Investments

Big-name private equity firms are asking for bigger cuts of investment profits

There is lots of private equity talk right now about "super carry," following a Financial Times story about how some big-name firms are asking for a bigger cut of investment profits.

The big picture: Carried interest, the percentage of profits taken by fund managers, has historically been 20% for private equity. But the FT reports on 30% carry structures in new funds from Altor, Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, EQT Partners, Eurazeo and Vista Equity Partners.

Price discovery isn't always efficient

Markets are the world's greatest mechanism for turning enormous amounts of information into a single agreed-upon valuation. Price discovery, as it's known, is one of the most important things that any market does. But it doesn't always work efficiently.

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