Fact Sheet: Private Equity Overstates Returns, Downplays Risks

The private equity industry promotes itself as serving the investing public — including union and other pension funds — by providing reliably superior returns than the stock market. But the reality is that PE investments are not necessarily better performers, their promises too often rely on misleading numbers, and they can pose serious risks for investors — including high fees, lower transparency, and higher risks associated with extreme levels of leverage. You can find a link to the fact sheet pdf here or embedded below.