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Professor Oliver Gottschalg is the Founder and Head of Research of MJ Hudson’s Fund Performance Analytics division, formerly known as PERACS, a specialized advisory firm providing advanced private equity fund due diligence and benchmarking services.
He is part of the Strategy Department at HEC School of Management, Paris. He serves as HEC’s Academic Dean for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, directs the HEC Private Equity Observatory and teaches courses on strategy, entrepreneurship, venture capital financing and management buyouts.
He holds a Wirtschaftsingenieur Diploma from the University of Karlsruhe, an MBA from Georgia State University and a M.Sc. and PhD degree from INSEAD. His current research focuses on the strategic logic and the performance determinants of private equity investments. His work has been published in leading academic journals in strategy and finance and in various publications for practitioners and was featured over 300 times in the business press.
He regularly presents his research at academic conferences and private equity symposia and serves as an advisor to leading investors in the private equity industry. He has been involved as expert advisor in the ongoing debate about a possible need for regulation of the Private Equity industry in Europe at the national and European level.
Viewpoint: Irredeemably irrational – why using IRR to benchmark and pick funds makes no sense
“With the continuing proliferation of managers, strategies and funds, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was one simple metric that could help determine which to back (and which to avoid)? The good news: there is. The bad news: you’re probably not using it.”