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How Rhode Island plans to use secondaries to boost its PE exposure

PEI speaks with senior investment officer Jonathan Popielarski about the types of fund stakes the US pension wants to buy so it can hit its 11% target allocation.

5 things we learned at the IFC’s Global Private Equity conference

Technology, fundraising challenges and trade wars were on the menu at the preeminent gathering of emerging markets private equity insiders.

Vinci Capital Partners amasses $1bn for Fund III

The Brazil-focused fund closed amid a tough fundraising environment for emerging markets private equity firms.

Rubenstein: Now is the ‘best time to invest in emerging markets’

Lower returns in recent years have caused investors to pull back, leaving these regions ripe for investment, the Carlyle co-founder said.

IFC: Technology gains boost EM investments

Sectors that have benefited the most from tech include logistics, cold storage, consumer branding, healthcare and fintech, according to the IFC's global head and chief investment officer for private equity funds, Maria Kozloski.

CalPERS fills private equity chief position after two years

Greg Ruiz will join the pension system this summer from Altamont Capital Partners, filling a role that has been without a permanent occupant since Réal Desrochers left in 2017.
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LeapFrog hauls in $700m for third fund

The impact investor’s third fund is 75% larger than its predecessor and has already made five investments.

CalSTRS board approves reorganisation of PE portfolio

The restructuring will allow CalSTRS to invest in ‘non-traditional’ private equity strategies with different return expectations and focus on co-investments.

CalSTRS GPs divided over fee disclosure

The pension has to ask funds it invested in before 2017 if it can make their fees and expenses public, and almost half said no.

Performance watch: Clearlake Capital

Clearlake expects to close its second opportunities fund by the end of May, according to Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds documents.

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