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Three Things to Remember when Investing in Quants: an Interview with Michael Richter

Three Things to Remember when Investing in Quants: ...

High net worth individual investor and 40 year financial services veteran Michael Richter shares his insights about due diligence on quants. Three things to remember when investing in quants Operational due diligence - how does your manager segregate controls Half lives, hypotheses and what to look out for before you invest Ask these questions when getting into the black box The [...]

German PE Conference

German PE Conference

27 November 2015 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany More info & registration: German PE Conference     

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Investor Video: Fund of Funds Investor, Michael van ...

In partnership with $ Bytes we're featuring a series of video interviews with top global investors. This time we're excited to present Michael van Biema,  the founder and managing principal of van Biema Value Partners,  a SEC-registered investment adviser established in 2004, specializing in creating portfolios of small, deep value-oriented hedge funds around the globe.   Four questions that Michael asks [...]

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AVCJ India Forum

1-2 December 2015 – Taj Lands End, Mumbai More info & Registration:  AVCJ India Forum

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AVCJ Hong Kong Forum

3-5 November 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong More info & registration: AVCJ Hong Kong Forum

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AVCJ Korea Forum

15 September 2015 – Westin Chosun, Seoul More info & registration: AVCJ Korea Forum

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AVCJ Singapore Forum

22-23 July 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore More info & registration:  AVCJ Singapore Forum

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AVCJ USA Forum

19 July 2015 – Harvard Club of NYC, New York More info & registration: AVCJ USA Forum  

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Private Equity Fund To Buy Oil and Gas Assets ...

A new London-based fund is looking for oil and gas assets to buy. Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners back this $5 billion fund. But are there too many risks involved with the troubled industry? A new private equity backed fund is set to buy oil and gas assets around the world. The London-based fun, Neptune Oil and Gas, is [...]

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Should PE owners of Worldpay list or sell?

The payment processing company, Worldpay, announced last week it is preparing for an IPO. But reports over the weekend suggest the PE-backed company might receive a bid from JP Morgan. The British company, Worldpay, announced last week it is preparing for an initial public offering, but reports over the weekend suggest the company might yet to go down a different route. Whatever [...]

Digital Health Investment Mounts, M&A Too

Digital Health Investment Mounts, M&A Too

Digital Health is a fairly new VC category that is starting to heat up in the US, with USD 630 million raised in the first quarter, according to data from Rock Health. The segment’s early stage is evident in the predominance of Seed and “Series A” rounds, but M&A in the US is also picking up, which may mean early [...]

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How Family Offices Combine Impact and Philanthropy

A new 56 page report from IAG Fund Services reveals that globally strategic philanthropy is on the rise, despite a lack of common definitions. There is a trend toward social investing in global issues, such as climate change, poverty, access to fresh water versus place based causes. However, many international family offices still want to give back to their home [...]

China VC: At What Price Do You Sell

China VC: At What Price Do You Sell

China’s IPO boom has VCs second guessing the exit strategy, according to Forbes. The article quotes a speaker at recent venture capital conference, reporting that he had sold a company for 66 times P/E ratio, but in the meantime the value of the company almost doubled, to 120 times P/E. He and others like him are asking themselves; at what [...]

LP Dealbreakers: Lack of Integrity and Intransparency

LP Dealbreakers: Lack of Integrity and ...

Institutional investors and LPs are more interested than ever in the impact of private equity far beyond its outperformance of other asset classes. Two new studies provide insight into the trend. PWC says that seven out of ten institutional investors will decline to take part in a private equity fund raising or would turn down a co-investment based on “environmental, [...]