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Applying Public Market Principles to the Private Markets

As a former independent advisor, I’ve counseled clients on achieving a balanced public market portfolio for the better part of […]
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Why 84% of Executives Remain Bullish on Private Market Valuations

The last few years have seen unprecedented market volatility. 2020 saw the fastest stock market decline in history, followed by […]
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Special Purpose Vehicles Are Even Riskier in a Downturn

At its peak, Enron's shares were worth $90.75, falling to just 26 cents when it filed for bankruptcy. The scandal […]
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Exploring Recession-Resistant Private Market Strategies

Much is said about “recession-proof” portfolios, but few investors left 2022 unscathed. Instead of being a rebound year, 2023 is […]
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Private Markets, Not IPOs, Will Lead Exits in 2023

2021 saw a meteoric rise in the IPO market, with over 1,000 companies going public. That euphoria came to a […]
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Why Private Equity Captures Growth Better Than Public Stocks

Public market investors enjoyed an unprecedented bull run after the great financial crisis. But as interest rates rise and valuations […]
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10 New Year's Resolutions to Strengthen Your Portfolio

Despite the harsh macroeconomic environment, over 20 million people are set to become millionaires in the next few years. This […]
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The Stock Market Punishes What Private Markets Reward

The median seed startup today is worth $12 million, reaching $802 million by the time it goes public. Three years […]
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The 60/40 Portfolio Had Its Worst Year (So Far)

Since the 1950s, the portfolio strategy known as "60/40" has been a mainstay for many investors. The idea is to […]
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The Rise of Micro VC

Mature and mega VC firms typically don't place early-stage bets but instead focus on companies that have already achieved some […]
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How Active Private Market Managers Deliver Alpha

Private markets have long outperformed public markets. Several arguments have been put forth to explain this outperformance. One common explanation […]
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What the End of "Free Money" Signals for Public Markets

From 2008 to 2022, the world enjoyed an era of "free money." Central banks around the globe kept interest rates […]
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Will The Fed Be Forced to Capitulate in 2023?

2022 saw the fastest rate hike cycle in decades, bringing turmoil to public and private markets. On an absolute basis, […]
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How Legislators Are Driving the Shift to Private Markets

Both institutional investors and the issuers of securities have been migrating to private markets in the last two decades. The […]
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Exploring Today's Macroeconomic Parallels to 2001

In any downturn, analysts and commentators search for historical parallels to explain what is happening and to predict what will […]
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