Private Equity Findings Issue 13
Bella Private Markets collaborated with the Coller Research Institute to produce the thirteenth issue of Private Equity Findings, a publication that curates the most important cutting-edge academic research on private equity and brings together leading practitioners to discuss its implications. This issue examines how private equity ownership affects product pricing, the impact of management teams on company performance, persistence of returns among fund managers, and the status of entrepreneurship in the United States, among other topics.
Women- and minority-owned managers make up small part of industry, study shows
The study conducted by Bella Research Group and released by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which examines diverse ownership in the asset management industry, showed that across four asset classes examined — hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds and real estate funds — firms owned by minorities and women represent just 1.1% of $67.1 trillion in assets under management as of June 30.
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.
Private Equity Findings Issue 12
Bella Private Markets collaborated with the Coller Research Institute to produce the twelfth issue of Private Equity Findings, a publication that curates the most important cutting-edge academic research on private equity and brings together leading practitioners to discuss its implications. This issue examines the factors that lead to LP outperformance, private equity’s ability to transform industry sectors, and the demand for impact investment funds, among other topics.
Private Equity in Emerging Markets: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
In recent research published in the Journal of Private Equity, we closely examined emerging market private equity relative to developed markets, quantitatively evaluating factors such as economic growth, market composition, deal structures, exit opportunities, and manager performance. We found that despite recent downturns, emerging markets are experiencing overall rapid growth. Moreover, private equity investments appear to focus on companies in high-growth sectors that are underrepresented in public markets, thereby allowing limited partners more balanced exposure to a country’s economic drivers.