Summary of Direct Investing by Institutional Investors
World Economic Forum © 2014. Prepared in collaboration with Oliver Wyman
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Some big institutional investors are buying illiquid assets on their own instead of through funds. While direct investing is nothing new, it has grown since the 2008 financial crisis, as vast stores of liquidity seek greater returns and more control. Direct investing has ramifications for investors as well as policy makers, as this World Economic Forum analysis explains. Though replete with helpful graphics, the report could use more details and examples. Nonetheless, getAbstract considers it a useful primer on trends in direct investment.
In this summary, you will learn
- How direct investing works,
- Why it is growing and
- What approaches institutional investors take in financing illiquid assets.
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