Private Equity Versus Stock Market Returns

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal offers insights regarding the comparison of returns between private equity and the stock market. The article makes the following points: While the above graph “looks nice and simple,” the comparison (developed using an index developed by research firm Preqin), “is a theoretical construction, and that underscores the difficulties in comparing public and private investing.” It adds that private-equity firms keep investor dollars locked up for long periods… Read More