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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.

CalPERS proposes changes to PE investment policy

Staff will seek feedback on proposed simplifications to its PE programme policy, including scrapping the CIO’s ability to approve increases in capital commitments to SMAs.

Growth at all costs

Explosive growth in venture-backed companies can come at the cost of good governance – a risk some LPs seem willing to take.

Snoop Dogg’s VC firm seeks high returns

The rapper's cannabis-focused venture capital firm is looking for 10x returns with its debut fund. Managing partner Karan Wadhera talks strategy.

Jonathan Gray: ‘It’s hard to replicate Blackstone’

A shift among LPs to direct investment is ‘more complementary’ than it is damaging, the president and COO said.

MENA in three charts

Capital raised in the region appears to be dropping, but private equity and VC deals are rising.

Snoop Dogg’s VC firm seeks high returns

The rapper's cannabis-focused venture capital firm is looking for 10x returns with its debut fund. Managing partner Karan Wadhera talks strategy.

Venture capital special: fundraising is ‘frenzied’

Fundraising continues apace as LP appetite for exposure to tech-related growth heats up.

Hitting the headlines: reputational risk in VC

All venture capital firms want explosive growth in their portfolio companies, but it can come with an unwelcome side effect: poor governance.

Blackstone’s Gray: retail and insurance offer ‘enormous white space’

The new president and COO pinpointed three areas of growth for the firm.

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