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Greater transparency is welcome. But given the role side letters have in securing ESG-related reporting, we fear the asset class will be poorer with a weakening of those provisions.
Institutional investors want to avoid mistakes they made post-GFC and want to capitalise on investment opportunities working around covid-19-induced limitations, Probitas has found.
Last year the French asset manager targeted 272 companies on the basis of gender diversity concerns, up 369% from the prior year.
Heavily invested legacy vintages might suffer more than funds in market, with the jury still out on whether this crisis will be sharp and short like the GFC, or sharp and longer-lasting running through various cycles.
Other obstacles include lack of in-house expertise, difficulty finding good managers and challenges executing co-investments, according to bfinance.
With the rise of the anti-sexual-harassment movement, industry stakeholders need to think differently as they mitigate reputational risk.
The country’s four AP funds are one step closer to gaining more flexibility when investing in private markets.
Bryan Lewis, currently executive director of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System, will succeed Thomas Brier at PA SERS.
Less than two years since becoming executive vice president for private equity and infrastructure at the Canadian pension, Andreas Beroutsos is stepping down.
After a decade with the Australian asset manager, Adriaan Ryder is leaving QIC to take “a leadership position" at an Abu Dhabi fund.

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