Institute Insights: Why I’m Optimistic About Sustainability

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance, and companies are facing unprecedented internal and external criticism and pressures to address them.

Institute Insights: Tax Reform and Me

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 

In honor of tax season, UNC Tax Center Associate Director Courtney Edwards shares how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected her personal tax liability as an example of some of the ways in which reform may have altered your returns as well.

Mentors Panel Prepares Kenan Scholars for the Future

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 

Participating mentors Brad Hendricks, Kate Sidebottom Simpson, Nicole Williams, Curtis Clark and Marty Sather shared insightful guidance on such topics as building business relationships, dealing with rejection and developing strong leadership skills.

Generating Sustainable Returns: Positioning Portfolios for the Late-Stage Cycle Environment

Monday, April 8, 2019 

On Thursday, March 28, about 250 private equity professionals gathered for the 12th annual Alternative Investments Conference, hosted by the Institute for Private Capital, to discuss portfolio positioning for the late-stage cycle environment.

Institute Insights: Brexit Day Has Come … And Gone

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 

The European Union has granted the United Kingdom a short extension on their anticipated Brexit deal. Now what?

Zucked: Silicon Valley Insider Roger McNamee Speaks Out on Big Tech and Data Privacy

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 

McNamee is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” which chronicles his early mentorship of Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders, and his subsequent realization that the Facebook platform and its legitimate advertising tools were being manipulated by “bad actors.”

Institute Insights: Where Have All the Cowboys (and Other Men) Gone?

Friday, March 29, 2019 

Profound demographic changes of all kinds are radically transforming America’s social, economic and political institutions. Perhaps one of the most troubling is something our affiliated Urban Investment Strategies Center Director Dr. Jim Johnson calls the End of Men.

Institute Insights: A Closer Look at Private Equity Historical Returns

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 

The debate surrounding returns of private equity vs. public markets continues with a recent paper by AQR. What does the latest data tell us?