Sat, Feb 6, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Private Equity Strategies

The Next Generation: Scholars Join on the Private Equity Research Consortium

Monday, April 29, 2013

By: Bailey McCann, Private Equity Strategies

Scholars from the Universities of Chicago, Oxford, North Carolina and Virginia have come together to launch the Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC). The goal of the consortium will be to bring together scholars and industry professionals to improve data on and understanding of private equity.

In our January issue, we discussed similar, albeit single school efforts underway at Harvard Business School and the London Business School. Professors at both institutions lead their own research institutions on private equity, although it is unclear if they will work with the PERC or just alongside them.

PERC will be housed at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Funding for the corporation was provided by the UAI Foundation, a non-profit foundation devoted to supporting research in finance.

"Over the last two decades, private equity has grown to become an important part of the investment landscape, yet little is known about the industry. Historically, researchers who want to study private equity confront a major barrier: high-quality data," said Brown, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar and professor of finance at UNC Kenan-Flagler. "Our goal is to help remove that barrier." Portfolio management software company Burgiss, has also partnered with the consortium to provide support for data and research. James Bachman, Burgiss, director, will be the only private sector member of the five person advisory board.

Other board members include - Gregory W. Brown, University of North Carolina; Robert Harris, PERC director and University of Virginia; Tim Jenkinson, Oxford University, and Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago.

Qualified applicants may also request access to the data provided through the consortium. PERC will also be holding a conference this November at UNC-Chapel Hill.

 
This article was published in Opalesque's Private Equity Strategies our monthly research update on the global private equity landscape including all sectors and market caps.
Private Equity Strategies
Private Equity Strategies
Private Equity Strategies
Private Equity Strategies


Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. How Einhorn survived a nightmare year[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Green

  2. Legal - Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case, Gramercy seeking $1.3 billion from Peru over land-bond dispute[more]

    Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case From Reuters/Streetinsider.com: Former hedge fund manager Doug Whitman on Tuesday won a reprieve from serving the remainder of his two-year sentence for insider trading after several judges expressed skepticism that his 2

  3. Investing - David Einhorn finds a winner in Michael Kors[more]

    From Thestreetinsider.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manger David Einhorn took his lumps in 2015. The fund lost over 20 percent on the year amid bets gone bad being long a plunging SunEdison and short a couple high-flying FANG stocks. However, today Einhorn is again showing his stock picking pro

  4. Investing - Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans, Comment: A bunch of hedge fund managers are chasing the 'dream of crushing a major structural problem'[more]

    Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans From CNBC.com: European banks are under immense pressure, but at least one prominent hedge fund has found what it thinks is a good opportunity in the wreckage. Marc Lasry, co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund Avenue Capital

  5. Computer-driven hedge funds make money during January’s selloff[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) that use computer programs to guide how they trade, made millions of dollars during last month’s market selloff on the back of declining oil prices and global equities and big moves in currencies. Data provider