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Rod James

Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.
How UK pensions have tackled the challenges of liquidity, fees and daily reporting will help guide their US counterparts.
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A new paper argues LPs are turning a blind eye to high fees and mediocre performance in their PE portfolios. Is this a fair assessment?
The investment firm's ASF VIII programme ranks only behind vehicles raised by Blackstone and Apollo Global Management in terms of capital raised.
The global financial meltdown was a major catalyst in private equity’s move away from financial engineering. The covid-19 pandemic will show how real this move has been.
The rise of private credit has changed the shape of private equity investing and necessity suggests it is here to stay.
The private equity and private credit giant is one of several to have considered adding the strategy to its offering.
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Although public market volatility doesn't have to weigh heavily on companies' December NAVs, GPs ignore it at their peril.
Market volatility has led to stalled deals, the withdrawal of sellers and the return of MAC clauses.
Secondaries transaction volumes exceeded $80bn for the first time, but slower growth in parts of the market has put a check on over-exuberance.
Everyone knows the importance of alignment between the GP and LPs in a fund restructuring. But what about the portfolio company’s management?

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