Women still hold a miniscule portion of top positions in the alternative assets industry, but their representation appears to be growing, according to a new survey. A key contributing factor may be that women-owned hedge funds have signficantly outperformed industry averages.
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Global professional services firm Rothstein Kass, a service provider to the alternative investment community, has published “Private Equity Fund, L.P, Proforma – Financial Statements and Independent Auditors Report,” a reference guide for the preparers of financial statements for private equity funds.
(Reuters) – Private equity firms are concerned about an investment bubble occurring in the green energy sector, among other hot industries, a survey of more than 200 fund managers said. The recent credit crisis has made investors cautious and more aware of risks that can arise from crowded investment positions, according to the survey, carried [...]
Optimism is breaking out all over the alternative asset class.
Last week, we learned that venture capitalists no longer believe their industry is “broken.” This week, private equity pros say that the credit crisis has ended or is on its way out within the next 12 months, according to the results of a survey by Rothstein Kass. Moreover, a majority of respondents said to expect more new fund launches this year than existing fund failures.
Most respondents also expected increased IPO activity and downward pressure on fees (ok, GPs probably don’t consider that last part to be good news, but I do). On the minus, 77% of respondents said that it would continue to take longer to sell portfolio companies, while just over half said 2010 deal-flow is weak.
Get all the results after the jump…