The Future of Finance: How Private Equity and Venture Capital Will Shape the Global Economy / Edition 1

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As the second decade of the new millennium dawns, financial markets and national economies remain in transition. This book is about the new world of finance and the role played by private equity and venture capital. It reflects the views of over 90 industry leaders from around the globe.

The Future of Finance introduces private equity and venture capital as well as the industry’s top firms, what they do, and how they do it. It discusses events that triggered the global downturn: from no rules to no credit to no deals to no exits. It also highlights key issues going forward. These include proposed government regulation, succession, and globalization. The author offers insights into future opportunities: distressed and secondary offerings in private equity, digital media and alternative energy in venture capital as well as the proposal for a new corporate norm, the “+” model to replace today’s corporate pyramid. This economic paradigm, premised on an alignment of interests between owners, managers, and lenders, could reinvent the private equity and venture markets and reshape the global economy.

The intent of the author is not to lionize but to explain and to look critically at the industry’s present and future. If tomorrow will be different than today, then the way business has been done should be re-examined. Dan Schwartz’s critical look at the global economy, the industry’s role within it, and where both are headed in the years ahead will provoke wide discussion and debate.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“It is Private Equity 101 for anyone who wants to understand the nuts and bolts, its players, jargons, and the issues plaguing the industry in a post-Lehman world.”

Knowledge@SMU (Singapore)

 “Synthesising the thoughts of the best minds in the private-equity business along with his own, Schwartz creates a masterful discussion of the industry, past, present, and the way forward.”

The Nation (Thailand)

  “The author offers insights into future opportunities and the new economic paradigm ahead of us, not with the intention to lionise but to explain and to look critically at the industry’s present and future.”

The Star (Malaysia)

 “The Future of Finance - How Private Equity and Venture Capital Will Shape the Global Economy offers an insightful and compelling window into the world of private equity and venture capital.”

Malaysian Business magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470825112
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Wiley Finance Series, #787
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan began his career in the financial world in Houston and New York. In 1993, his firm acquired the Asian Venture Capital Journal in Hong Kong. Over the next 15 years, the AVCJ team built one of the world's top sources of ideas and information in private equity and venture capital.
Dan was born in Chicago and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. He studied at Princeton University and graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School's undergraduate program in 1972. During his junior year, he received his Certificat from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. He served with the U.S. Army Europe before earning a JD from Boston University and an MBA from Columbia. Dan resides in Hong Kong and San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (David Rubenstein).


CHAPTER 1 Tomorrow Will Be Different than Today.

CHAPTER 2 Private Equity and Venture Capital: A Primer.

CHAPTER 3 2009: A Very Challenging Year.

CHAPTER 4 2010: Private Equity and Venture League Tables and Niches.

CHAPTER 5 Private Equity and Venture Capital in Markets Around the World.

CHAPTER 6 Industry Issues.

CHAPTER 7 The Next Decade: A Future Scape.

CHAPTER 8 Toward a New "Corporate Norm".


The Class of 2010 (People Interviewed in the Book).


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