LPs use personality tests as part of GP due diligence


private equity, psychology, personality testing
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  • Texas MRS uses test to assess GPs
  • Scores users on traits: aggression, decision-making, social skills
  • More LPs likely to use such tests in due diligence
Every year institutional investors sift through scores of existing and new private equity funds to engage and select potential managers. The usual steps include reference checks, team background and bios, team attrition, track record and fund strategy. All are important ...

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