Private Equity Fees Are Sky-High, Yes, but Look at Those ReturnsBy
Critics love to complain about private equity and its exorbitant fees. But imagine if retail investors — people like you and me — were suddenly allowed to invest in the funds managed by private equity giants like the Blackstone Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and Apollo Global Management.
If all the barriers and regulations came down, you could probably guess what would happen. Hordes would flood the offices of these firms, racing to invest. It would make a Black Friday line at Target look Zen.
The reason is obvious. As an asset class and with the right fund, private equity is nigh unbeatable, well worth the fees paid…
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