Home Investments Edward Truant

In many private equity asset classes, managers typically deploy most of their capital in a particular investment on day one. While they may increase or decrease the investment over time depending on the strategy and the needs of the business and the shareholders, they generally deploy a large percentage of their investment in the early […]

  • December 22, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 09:02

In the early days of litigation finance, most fund managers sold a concept and their own capabilities, but not much else. And risky strategies attracted risky investors. For instance, litigation finance attracted high net-worth individual and family office capital from those who are very comfortable assuming risks. It also attracted sophisticated hedge funds who get […]

  • June 19, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:01

In legal circles, it has always been thought that crises breed litigation. And while that appears to be the case in the current crisis, it may not have been the case in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, as pointed out in a recent article by Eric Blinderman, the chief executive officer for the U.S. […]

  • May 28, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:16

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” The above quote from Charles Dickens aptly describes the current environment for the legal industry. Currently, the world economy and the legal profession are under tremendous financial pressure due to the impact of the novel coronavirus. This has already resulted in layoffs, reduced […]

  • April 14, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 07:44