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Private Equity Findings Issue 14

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Why should private equity care about social impact?

While critics of the private equity industry lambaste it as being exploitative and short-sighted, in reality PE firms are increasingly turning their attention to social impact and long-term value creation. Initially spurred on by asset owners and shifting industry dynamics, fund managers are now finding that ESG considerations can also help boost fund returns. Furthermore, PE investors are uniquely positioned to enact impactful positive changes in their portfolio companies. In this Bella Insight, associate Shonali Pal explores these topics and shares some of the exciting ways that Bella clients have been at the forefront of this trend.

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Private Equity Findings Issue 13

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Women- and minority-owned managers make up small part of industry, study shows

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Fintech: Catalyst for (r)evolution

Investor interest in fintech is at an all time high. From payments to blockchain, and everything in between, fintech solutions have the power to shape and reshape financial sectors across the globe. But how will the disruptive wave of fintech spread across different markets? What will fintech's influence look like, and what kind of opportunities exist for investors, startups, and incumbent financial institutions? Bella analyst Alex Billias dives into global fintech trends, comparing fintech's penetration in different markets, its potential for disruption, and its role in shaping the future of global financial services.

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