Asset Classes

Private Equity

Private Equity

Acronym
PE
Parent Asset Class

Private Equity is any form of private equity that is not traded on public stock exchanges.

Ami Joseph

Andreas Clenow

Andrew Freedman

Andrew Sorkin

Andy McCulloch

Anthony Canale

Austin Root

Avi Gilburt

Barclay Leib

Barry Ritholtz

Ben Carlson

Ben Hunt

Bill Tai

Blake Masters

Bob Johnson

Bob Lang

Brad Thomas

Bret Jensen

Brian Portnoy

Bruce Phelps

Carl Delfeld

Charles Brandes

Chris Cole

Chris Knowlton

Cullen Roche

Damion Lupo

Dan Alpert

Dan Rasmussen

Dan Zwirn

Daniël de Blocq van Scheltinga

Darius Dale

Daryl Jones

David Fried

David Krejca

David Merkel

David Siegel

Dee Smith

Dennis Chen

Don Jones

Edward Altman

Eric Peters

Frank Bruno

Gavin McMaster

Giovanni Pozzi

Howard Penney

Howard Schilit

Jason Goepfert

Jeff Aronson

Jeff Miller

Jeffrey Himelson

Joe Lawler

John Brice

John Jagerson

John Morris

Jonathan Satovsky

Josh Holt

Karen Harris

Keith McCullough

Kent Collier

Kevin Massengill

Leo Kolivakis

Lori Van Dusen

Luke Ellis

Magdalena Polan

Marcos Carreira

Mark Anson

Mark Gallogly

Mark Hake

Mark Mobius

Mark Walsh

Marty Fridson

Matt Hogan

Matt Rowe

Matt Zames

Meb Faber

Michael Covel

Michael Kramer

Michael Nicoletos

Mick McGuire

Mike Green

Mike Milken

Mish Shedlock

Nadine Terman

Nizar Tarhuni

Paul Hodges

Peter Diamandis

Phil Taylor-Guck

Pippa Malmgren

Rick Rule

Robert Doty

Roger Montgomery

Russ Brownback

Russell Napier

Sahm Adrangi

Sarah Gefter

Scott Nammacher

Simon Dixon

Simon Ree

Srinivas Thiruvadanthai

Stephen Bigalow

Steve Hanke

Stuart Veale

Symon He

Tadas Viskanta

Tina Hay

Tom Jacobs

Tom Lott

Trevor Mottl

Tuur Demeester

Vincent Catalano

Wilbur Ross Jr.

Woody Brock

Xavier Rolet



Examples of Public Equity


Massive Expansion After 2008 Financial Crisis

  • Private Equity assets grew 7x after the 2018 Financial Crisis (circa 2020)
  • Driven by desire for higher returns and lower volatility (thanks to infrequent asset valuations vs. public market real-time valuation)
  • Resulted in private equity firms being more competitive and paying higher prices
  • Debt levels have increased (higher EBITDA multiples) & loan covenants have decreased
  • Banks have limited loans (too risky with high ration).  Private debt markets have taken over