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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

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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

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Our gambling culture

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

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The $64 trillion question: Convergence in asset management

February 2015—Traditional asset managers and alternatives specialists are eagerly contending for an outsize share of a rapidly growing industry.more

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A conversation with Jim Coulter

February 2015—The veteran investor discusses alternative assets, shifting currents within the industry, and how management fees are like a two-by-four.more

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Private equity in India: Once overestimated, now underserved

February 2015—General partners can use lessons from the past decade to build a new and better future.more

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A new era for asset management: A discussion with Edward Bonham Carter

December 2014—A leading manager shares his views on an industry undergoing profound change.more

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Money isn’t everything (but we need $57 trillion for infrastructure)

December 2014—A massive funding gap will open in coming years. New research shows how to close part of it.more

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Thriving in a world of low and flat: An interview with Douglas Hodge

December 2014—The head of the world’s largest fixed-income manager discusses the industry’s past, present, and future.more

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From indexes to insights: The rise of thematic investing

December 2014—Leading institutions say this new approach can deliver better performance over the long term than their traditional methods. Here’s how they’re putting it in place.more

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What overachieving institutional investors get right

December 2014—No single practice or behavior explains success. Instead, top investors work across five dimensions to achieve excellence.more

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Private-equity operations: Inside the black box

December 2014—Initiatives to accelerate growth are a priority; cost cutting is seen as a commodity skill.more

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