Financial Poise™ Premieres “What is a ‘Private’ fund?” Ep. 1 of the PE, VC, AND HEDGE FUNDS DE-MYSTIFIED Webinar Series through West LegalEdcenter

Thanks to their seemingly complicated nature and lucrative reputations, the PE, VC and hedge fund industries occupy an almost mythic (and sometimes infamous) status for Americans. The combination of mystery and wealth creates a vacuum for misinformation and mistrust.

Many people are familiar with the terms private equity, venture capital and hedge fund, but few can actually define how each investment vehicle operates or makes money. Thanks to their seemingly complicated nature and lucrative reputations, the PE, VC and hedge fund industries occupy an almost mythic (and sometimes infamous) status for Americans. The combination of mystery and wealth creates a vacuum for misinformation and mistrust. This Financial Poise Webinar series de-mystifies these private funds, explaining their similarities and differences from other investment vehicles and from each other- from the legal, financial, and investment mandate perspectives.

The first episode of the series,“What is a ‘Private’ fund?,” (Register Here) premieres on Tuesday, September 19th at 11am CST and features Moderator Jonathan Friedland of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer. He is joined by David Lorry of Versa Capital Management, John M. Muno of Kirkland & Ellis, Nabil Sabki of Latham & Watkins, and Steven Schwab of Thoma Bravo.

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the number of private investment funds in the United States grew from 20,000 in Q1 2013 to more than 25,000 in Q1 2015. This included 1,100 more hedge funds, 1,500 more private equity funds and 140 more venture capital funds. So what are private funds and why are they growing so quickly? This webinar explains the basics of private funds, how and why they differ from public investment options, and how…

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