Author series: The myth of private equity

Thursday 10 February 2022 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Author Series, Webinar

Once an obscure niche of the investment world, private equity has grown into a juggernaut, with consequences for a wide range of industries as well as the financial markets. Private equity funds control companies that represent trillions of dollars in assets, millions of employees, and the well-being of thousands of institutional investors and their beneficiaries.
Even as the ruthlessness of some funds has made private equity a poster child for the harms of unfettered capitalism, many aspects of the industry remain opaque, hidden from the normal bounds of accountability.
In this session Jeffrey Hooke will talk about his book The Myth of Private Equity. He will examine the negative effects of private equity and the ways in which it has avoided scrutiny. Jeffery will detail the flaws in private equity’s investment strategies, critically examine its day-to-day operations, and will discuss the broad spectrum of its enablers. 
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Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00

CPD Points: 1.00


Jeffery Hooke, Senior Finance Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business

Jeffery Hooke is a Senior Finance Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Earlier, he was a Managing Director at Focus, LLC, an investment bank serving middle market companies. He served as Vice President of Research at the committee on economic development.

Previously, Jeffery operated his own consulting firm, was a director of emerging markets partnership (a $5 billion private equity fund), a principal investment officer of the World Bank Group, and an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Schroder Wertheim, respectively, two prominent securities firms based in New York. 

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