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Nov 12 2012 | 1:02pm ET
Beta replication has become a mainstay in the hedge fund world. But Nomura Holdings doesn't see any reason why it shouldn't also work for the less-liquid world of private equity.
The Japanese bank has launched an investible private equity index. The new benchmark—which Nomura hopes to license to exchange-traded and mutual fund managers—will seek to replicate private equity returns by buying in sectors favored by buyout firms.
"Research indicates that if we know when buy-out managers invest and divest in various companies, the value can be captured by investing in similar publicly-traded securities," Matthew Peakman, Nomura's head of fund derivatives trading, explained to the Financial Times.
Peakman said that private equity funds usually aim to outperform public equities by between 5% and 8% annually. Products based on the new index would be marketed primarily to institutional investors.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…