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McKinsey on Investing

The best of our recent research and ideas for investors.

McKinsey on Investing draws on the perspectives and experience of McKinsey consultants who advise investors, and other sources from around the world. To learn more about our expertise, please visit our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice, Wealth & Asset Management Practice, or Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice pages.

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More than values: The value-based sustainability reporting that investors want

– Nonfinancial reports helped stimulate the growth of sustainable investing. Now investors are questioning current reporting practices—and calling for changes that executives and board members must understand.
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Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

– A mature impact economy would help power economic growth while solving global social and environmental challenges. Here’s what it will take to accelerate the impact economy’s development.
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Advanced analytics in asset management: Beyond the buzz

– Leading firms are applying advanced analytics across the full asset-management value chain—with real-world results.
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Pricing: The next frontier of value creation in private equity

– Few PE firms systematically focus on pricing transformations, though such programs can create substantial value. Here’s how pricing value can be captured at any stage in the deal cycle.
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Private equity exit excellence: Getting the story right

– While a successful exit has many elements, a clear and evidence-backed equity story detailing the asset’s potential may be the most important. Three key principles can help funds maximize exit returns.
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Is a leverage reckoning coming?

– Not yet. Despite rising corporate-debt levels, research shows companies can cover their obligations for now. But they should prepare for a possible downturn by stress-testing their capital structure.
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Private equity opportunities in healthcare tech

– Although private equity firms have been hesitant to invest in healthcare tech, they have reason to invest in promising targets now.
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How private equity can maximize value in US financial services

– The industry may be on the cusp of a new and less forgiving era. Private owners can take steps now to get ready.
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A turning point for real estate investment management

– As institutional investors flock to real estate, investment managers must avoid getting stuck in the middle of the market—too big to be nimble yet too small to reach scale.

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