DescriptionInside Private Equity explores the complexities of this asset class and introduces new methodologies that connect investment returns with wealth creation. By providing straightforward examples, it demystifies traditional measures like the IRR and challenges many of the common assumptions about this asset class. Readers take away a set of practical measures that empower them to better manage their portfolios.
How to Use This Book.
About the Authors.
PART ONE: Setting the Foundation.
CHAPTER 1: Background.
CHAPTER 2: Private Equity Perspectives.
CHAPTER 3: Managing the Investment Process.
CHAPTER 4: Capturing a Portfolio.
CHAPTER 5: Tracking Portfolio Holdings.
PART TWO: Measurements and Comparisons.
CHAPTER 6: Standard Measures.
CHAPTER 7: The IRR.
CHAPTER 8: Universe Comparisons.
CHAPTER 9: Flawed Research Methodologies.
CHAPTER 10: Visualizing Private Equity Performance.
CHAPTER 11: The IRR and the Public Markets.
PART THREE: Topics on Risk.
CHAPTER 12: Performance Attribution.
CHAPTER 13: The Concentration of Wealth.
CHAPTER 14: The Diversification of Portfolios.
CHAPTER 15: Cash Management Models.
PART FOUR: Conclusions.
CHAPTER 16: The Private Equity Professional.
CHAPTER 17: Summary.
APPENDIX A: Proposed Venture Capital Portfolio Valuation Guidelines.
APPENDIX B: On-Site GP Audit Program Guide.
APPENDIX C: Qualitative Due Diligence: Structured Interview.
APPENDIX D: Qualitative Due Diligence: Structured Reference Calls.
APPENDIX E: Request for Information (RFI).
APPENDIX F: Advanced Topics: Duration of Performance.
APPENDIX G: Advanced Topics: Correlation and Opportunity Costs.
APPENDIX H: Patent Summaries.