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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is senior reporter for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. He previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office, where he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year - Alternatives 2018 and 2019. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University.
The firm held a final close on Cathay Innovation Fund II on €650m last month, more than doubling the firepower of its 2016-vintage Fund I, founder MingPo Cai tells PEI.
Sale of assets
The bank is reducing the stress capital intensity of its businesses by selling balance sheet private equity investments, chief executive David Solomon said on the firm's earnings call.
Steve Schwarzman_Blackstone
Speaking at the Asian Financial Forum on Tuesday, the Blackstone founder said it seemed 'exceptionally odd and unproductive' for the world’s two largest economies not to co-operate.
Francois Monnet Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse’s head of private banking for Asia, François Monnet, has said the firm recommends UHNWIs allocate up to 25% to alternative asset classes.
George Walker Neuberger Berman
George Walker, the firm's chief executive and chairman, was speaking at the Asian Financial Forum on Monday.
Beijing
Chris Lerner joined MSA Capital in October after nearly a decade at Eaton Partners, where he led the origination and execution of fundraises, secondaries and strategic advisory.
Asia New Year
Vietnam, continuation funds and Chinese IPOs will be on the menu for Asian private equity this year.
Vietnam
About 44% of Fund IV was raised from new investors, the majority of which were based in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, founder Chris Freund tells PEI.
PEI Friday Letter
PEI’s editorial team tackled the climate crisis, racial inequality, tax avoidance and everything in between this year.
They said it
Representatives from Blackstone, CalPERS and PSERS were among this year’s most quotable denizens of private equity.
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