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5 Most Important Steps in Forming a Long term Financial Plan

5 Most Important Steps in Forming a Long term Financial Plan – What are the first 5 most important things one should consider when at the outset of formulating a long term financial plan?

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TOP ETF Picks

What are the top ETF picks that you’re seeing today?

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GIC Dilemma – How to Cope with Rock Bottom Rates?

With interest rates depressed is one better off investing in mutual funds?

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Mutual Funds – What to watch out for

We’re all be dinged by hidden fees, front-end and back-end loads, what are some of the other things to look out for when selecting your next mutual funds?

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Secondaries – At an all-time high due to cheap leverage?

The secondary market for alternative assets such as private equity real estate and hedge funds is the highest it’s ever been. Many say it’s due to the cheap cost of capital and buyers ability to add low cost leverage to their transactions. Will we see this market decline if interest rates start rising?

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Limited Partner to direct investing

Is the growing popularity of direct investment and co-investment in private equity and private equity real estate is threatening to change the general partner-limited partner relationship?

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Public Market Investors Going Private

Are private markets a better conduit for VC companies to raise capital to allow them more manoeuvrability?

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Cheap Capital Causing Too Much Leverage?

We’ve formerly seen the sub-prime mortgage crises cripple the global economy, is the ease of lending large sums of money to PE LBO companies putting the economy at the same risk?

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The End of the Zombie Fund?

It seems that 2013 was the year of addressing the zombie fund in private equity markets, with PE restructurings at an all-time high will this problem likely reoccur or have we found a long term solution. How will this affect investors outlook on managers that can’t exit their directs by the end of the funds life?

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Good Market or Bad Market for Raising Fresh Capital

Good Market or Bad Market for Raising Fresh Capital