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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.
Michael Chae, Blackstone CFO

View from the top

For Michael Chae, the chief financial officer of Blackstone, the key to a firm’s success is people and investment performance.

Blackstone prepares to ramp up growth investing

The firm expects to launch its debut dedicated life sciences fund this year and is racing toward a large first close on its latest private equity flagship fund.
Michael Chae

Blackstone CFO: PE is the ‘least disruptable’ area of asset management

For Michael Chae, private equity fees are 'still justified' by the industry's value creation and performance.

Fund finance is here to stay

The use of facilities is so ingrained in the private equity industry that nothing short of an extreme event can turn back the tide.

CFOs & COOs Forum 2019: What to watch out for

With more than 600 delegates gathering for next week’s forum in New York, we’re expecting robust discussion around some of the issues that matter most to the back office.

Texas Municipal: ‘We don’t make tactical bets’

For Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling, identifying the good managers is the easy part – the challenge comes in securing consistent access at scale.

PODCAST: Riverside on the GFC’s ‘difficult blessing’

As the firm celebrates 30 years in the industry, co-founder Béla Szigethy reflects on how the global financial crisis changed the firm for the better.
Stephane Etroy

CDPQ’s Etroy on the indirect benefits of going direct

The way the Canadian pension giant's Stephane Etroy sees it, pushing into directs has a positive effect on the whole private equity programme

PE report puts AIC on the front foot with new Congress

The industry body aims to show incoming members the benefits private equity can bring at local level.

2019 in North America: These deals keep on turning

US private equity activity is likely to continue apace whatever happens to the economic and credit cycles.

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