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SMART BETA or just SMART MARKETING?

Smart Beta Ok so I have been focussing elsewhere but suddenly even I cannot ignore the wave of coverage given over to "smart beta".  Just the phrase it...

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PRIVATE EQUITY AS AN ANTI-CORRUPTION FORCE IN DEVELOPING MARKETS

The usual government anti-corruption toolbox in developing nations contains think tanks, policy reviews and anti-corruption commissions. These are necessary but rather blunt instruments. In bringing t...

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A Proposal for an ‘Alignment of Interest’ ratio

A ratio is a succinct quantitative gauge of measuring a relationship between two variables. The world of public equities has ratios like Sharpe, Sortino and Treynor, which provide an investor with a q...

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From Charity to Private Equity – The Inevitable Path?

When the Dolma Development Fund was founded in 2003 to invest in sustainable businesses in Nepal and Ethiopia, we first attempted to raise a commercial fund. However, due to political instability, civ...

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LISTED OR UNLISTED | IS THAT THE QUESTION FOR PRIVATE EQUITY ?

Since the start of the year and no doubt prompted by all the additional exposure heaped on the industry from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, I have been toying with the idea of ...

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TRANSPARENCY AND DISCLOSURE - WHO CARES?

Have I missed something or has the latest report produced by BVCA and Ernst & Young on the disclosure of performance KPIs per the Walker Guidelines received little to no commentary in the...

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COLLER PRIZE EVENING | LESSONS FROM TIM PARKER

Masters and PhD Prize Winners 2011 announced at Annual Coller Prize Evening Tim Parker's learnings from an impressive career Now in its 6th year, last Wednesday was the Annual Coller Prize ...

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PRIVATE EQUITY | THE MASTERCLASS | AN INVESTMENT OR EXPENSE?

Can you really be taught Private Equity or is it, as Oscar Wilde might have suggested, something you have to experience firsthand? Is a Business School able to manage the gap between...

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We hope our posts under the Coller Confidential banner attract comment. Our select band of contributors comes from both sides of the Academic and Practitioner divide. The Private Equity & Venture Capital Club at London Business School has its own blog on this site for LBS students and alumni. However if you would like to blog for the Institute see our competition below. You can identify yourself or use a pen name.

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Bloggers

Private Equity Club

Private Equity Student Club at London Business School

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Ozan Cigizoglu

(MBA ( London Business School), BSc, Computer Engineering (Purdue University))

Director of Santa Consultants

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Tim Gocher

Chairman of Dolma Development Fund

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