The Hudson river analogy

The private equity world is a bit like the Hudson river according to JPMorgan''s private equity guru, David Kelso

Staring out of the window of IFC Tower One into the bright blue Hong Kong harbour, David Kelso says it makes a pleasant change from the snow of New York. The general manager of JPMorgan Private Bank's Private Investments team does however add that the recent freezing over of the Hudson river has given him a good analogy for the current state of the private equity world.

Frozen on top, with not much apparently going on - but a lot going on below the surface, says the former deputy director of the US Treasury's Office of Thrift Supervision.

Nevertheless in spite of that analysis he predicts that new money raised...

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