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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.

PE drives Goldman’s equities returns in Q1

The bank's equities portfolio was up 34%, a year after receiving an extension on its Volcker Rule divestment obligations.

Ardian buys $750m Alaska portfolio

The portfolio included stakes in Montagu Private Equity and IK Investment Partners' funds, sister publication Secondaries Investor has learned.

ICG seeking $1.6bn for end-of-life solutions

The firm's last dedicated secondaries fund, focused mainly on fund restructurings, closed in April 2017 on $1.1bn.

Execution is the key to a successful spin-out

Making the business case for spinning out is often easy; the potential pitfalls come from the details of doing it.

A fresh perspective on dry powder

The amount of unspent capital is undoubtedly high, but for managers willing to look there are more than enough opportunities out there.

Unigestion eyes May close for debut post-acquisition fundraise

The Swiss asset manager acquired Akina Partners in February 2017 and their operations have been largely separate up until now.

Campbell Lutyens pushes further into US

The firm has opened offices in Chicago and Los Angeles as it continues expanding its secondaries advisory and fundraising business.

HarbourVest raises $1.7bn for non-US fund of funds

The fund is targeting primary fund investments, secondaries and direct co-investments in Europe, Asia and emerging markets.

LP sentiment towards PE improves

More than 90% of LPs expect to maintain or increase their private equity allocations with only secondaries receiving a muted response in Rede Partners survey.

The view from Edinburgh: UK pensions still wary of PE

UK pensions descended on Edinburgh for the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association conference, but few rated the asset class as attractive.

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