Jeffrey C. HookeOct 13, 2021
The Myth of Private Equity
An Inside Look at Wall Street's Transformative Investments
Columbia Business School Publishing 2021
Jeffrey Hooke's The Myth of Private Equity: An Inside Look at Wall Street's Transformative Investments (Columbia Business School, 2021) is a scathing indictment of the high-flying world of private equity. Piece by piece, Hooke takes apart the PE value proposition and shows, instead of the claimed "higher returns and lower volatility", a startling record of poor performance, exorbitant fees, completely opaque reporting, and a network of enablers that allow the business model to proceed.
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