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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. In 2018, he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year in the Alternatives category. Prior to PEI, Alex wrote for a number of specialist lending publications in London.
Technology blurring real estate and private equity

How tech is blurring the lines between PE and RE

The emergence of hybrid funds and real estate managers acquiring tech companies suggests the two asset classes are getting closer.
Vulcan Capital

Why this Microsoft founder’s family office avoids PE funds

Vulcan Capital's chief investment officer Chris Orndorff explains why the firm has invested less than 1 percent of its portfolio through funds.
Singapore office

Microsoft founder’s family office to triple Asia PE exposure

Vulcan Capital, the multi-billion family office of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has around 5% of its portfolio invested in the region, CIO Chris Orndorff tells PEI.
Retail investors in Australia

Inside Australia’s latest retail PE offering

Federation Asset Management – founded by a team of Macquarie alumni – has opened its fundraise to investors with at least A$20,000.
Venturous Smart City

Meet the Chinese family office raising a PE-RE hybrid fund

The ex-founding partner of Fidelity Asia Ventures has merged with a Hong Kong investment advisory to develop 'smart cities' across China.
JP Morgan pensions survey

Japan’s corporate pensions leave PE decisions to gatekeepers

Just under 1% of defined benefit pensions plan to raise their exposure to the asset class this year.
Investcorp entering Japan

Investcorp in ‘early stages’ of developing Japan strategy

Global managers including Apollo and Pantheon have opened Japan offices in recent years.

Private equity firms grapple with #MeToo fallout

Some PE executives are 'treading on eggshells' when it comes to approaches to sexual harassment.
Retail investors

Behind the scenes at an online fundraising platform

Tim Janke, Blackstone's former Asia CFO, tells PEI about the complexities of launching a Singaporean fundraising platform targeting individual investors.
Australia

Australia’s next generation of managers

As some of the country’s old guard struggle to navigate leadership transitions, a new wave of managers has emerged.
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