Asset Allocation and Private Market (i.e. illiquid) Investing

By |January 10th, 2022|Private Equity, Liquidity Factor, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Allocations to illiquid assets have become increasingly popular requiring asset managers to consider portfolio-wide liquidity characteristics. Although determining the price of illiquidity is a challenge for investors, the construction of a portfolio that includes liquidity constraints can be even more daunting. How do we optimize asset allocation with liquidity as a significant constraint on the portfolio?

Private Equity: Is There Anything Special There?

By |June 22nd, 2021|Private Equity, Research Insights, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight|

As the following table demonstrates, since its inception in the 1970s, the private equity industry has grown significantly. According to Preqin data, there are now more than 18,000 private equity funds, with assets under management [...]

Gender Gaps in Venture Capital Performance

By |April 12th, 2021|Private Equity, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Gender Gaps in Venture Capital Performance Gompers, Mukharlyamov, Weisburst, and XuanJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

Mutual fund investments in private firms

By |January 25th, 2021|Private Equity, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

Mutual fund investments in private firms Sungjoung Kwon, Michelle Lowry, Yiming QianJournal of Financial EconomicsA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research [...]

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