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SPOTLIGHT: INVESTOR STRATEGY

Why the fund of funds model is still relevant

A revamped internal structure, new business lines and a focus on separate accounts have helped the firm thrive in a tough market for funds of funds, says head of secondaries Wouter Moerel.

SPOTLIGHT: US MID-MARKET

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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.

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PERSON IN THE NEWS

The dividing lines of fund finance

When it comes to the use of subscription credit lines, private equity firms will not be able to please all the LPs all of the time.

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.

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TOP 5 ASIA-FOCUSED FUND CLOSES IN 2017