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The Myth of Private Equity: An Inside Look at Wall Street’s Transformative Investments – Jeffrey C. Hooke
November 11, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
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.