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SPOTLIGHT: CPPIB

CPPIB: ‘Partnership approach’ is key in Asia

Suyi Kim, managing director and head of Asia-Pacific at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, says the fund has ramped up direct investments in the region by backing the right partners.

SPOTLIGHT: RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

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The Responsible Investment Supplement 2018

It’s easy to forget ESG is three separate elements: environmental, social and governance. All three are covered in depth in our 2018 supplement.
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DATABASE

INVESTOR IN FOCUS

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NUMBER OF THE WEEK

$411bn

Capital raised by private equity funds in 2017 – the largest total since 2008.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

PERSON IN THE NEWS

QUOTABLE

“I don’t think we’ve seen enough recovery yet to where investors are really wanting to pile back into energy.”

Brent Burnett, managing director of real assets at Hamilton Lane, on the state of play with energy-focused fundraising.

The muddy waters of performance calculation

The private funds industry is institutionalising, but the methods for calculating and reporting performance are still all over the place.

Clouds over Dubai

The results of an LP-led audit into the Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund could have wide ramifications.

A new direction for Harvard

The Harvard Management Company is changing its investment model, but it’s still unclear when it will pay off.

Privatising the lower mid-market

The stars of the smaller end of the buyout spectrum may one day have no need for external investors.

Fundraising: not as easy as it looks

Lyceum’s decision to raise capital deal-by-deal shows bumper headline figures do not tell the whole story.

PEOPLE

LP WATCH

TOP 5 FUND CLOSES IN 2018