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First-time funds outperformed mature strategies after 2008 financial crash

Read the latest article by Elisângela Mendonça from Private Equity News/Dow Jones, on how first-time funds have proven their worth in the aftermath of a crisis, with new data showing they outperformed more mature strategies following the global financial crisis. According to Cepres investment analyst Jinfang Shi, first time funds can potentially repeat the success they had after the global financial crisis following the disruption caused by Covid-19, because the managers continue to behave in similar ways. Read the full article featuring CEPRES data here!

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