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Private equity back in vogue

Private equity investors are planning to commit more to the asset class over the next 18 months despite most having seen weak returns from their investments, according to a new study. Nearly two-thirds of investors plan to accelerate new commitments to private equity funds over the remainder of 2010 and 2011, private equity firm Coller Capital said in its Global Private Equity Barometer, released today. The plans to increase investments come in spite of falling returns.