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Roman Kräussl

Luxembourg School of Finance
University of Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
1359 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

E-Mail: roman.kraussl@uni.lu
Institutional Affiliation: University of Luxembourg

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2018The Subsidy to Infrastructure as an Asset Class
with Aleksandar Andonov, Joshua Rauh: w25045
We investigate the characteristics of infrastructure as an asset class from an investment perspective of a limited partner. While non U.S. institutional investors gain exposure to infrastructure assets through a mix of direct investments and private fund vehicles, U.S. investors predominantly invest in infrastructure through private funds. We find that the stream of cash flows delivered by private infrastructure funds to institutional investors is very similar to that delivered by other types of private equity, as reflected by the frequency and amounts of net cash flows. U.S. public pension funds perform worse than other institutional investors in their infrastructure fund investments, although they are exposed to underlying deals with very similar project stage, concession terms, ownersh...
September 2009Risk and Expected Returns of Private Equity Investments: Evidence Based on Market Prices
with Narasimhan Jegadeesh, Joshua Pollet: w15335
We estimate the risk and expected returns of private equity investments based on the market prices of exchange-traded funds of funds that invest in unlisted private equity funds. Our results indicate that the market expects unlisted private equity funds to earn abnormal returns of approximately 1% per year. We also find that the market expects listed private equity funds to earn zero or marginally negative abnormal returns net of fees. Both listed and unlisted private equity funds have market betas close to one and positive factor loadings on the Fama-French SMB factor. Private equity fund returns are positively related to GDP growth and negatively related to the credit spread. In addition, we find that market returns of exchange traded funds of funds and listed private equity funds predic...

Published: Narasimhan Jegadeesh & Roman Kräussl & Joshua M. Pollet, 2015. "Risk and Expected Returns of Private Equity Investments: Evidence Based on Market Prices," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 28(12), pages 3269-3302. citation courtesy of

 
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