Fan Favorites: The Alternative Investment “People’s Choice Awards”
|Feb 28th, 2011 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Today's Post | By: Guest||
Special to AllAboutAlpha.com by: Steve Deutsch, CAIA, AllAboutAlpha.com Editorial Board.
Private equity has suffered a bit of a black eye lately as returns and fund raising remain in the doldrums. But according to a February 2011 report by research firm Preqin, a little perspective might help. The firm looked at the financial statements of 150 major public pension plans in North America, Europe, and the U.K, and made a number of interesting observations about the returns of alternative investment portfolios, about the most successful pension funds and about the leading alternative investment managers themselves. It turns out, for example, that private equity has panned out pretty well for these pension plans.
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