Investors in Private Equity Funds: Theory, Preferences and Performances by Daniel HobohmInvestors in Private Equity Funds: Theory, Preferences and Performances by Daniel Hobohm

Investors in Private Equity Funds: Theory, Preferences and Performances

byDaniel HobohmForeword byProf. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D.

Paperback | January 14, 2010

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As the world emerges from one of the biggest ?nancial crises in history, the list of causative factors for the global bubble that preceded it becomes clear. A lack of transparency in the investment markets, a rush to illiquid assets and a glori?cation of aggressive investment strategies are some of those factors. If we can learn anything from the crisis, it de?nitely includes that many of the largest and most important investors knew too little about how to deal with investments outside the classic, public stock markets. Indeed, investments in illiquid Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) funds have played a signi?cant role in many seemingly low-risk, high-return investment strategies, even though investors in these funds had few guidelines from academics or regulators on how to treat this asset class. This is unfortunate, not only because these funds play a crucial role in the ?nancing of non-public companies - e.g. the essential ?nancing of many in- vative start-up ?rms or the capital investments in so many non-public medi- sized companies. The lack of analysis is also regrettable, since economically important investors, e.g. pension funds or insurances, seek to diversify their investments. But only few studies have empirically analyzed how investors choose and invest in PE and VC funds. Daniel Hobohm helps to ?ll this - search gap with his doctoral thesis.
Dr. Daniel Hobohm obtained his doctorate at the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich) under the supervision of Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D. He works in the alternative investment industry.
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Title:Investors in Private Equity Funds: Theory, Preferences and PerformancesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:217 pagesPublished:January 14, 2010Publisher:Gabler VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3834921831

ISBN - 13:9783834921833

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Investment Preferences ; Home Bias; Strategy Adjustments by Endowments; Investment Performances; Drivers of Investment Success; The Significance of Geographic Proximity