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Managing mergers: A conversation with Rob Leary

Managing mergers: A conversation with Rob Leary

August 2015—The president of TIAA-CREF Asset Management talks about why the industry is likely to see more tie-ups, how to prepare for big deals, and why finding growth depends on what you’re good at.more

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New horizons for infrastructure investing

August 2015—Investors are having trouble finding attractive deals. They might be looking in the wrong places.more


Private equity and India’s economic development

August 2015—Our new survey determines if India’s emerging private-equity sector has helped or hurt the country and its companies.more

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Back to basics: Creating value through superior products

August 2015—Revitalizing product development is an unexplored lever for most private-equity firms.more


The return of zero-base budgeting

August 2015—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.more


Why US education is ready for investment

July 2015—As education transforms, the traditional and highly limited openings for private companies are growing wider. Investors should take note.more


Joining the family business: An emerging opportunity for investors

July 2015—Family-owned businesses are a large and growing force, especially in emerging markets. Those who would invest in these companies must first understand them.more


Bending the third rail: Better investment performance for US pensions

July 2015—Improving the investment organization is a good first step on the way out of the funding crisis.more


The new dynamics of automotive supply

July 2015—The sector is popular with private investors. But before jumping in, buyers must understand the nuances that will drive growth in the next five years.more


Capturing returns in healthcare

July 2015—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.more

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North American oil and gas: Caveat emptor

June 2015—The drop in oil prices has piqued investors’ interest in oil and gas producers. But new research suggests that high-quality investments are scarce—for the moment.more


Our gambling culture

April 2015—The craving for immediate gratification has spread well beyond Wall Street.more

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