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EY Analysis Reveals Significant Shift in the Global Funding Landscape Led by Private Capital
Private equity firms now manage commitments of nearly US$3.4t globally, up from less than US$500b in 2000, and in a significant shift new capital from private markets has surpassed for capital raised in public markets for the first time ever. More
Urban Investment Strategies Center Director Jim Johnson Receives Kenan-Flagler Leadership Award
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School presented alumni merit, leadership and Hall of Fame Awards to business and academic leaders who exemplify the school’s core values and have contributed to its success. Urban Investments Strategies Center Director Jim Johnson was honored with the Leadership Award for his more than 30 years of service to Kenan-Flagler. More
Institute Insights: Funding Innovation: Exploring Philanthropy in the Sciences
When the federal government, state governments, industry, foundations and nonprofit organizations support scientific research, they do so with the goal of uncovering innovations and advancing science. But what about private donors? More
Hoopes Weighs in On Trump Tax Records
Kenan-Flagler Business School professor and UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes comments on the intricacies of interpreting the president’s tax records if the push to release them ever comes to shove. Hoopes was quoted in this NPR article, which has been posted by more than 50 media outlets so far. More
Institute for Private Capital Research Director Greg Brown Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek Article
Kenan Institute Executive Director and Institute for Private Capital Research Director Greg Brown gets the last word in this Bloomberg Businessweek article on the ubiquity of private equity. More
North Carolina’s Regions of Migration
North Carolina is one of the major migration destinations in the U.S. A newly created dashboard that uses 2015-2016 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) county-to-county migration data provides key insights into both the origins and economic characteristics of recent newcomers to the Tar Heel State. More
Institute Insights: Do Founders Actually Listen to their Teams?
Founders often face a fundamental tension. On one hand, founders usually desire to retain as much control over their firm as possible. On the other hand, they often lack the competencies required to lead their companies through later stages of growth. But do founders actually listen to these team members? Or do they just continue to listen to their own intuition? More