risk capital


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In the world of private equity, risk capital refers to the funds used for speculative, high-risk, high-reward investments. Bruce Deboskey, The Denver Post, "On Philanthropy: Philanthropy is the ultimate “risk capital”," 9 June 2019 Senior equities executives including Brian Levine were convinced that Goldman should stick to its historic strength of wielding risk capital for clients, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Hugh Son, Bloomberg.com, "Wall Street’s Big Banks Are Waging an All-Out Technological Arms Race," 5 Apr. 2018 Access to risk capital for startups, including through crowdfunding, is no longer limited to the two coasts. The Economist, "American entrepreneurship is flourishing, if you know where to look," 30 Sep. 2017 Some major central banks don’t have the same room to lower rates without risking capital outflows. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Why Policy Easing—Not Tightening—Tops Agenda for Some Central Banks," 25 Aug. 2017

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