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Inside Private Equity: The Professional Investor's Handbook / Edition 1

Inside Private Equity: The Professional Investor's Handbook / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780470421895
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/20/2009
Series: Wiley Finance Series , #495
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 873,339
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

JAMES M. KOCIS is the founder and President of the BurgissGroup, one of the leading software and financial service providersto the private equity industry. He and his team designed Private i,the world's most popular program for private equity portfoliomanagement. Private i is used to manage in excess of $1 trillion ofprivate equity investments.

JAMES C. BACHMAN IV, CAIA, is the Head of Research at theBurgiss Group. In this role, he is principally responsible forresearch-related initiatives as well as expanding the technologyplatform's portfolio management capabilities.

AUSTIN M. LONG III, JD, CPA, is the Head of AlignmentCapital, a private equity consultancy. He has been active in theprivate markets since 1987, when he cofounded what was to becomethe University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)private investment group.

CRAIG J. NICKELS, CFA, is the Director of Private Marketsfor Washington University in St. Louis, where his responsibilitiesinclude the oversight and management of the university's privatemarket investments within the multi-billion endowment.

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Table of Contents




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 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 ValuationGuidelines.

APPENDIX B: On-Site GP Audit Program Guide.

APPENDIX C: Qualitative Due Diligence: Structured Interview.

APPENDIX D: Qualitative Due Diligence: Structured ReferenceCalls.

APPENDIX E: Request for Information (RFI).

APPENDIX F: Advanced Topics: Duration of Performance.

APPENDIX G: Advanced Topics: Correlation and OpportunityCosts.

APPENDIX H: Patent Summaries.



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