PE and the efficient DC portfolio - Pensions & Investments
16th Jan 13
By Kevin K. Albert
A portfolio that includes private equity among the asset mix can benefit from a greater number of risk-adjusted returns compared with those made mostly of bonds and public equities. Private equity can help reduce a portfolio’s systematic risk, while still maintaining expected returns. This shows, the author states, how the inclusion of private equity in a defined contribution plan can create a more efficient portfolio and generate sustainable alpha.