The AAII Chicago Chapter presents...

"Private Equity Asset Class Overview"

    Discussed by:

    Raj N. Vora
    Senior Vice President, Private Equity Group, Northern Trust Alternatives

Private equity can enhance investors’ returns while reducing overall risk, yet it is misunderstood by many investors. This presentation will begin with an overview of the basics of private equity investing, and will explore alternative ways that investors can participate. You will gain insights into how private equity funds select portfolio companies, how these companies create value for investors, and how private equity can enhance diversification when mixed with other asset classes.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
Structural advantages that private equity firms have relative to other areas of the market
How private equity gives investors the potential to achieve higher returns than could be achieved by investing in other asset classes (including publicly traded stocks)
How private equity provides access to a new universe of companies and talent not available through the public markets
How private equity diversifies a portfolio, reducing overall risk

Saturday, April 28, 2012
9:30 a.m.    Registration/Refreshments (coffee & rolls)
10:00–11:00 a.m.    Program
11:00–11:30 a.m.    Q&A
University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL
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In Advance (by 4/25)
Everyone, $25/person
credit card payments not accepted
At the Door, space permitting
Everyone, $30/person
No Refunds

  Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

SIG meetings do NOT require advance registration (some may request an RSVP). Most are free of charge. Contact the group leader if you need additional information to attend.

Subgroup Meetings

Herb Brandwein, 847/933-9190,
Meets year round at 7000 N. McCormick Blvd., Lincolnwood, North of Peterson & Lincoln/South of Touhy, at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month (second Thursday in November and December).

Sandy Harlow, 847/604-8611,
Meets at 7:00 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce Building, 2002 Walters Ave., Northbrook.

Northwest Suburban
Chuck Kitzman, 847/577-7068,
Usually meets the fourth Wed. of the month at the Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, from 7:00 p.m.

Larry Wachowiak,
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fridh Room inside Stewart Square in downtown Rockford at the SW corner of State Street and Main Street. Enter the building through Kryptonite Bar. For information, contact Larry Wachowiak at

South Suburban
Marge Street, 708/798-4099
Usually meets from 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor.

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