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SPOTLIGHT: INVESTOR STRATEGY

LPs face ‘huge risks’ on co-investments

Limited partners should question whether co-investments are within a manager's sweet spot, investors at PEI's Women in Private Equity conference said.

SPOTLIGHT: US MID-MARKET

US mid-market: Why the middle matters

Red-hot competition is pushing GPs to specialise while giving funds of funds managers more options than ever before.

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$1.2bn

Value of capital that the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation has so far committed to the strategy of buying minority interests in private equity GPs.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

PERSON IN THE NEWS

When less isn’t more

CalPERS is reviewing its strategy of consolidating PE commitments into fewer managers. What will that mean for the industry?

Trouble in paradise? Not really

The Paradise Papers offer titbits to titillate readers. For the private equity industry, however, there are more important trends to consider.

Impact investing: it’s complicated

Debate at the New Mexico State Investment Council about an impact fund shows that investing with purpose may not be the simple ‘win-win’ it first seems.

Fund restructuring without friction

Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Abecassis responds to PEI’s assessment of GP-led fund restructurings and the need for a genuine ‘do-nothing’ option for LPs.

African PE is dead, long live private credit!

Investors in the continent’s private equity market should be considering other parts of the capital structure, writes Syntaxis Capital’s Africa head.

PEOPLE

LP WATCH

TOP 5 ASIA-FOCUSED FUND CLOSES IN 2017