCs are open to non-accredited investors; shares are bought and sold on the open market (many are NASDAQ-traded).

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