Private Equity Satisfies Investors

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    Private equity investors indicated that they were very satisfied with the asset class and its performance in 2016 and will commit more capital to the asset class in 2017 than the year before, says a Preqin survey. This comes despite the level of unspent capital held by fund managers reaching a record high, with subsequent impacts on asset valuations and deal-making competition. There are concerns among fund managers that these pressures will affect future performance. However, although some investors have expressed reduced confidence in private equity’s ability to meet their objectives, almost half now expect their portfolios to outperform public markets by more than four per cent.