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Helen de Beer

Helen de Beer is the editor of Private Equity International’s print edition. She joined PEI Group in 2021, coming from a background of financial, tech and travel publishing: she previously served as editor of World Finance and Business Destinations magazines and, later, head of print at World News Media. She graduated from the University of Birmingham and is based in PEI’s London office.
The 2023 list is brimming with success stories. Future editions, however, are likely to reflect the dark clouds gathering over the fundraising landscape.
The top 10 firms in this year’s PEI 300 have employed different strategies for targeting the private wealth channel.
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Until they better address their public branding, alternatives firms will likely hit a wall when attracting high-net-worth capital at scale.
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Reports published by the UK’s Private Equity Reporting Group this week could sharpen the industry’s focus on transparency and disclosure.
Opening PE up to a more diverse range of investors comes with unique opportunities and pitfalls.
Conference participants have yet to reach a consensus on how best to open the private markets to individual investors.
Demand for private wealth investment is growing at breakneck speed. At the head of this expansion sits Blackstone’s Joan Solotar, whose plans for the investor base could see it become one of private equity’s biggest sources of capital.
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PEI Group’s Women of Influence list showcases the women in private markets who are championing diversity, innovation and best-in-class operations across their alternatives portfolios.
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To mark the start of the New Year, PEI speaks to executives from Blackstone, KKR, CPP Investments, Insight Partners and more to get their thoughts on fundraising in the months ahead.
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Several of PE's largest firms have made real strides in expanding access this year, though questions remain over whether individual investors are being adequately educated.

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