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High fees remain biggest barrier to private markets – survey

Other obstacles include lack of in-house expertise, difficulty finding good managers and challenges executing co-investments, according to bfinance.

Reputational risk in the #MeToo era

With the rise of the anti-sexual-harassment movement, industry stakeholders need to think differently as they mitigate reputational risk.

Sweden to relax rules on unlisted investments for state pensions

The country’s four AP funds are one step closer to gaining more flexibility when investing in private markets.

Pennsylvania retirement system names new CIO

Bryan Lewis, currently executive director of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System, will succeed Thomas Brier at PA SERS.

CDPQ’s Beroutsos resigns

Less than two years since becoming executive vice president for private equity and infrastructure at the Canadian pension, Andreas Beroutsos is stepping down.

QIC loses CIO to Middle Eastern fund

After a decade with the Australian asset manager, Adriaan Ryder is leaving QIC to take “a leadership position" at an Abu Dhabi fund.

Tenaska refinances 130MW California solar plant

The Omaha-based power producer has refinanced its Imperial Solar Energy Center South project by issuing $319.4m of senior-secured long-term notes.

CD&R buys infra service companies

The firm will form a $2.5bn company by acquiring Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services from First Reserve and merging it with the infrastructure division of Harsco Corporation.

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