Interest Alignment in the Private Equity Industry
July 2010 , Prof. Klaas P. Baks and Prof. Lawrence M. Benveniste
Abstract: In 2009 the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) assembled “The Private Equity Principles” as a positive effort to better align the interests of LPs and GPs. These principles resulted from the way the industry has evolved during the credit crisis and practices that some perceive as reflective of misalignment. Our objective in this document is to develop an economic foundation and a framework to better understand where the interests of GPs and LPs are currently misaligned as well as suggestions to mitigate those misalignments. This allows for an informed and targeted analysis of the ILPA PE principles. Our ultimate goal is to provide LPs with a better understanding of the challenges they face in relation to GPs and in so doing provide them a set of clear objectives as they consider which principles provide the greatest benefits to them. The analysis in this document supports the following main conclusions:
A Research Agenda for Alternative Investments: A Limited Partner’s Perspective
September 2009, Prof. Klaas P. Baks and Prof. Chris Rider
Abstract: This document outlines a long-run research agenda for The Emory Center for Alternative Investments based on vital issues facing limited partners. Five key areas of research are discussed: (i) asset allocation, (ii) value creation, (iii) incentive alignment, (iv) transparency, and (v) oversight, regulation & taxation. The objective of this document is to build a network of institutional investors and alternative asset managers and to secure their support to execute on this research agenda to inform our collective understanding of what alternatives do and do not do.
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