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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham
Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in New York, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

‘Devil is in the detail’ on LP-GP alignment – report

GPs have more skin in the game, according to a survey by MJ Hudson – but whose skin is it?

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favour, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.

‘Everybody talks a good game…’

… but what are GPs really doing to drive performance? LPs must be prepared to ask some tough questions, says Joncarlo Mark, a former senior portfolio manager at CalPERS.

Lessons for a smooth succession plan

Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone’s Strategic Partners began transfers of power this year. Other firms should take note of some key elements.

OpEx Awards 2018: L Catterton finds value in premium pet food

L Catterton wins the upper mid-market award for the Americas after reaping an 8x return from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

OpEx Awards 2018: Brookfield’s ‘stunning improvement’

Brookfield Asset Management scoops the large-cap Americas award after it turns around loss-making GrafTech.

‘Everybody talks a good game…’

… but what are GPs really doing to drive performance? LPs must be prepared to ask some tough questions, says Joncarlo Mark, a former senior portfolio manager at CalPERS.

Hellman & Friedman IX: No hurdle, no problem

Investor documents reveal the firm has not included a preferred return hurdle for its ninth flagship fund, which is seeking $15bn.

Global financial crisis: ‘The phone just stopped ringing’

An LP and a GP reflect on the events of September 2008 and how it changed them as investors.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favour, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.

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