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What are your options if you want to participate in the private equity market but want the liquidity of a publicly traded stock? You can invest in business development companies (BDCs) and private equity firms that provide financing to private companies. </br></br>In order to maintain their Registered Investment Company (RIC) status, BDCs are required to pay out at least 90 percent of their profits to shareholders as dividends, provide managerial expertise to the companies they own, and pass diversification tests. These factors make them an excellent way for the public to invest in the private market. Regulatory reforms like the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 have helped create an environment where the private market has flourished. Because they are actively managed by fund managers and not vulnerable to the stock market’s valuation swings, private equities may prove less volatile and outperform public equities during periods when market corrections strike.[1] </br></br><b>Private equity in numbers: </b></br>-In 2018, the average private equity fund appreciated 8.2 percent while major public market indexes saw annual declines.[2] </br>-In 2018, $703 billion was pledged to private equity and experts predict that 2019 will see even higher commitments.[3] See More
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 YR Return
53.8% Equity Investors 70.6%
23.2% Brookfield Asset Management Inc. BAM 51.3%
16.2% Apollo Global Management Inc APO 88.8%
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46.2% Debt Investors 21.6%
12.7% Ares Capital Corporation ARCC 27.5%
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