We run courses and events, and produce research, that should be equally important to investors (the Limited Partners, or LPs, in funds), private equity fund managers (the General Partners, or GPs) as well as to advisors and those companies attracting the attention of private equity funds.
The Private Equity Institute was founded in 2009 to provide a forum to promote research, education, and networking, in private equity.
Oxford Saïd ran its first private equity elective in 2000 and introduced the Private Equity Forum in 2006.
Together with the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab which began in 2012 and two leading global executive education programmes, the Private Equity Programme and the Oxford Chicago Valuation Programme, the Private Equity Institute offers unprecedented access to top private equity practitioners and research.
The Institute maintains an authoritative, independent and unbiased perspective on the private equity industry, aiming for the highest standard of academic integrity associated with the University of Oxford. Our research often involves working closely with industry practitioners and is aimed at the top peer-reviewed academic journals as well as more policy and practice-oriented publications.
We produce research that is equally important to investors (Limited Partners, or LPs, in funds), private equity fund managers (General Partners, or GPs), advisors, banks, and companies, as well as entrepreneurs attracting the attention of private equity funds.
Our expertise is reflected in both our programmes for students and in our executive courses for professionals around the world. We connect theory with practice, developing courses and case studies with leading practitioners.
In addition to research and education, the Institute encourages and supports a number of network initiatives, including the Private Equity Forum, Oxford Chicago Discussions, Bridgepoint Private Equity Challenge, Hermes GPE Private Markets Challenge, Rothschild Global Advisory Challenge and the Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge. Through these events, the Institute fosters the exchange of views between academics, students, alumni, and professionals.
Objectives of the Private Equity Institute
The objective of the Institute is to be the leading academic institution in the field of private equity.
Our aim is to produce the highest quality independent research on the important issues facing the private equity sector.
Our members have created a series of business case studies in cooperation with practitioners to facilitate learning. These studies examine real-life examples and decision-making, and are presented in class.