401(k) Plans Can Now Invest in Private Equity. Should They?

Professor David Robinson discusses the promise and pitfalls of this change

August 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor recently opened the door for 401(k) funds to invest in private equity funds. For the first time, regular retirement savers can access an asset class that has historically only been available to large institutional investors. Finance professor David Robinson discusses the promise and pitfalls associated with this new change in the investment landscape.

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