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McKinsey on Finance is a quarterly publication written by experts and practitioners in McKinsey and Company's Corporate Finance practice. This publication offers readers insights into value-creating strategies and the translation of those strategies into company performance. McKinsey on Finance articles are available online at www.mckinseyquarterly.com.


Why do some projects have higher internal rates of return?

November 30th, 2015

Episode 120 of 125 episodes

IRRs are not all created equal—and the differences between projects or funds can be material for oil and gas companies, private equity investors, or even investment funds themselves who use the metric as a shorthand benchmark for comparing diverse projects. In this podcast, McKinsey’s Werner Rehm discusses variations in IRR with Marc Goedhart and Chip Hughes. Marc is a Senior Expert in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office and co-author of the recent article, “A better way to understand Internal Rate of Return.” Chip is a consultant in McKinsey’s New York office, where Werner is an Equity Partner.