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Private Equity Private Equity and Investment Returns over the Last 30 Years 10 May, 2011 - London
In a recent study, Florencio Lopez de Silanes, Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School, and Director of the Mutual Fund Governance Research Programme at EDHEC-Risk Institute, examines the determinants of private equity returns using a newly constructed worldwide database of 7,500 investments made over thirty years. At this special presentation, Prof. Lopez de Silanes, will be presenting this recent research on private equity.

  • 8:00am
    Registration (welcome coffee)

  • 8.30am
    Presentation: Private Equity and Investment Returns over the Last 30 Years
    Florencio Lopez de Silanes, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School, and Director of the Mutual Fund Governance Research Programme, EDHEC-Risk Institute
    • Return spectrum and analysis of influential factors on returns (investment size, business cycle, exit route) of more than 10,000 PE investments
    • New stylised facts: strong short-term returns are the exception but account for most of the value generated by PE investment
    • Which type of private equity firm generates the highest returns?

  • 10.00am
    Question & Answer Session
About the Speaker

Prof. Lopez de Silanes’ research interests lie in the fields of International Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, and Legal Reform and Privatisation. Prior to joining EDHEC, he was an advisor on these topics to several governments, international institutions and corporations. Among other distinctions, he received Harvard University’s Wells Prize for the Best Dissertation in Economics (1995), the Brattle Prize for Distinguished Paper in the Journal of Finance (1999), and the Jensen Prize for Best Papers in the Areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations in the Journal of Financial Economics (2000).
Event Details
  When   Between 10/05/2011 08:00 AM and 10/05/2011 10:30 AM
Where   EDHEC Risk Institute—Europe, 10 Fleet Place, Ludgate, London EC4M 7RB, United Kingdom
Contact Details
  Name   Séverine Anjubault
E-mail   severine.anjubault@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 493 187 863