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As Private Equity Goes Mainstream, Investors Need Help

How can private equity be benchmarked?

The growth of private markets continues to be a powerful force shaping the investment landscape. In the United States, businesses have raised more money through private equity than in the public market for each of the last 10 years, and the trend is accelerating.

The growth of private markets is widening the range of investment opportunities for investors. Institutional investors are increasing their stakes in private equity, while regulatory changes are opening new channels for retail investors to access these investments, including through 401(k) plans.