Private equity fund terms – 2018’s key takeaways

MJ Hudson recently published its latest annual survey of private fund terms. We examined a large, diverse sample of closed-ended funds in the private equity, infrastructure, real estate, venture and private debt sectors, where we have advised either the fund manager or a prospective investor. Here are six key takeaways for LPs: 1. Fee rates…

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Trumped-up terms? Does it pay to be an American GP? With an increasing tide of capital making its way over to the U.S., it is important for investors to be able to distinguish the principal differences between U.S. and European fund terms. Although managers on both sides of the Atlantic broadly adhere to certain core…

Private equity fee validation: Turning on the lights

For both U.S. and European allocators to the private equity asset class, it is increasingly clear that establishing a fee validation program can be a very complex undertaking. “Can i get some help over here?”… This could very well be the rallying call for LPs as the face challenges in unraveling their private equity fees….

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Attention LPs – Effective ESG implementation Some months ago, MJ Hudson shared a missive on ESG and making it great again.  Unlike some, MJ Hudson likes to follow through on its ideas.  Accordingly, MJ Hudson has since conducted a considerable amount of research and prepared a Guide on all things ESG – a copy of…

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The disappearing hurdle: Illusion or reality? LP Intel – May 2017 The ‘hurdle’ rate refers to the amount investors in private funds will receive as a minimum return after receipt of their drawn commitments, typically set at 8%, before the fund manager can participate in its share of profits as carried interest. In recent times,…

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