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In this video interview, John K. Paglia, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, which was released on July 27, 2009, in conjunction with a Los Angeles and California statewide economic forecast that Pepperdine partnered to deliver with Beacon Economics and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The study has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project provides insights into five private market segments: banks, asset-backed, mezzanine, venture capital, and private equity. Dr. Paglia, who authored the study, interviewed 627 lending and investment professionals in order to identify industry areas that attracted capital and to gauge participants’ outlook for each market segment. He found that private capital lenders anticipate that continued economic decline will increase demand for private investment and capital will be harder to come by in the near future; nevertheless, there remain high expectations for return on investment.
To download the full report or participate in the next upcoming survey, visit http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/privatecapital.
Questions for Dr. Paglia
- Why is it important to understand private capital markets?
- Who benefits from the findings of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project?
- What is the good news and bad news for private capital markets in your 12-month outlook?
- Looking beyond the numbers, how can lenders, capital providers, and private companies best use your findings?
- What is there still to learn about private capital markets?
- What’s next for the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project?
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