Institutional Investor
Art Direction: Kimberly Lum

Private equity has been on a fundraising tear, with institutional investors pouring billions into the industry after receiving huge distributions. Large U.S. pension funds helped fuel the creation of massive buyout funds post-financial crisis as they suddenly had  more money than they could spend on the asset class. It’s not just pension funds feeding the fundraising boom – there’s more money moving into the industry from sovereign wealth funds (Japan, Saudis) as well as affluent individuals. Now there’s growing concern about high deal valuations and the record levels of dry-powder, or un-invested capital, that has built up in the industry. While private equity has been popular asset class for its relatively high retu

August 2018