Endowments Stick With PE In Difficult Market, Survey Shows

Law360, New York (November 14, 2017, 12:18 PM EST) -- In a turbulent marketplace plagued by ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and soaring asset valuations, endowments and foundations have displayed confidence investing their money with private equity fund managers because of their ability to produce high returns relative to other asset classes, according to a newly released survey.

Of 41 total endowments and foundations that participated in a survey from Boston-headquartered investment consulting firm NEPC LLC, released Monday, 51 percent said they plan to increase their exposure to private equity over the next 12 months.

That's up from 43 percent a year ago, and the bullish attitude comes despite the fact that 44...

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