German institutions late to the PE party

Upcoming regulatory changes regarding private equity funds have encouraged investors back into the asset class in a major way. In fact, German pensions and insurance companies have increased allocations by 25%. But this remarkable upswing is making up for lost time as institutions have eased off the asset class in past seven years because of unclear tax treatment.

German institutional investors have already begun responding to the private equity legislation allowing onshore funds to return to Germany which will go into effect in January 2007. In fact, institutions such as pension funds, insurance companies and relief funds have ...

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