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Private Equity Comes of Age

High-net-worth individuals are increasingly investing in private equity because they can expect greater returns from it than from public equities, and because they find it useful as an additional asset class for diversification. The volume of money flowing into private equity funds worldwide is growing impressively: from about $16 billion in 1990 to $185.7 billion in 20051 an increase of 1,160 percent

High-net-worth individuals are increasingly investing in private equity because they can expect greater returns from it than from public equities, and because they find it useful as an additional asset class for diversification. The volume of money flowing into private equity funds worldwide is growing impressively: from about $16 billion in 1990 to $185.7 billion in 20051 — an increase of 1,160 percent in 15 years. Naturally, fiduciaries are administering portfolios with private

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