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Oliver Gottschalg

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Meet Oliver
Oliver’s thinking

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.

With MJ Hudson Fund Performance Benchmarking as its guide, this new report provides a quarterly analysis of MJ Hudson PERACS performance metrics by regions, fund type and vintages across all private equity funds.
Benchmarking reports
MJ Hudson Fund Performance Benchmarking Report Q2 2022
This whitepaper from MJ Hudson’s Fund Performance Analytics team illustrates (with examples) how PERACS metrics can assist LPs on strategic portfolio allocation decisions, manager selection, risk management and performance optimisation.
White paper
MJ Hudson Whitepaper: Value creation at the LP level – August 2022
service snapshot
PERACS | Accurately measure alpha in PE fund performance
We help investors make better decisions with improved understanding of the value drivers behind investments. Our specialized consulting provides detailed insights into the key aspects of private equity investment performance.
service snapshot
Fund performance analytics explained | Oliver Gottschalg
Oliver's research focuses on the strategic logic and the performance determinants of private equity investments. A second stream of work looks at the implications of employee motivation for firm performance in different settings.
We interviewed Oliver Gottschalg, founder of MJ Hudson Fund performance analytics to discuss LPs, portfolios, credit lines and more.

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.”
 –  Published September 30, 2022

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