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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is a Hong Kong-based reporter for Private Equity International focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. He was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year in the Alternatives category in 2018 and 2019. Prior to PEI, Alex wrote for a number of specialist lending publications in London.
Panelists at the HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum
Fewer China-headquartered PE funds reached final close last year as trade tensions, high valuations and concerns over tech exposure hindered capital raising efforts.
Julia Leung, deputy CEO of the Hong Kong SFC
Julia Leung, the Hong Kong financial body's deputy chief exec, says asset managers in Asia tend to focus more on governance than environmental concerns.
Climate change protestors hold their placards high.
Implementing robust ESG policies to reduce carbon emissions is a necessary step; but firms should not ignore the need to safeguard their portfolios from more immediate climate change effects that threaten returns.
Private equity Hall of Fame
Four additional entrants have been welcomed into the HEC Private Equity Value Creation Hall of Fame, launched in 2017 by associate professor Oliver Gottschalg.
Australian bushfires
Carlyle Group portfolio company Accolade Wines is understood to have had 'limited' impact to its vineyards amid the country's worst wildfires in more than a decade.
Betting on a roulette table
Fund performance data show the former is likelier to deliver better returns in the US and Asia, while Europe’s homogenous nature gives pan-regional strategies the edge.
Seoul, Korea
Economic concerns have prompted strategic buyers to become more frugal, paving the way for a greater number of secondary buyouts, according to managing partner Chulmin Lee.
Flight to safety in Hong Kong
The region’s macro-economic headwinds are unlikely to be solved overnight – a trend that could benefit Asia’s largest funds.
Quote
Warren Buffett, GPIF’s Hiromichi Mizuno and David Rubenstein were among this year’s most quotable industry denizens.
Template
The free-to-use template from the Institutional Limited Partners Association is a guide for investors heading to the negotiation table with GPs.
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