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Madeleine Farman

The consensus view from the south of France is that this will be the year that valuations come down to earth.
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The retirement system is widening the funnel of managers it will consider investing with, according to deputy CIO Tom Masthay.
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While private companies generally performed well last year, the listed firm's top economic forecaster Nicholas Brooks says conditions will be choppier.
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Proposed changes to the way private markets operate were met with concern about unintended consequences.
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Private equity managers expect longer holds for some of their portfolio companies as investors run the rule across portfolio valuations.
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Rising inflation has had significant ramifications for private equity in the past year. Even so, there are silver linings to be found.
Only 27% of LPs plan to increase their allocations to private equity over the next 12 months, down from 42% six months ago, according to Coller Capital’s latest barometer.
In a trickier exit environment, fund managers may be forced to embrace longer hold periods.
As a growing number of LPs look to buy and sell private equity fund stakes in the coming months, Madeleine Farman asks whether there are bargains to be had.
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Defined contribution schemes in the UK are forecast to grow to more than £1trn in assets by 2030.

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