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Much Ado About Nothing

by Mark Heil, Senior Vice President, Business Development, PEF Services Lately, there have been a series of articles regarding CALPERS and CALSTRS not knowing how much carry funds have earned. And let’s be clear, that’s the right term – EARNED. Carry, after all, is a...

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Insights from SuperReturn 2015

by Shay Caufield, PEF Services LLC SuperReturn International is billed as the world’s leading private equity and venture capital event. Though, if you were not able to make it all the way to Berlin this year, the U.S. based version provided a taste of this popular...

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The Top Ten Things I Learned at SuperReturn U.S. 2015

By Anne Anquillare, PEF Services LLC I added a new conference to my itinerary – SuperReturn U.S. 2015 in Boston. It was an impressive collection of LPs, GPs and industry professionals. Good networking, good content and a hefty price tag (at least for the industry...

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Fund Valuations – a Picasso or Einstein’s Law of Physics

by Mark Heil, PEF Services LLC “There’s more science behind it [the valuation of a company] than there was 10 years ago, but there still is a fair amount of art because there is always the hesitancy of the firm to over promise and under deliver with regards to...

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What Is Your Backup Plan?

By Joe Campbell, CTO, PEF Services LLC A guide to Business Continuity Planning by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council When firewalls fry, and desktops die, what should you do? Pull out your Business Continuity Plan (BCP) - if you have one. A BCP is...

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Miami in February (aka the SBIA Southern Regional Conference)

By David Gergosian, PEF Services We typically like to give you our insights on recent conferences that we have attended. I think this time I just want to remember that it was sunny and 80 degrees. Seriously though, while the star of the conference for many folks might...

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