NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Investing in private equity via ETFs came onto investor's radar shortly before the financial crisis and on the heels of years of investment success at the larger college endowments.Private equity ETFs tend to own companies that are financially complicated in terms of using leverage and being heavily transaction-oriented and the group suffered badly in 2008. Despite the poor showing back then these companies and the ETFs that own them tend to be of great interest to investors because they offer generous yields at a time when yield is hard to come by.
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