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How leading institutions are changing the rules on portfolio construction

– The world’s largest investors are determined to make the leap from big to great. Getting there will depend on a new understanding of strategic asset allocation.

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Private equity at an inflection point
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Private equity at an inflection point

In this interview with Privcap, McKinsey's Aly Jeddy, a Senior Partner in the New York office and a leader of our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice, describes how the next few years in the industry might unfold.

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Why investors may need to lower their sights

– The forces that have driven exceptional investment returns over the past 30 years are weakening, and even reversing. It may be... time for investors to lower their expectations.
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How private-equity owners lean into turnarounds

– PE-backed companies outperform their public counterparts during periods of distress because the owners play a more active role... in management.
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A better way to understand internal rate of return

– Investments can have the same internal rate of return for different reasons. A breakdown of this metric in private equity shows... why it matters.
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Back to basics: Creating value through superior products

– Revitalizing product development is an unexplored lever for most private-equity firms.
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New horizons for infrastructure investing

– Investors are having trouble finding attractive deals. They might be looking in the wrong places.
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Private equity and India’s economic development

– Our new survey determines if India’s emerging private-equity sector has helped or hurt the country and its companies.
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The return of zero-base budgeting

– The venerable technique has vaulted back into the consciousness of corporate leaders—for good reason. But getting it right... is not easy and depends on five key elements.
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A conversation with CDPQ’s Michael Sabia

– A leading institutional investor reflects on the industry.
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A conversation with Jim Coulter, Part II

– In the second part of our 2014 interview, the veteran investor talks about emerging markets, industry consolidation, and why private... equity is as bold as it ever was.
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Bending the third rail: Better investment performance for US pensions

– Improving the investment organization is a good first step on the way out of the funding crisis.
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Capturing returns in healthcare

– New research finds that the healthcare sector has been very good to private equity, especially payor and pharmaceutical services.... And specialist firms seem to have an edge over generalists.

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