The Future of Finance

The Future of Finance

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Dan Schwartz has done a masterful job of synthesizing the thoughts of some of the best minds in the private equity business along with his own to create a superb discussion of the industry, past, present, and most importantly where it is going. This is a must-read for anyone in the private equity world and for those considering the field. Leonard Harlan Chairman, Executive Committee, Castle Harlan Dan Schwartz was a first-hand witness to the birth of private equity in Asia and has chronicled its explosive growth over the past two decades. In The Future of Finance he uses an insidera€™s perspective to full effect, pulling together the views of many practitioners to illuminate both the roots of the 2008 global crisis and private equitya€™s potential role in rebuilding our financial system. Schwartza€™ fast-paced, conversational style makes for a welcome contrast to dry economic analysisa€”well worth reading for both business leaders and students of finance. Dan Carroll Managing Partner, TPG Dan Schwartza€™s The Future of Finance offers an insightful and compelling window into the world of private equity and venture capital. Schwartz has leveraged his more than 20 years of industry experience to produce a well researched and nuanced work that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in these fields. Joe Bae Managing Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts a Co. Asia For anyone concerned about the future economic impact of global innovation, job creation, and finance, Dan Schwartza€™s comprehensive new treatise is a must-read. Replete with in-depth perspectives of dozens of the most senior global venture capital and private equity leaders and numerous case study examples, this gem artfully explains the dramatic changes happening in these vital industries and how government leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors must adapt for continuing success in the second decade of the 21st century. Dixon R. Doll Cofounder and General Partner, DCM Chairman, U.S. National Venture Capital Assoc. (2008-09) From cottage industry to multi-billion asset class, Asian private equity has transformed the regiona€™s financial and corporate landscape in two short decades. Dan Schwartz was present at the beginning of this fascinating era as iconic spokesman and entrepreneurial founder of AVCJ. His contribution as chief convener to the industry helped shape an asset class. The Future of Finance is forward-looking while drawing upon the rich past of an industrya€™s development amid volatile cycles, financial crises, pandemics, capital excess, capital drought and Darwinian struggles. Many of the prime movers, who paved the way to the future, have shared privileged views with Dan over the years and now on these insightful pages. Philip Bilden Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Dan Schwartza€™s extensive and experienced network has enabled him to tap the key issues and insights of todaya€™s leading private equity and venture capital practitioners around the world. This enlivens Dana€™s stroll through Europe, North America and Asia as he examines the development of these private capital marketsa€band these insights shape the prism through which he views a future for private equity in the coming decades. Bill Ferris Executive Chairman, Champ Private Equity Dan Schwartz is the person best placed to write about the history of the private equity industry in Asiaa€”he was there right from the beginning. In nearly two decades, he has been a keen observer of the industrya€™s developments and market trends. He was the cheerleader when the industry was down and he has been a friend to most of the leading practitioners, a position that provides him with unique insights into the actual workings of the industry as described in the book. The a€œNew Corporate Theorya€ introduced in the last section of the book is an interesting thesis. If it comes to fruition, it will transform the shareholder-driven corporate governance model as we know it today. Tang Kok Yew Chairman and Managing Partner, Affinity Equity Partners (HK)iPhone and BlackBerry sales are still very strong. Users are ... The problem with reading media on a Kindle is the DRM [digital rights management] and its closed nature. ... I had a Palm and a RAZR and now have a BlackBerry Bold. Nowanbsp;...

Title:The Future of Finance
Author:Dan Schwartz
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-12-08


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