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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.

What’s happening at Kuwait Investment Authority?

The London office of the Kuwaiti sovereign wealth fund has lost its alternatives head and sold a raft of European fund stakes amid a Brexit-inspired audit by head office.

EBRD: How to be cool in a crisis

The EBRD’s private equity head Anne Fossemalle discusses the lesson learned from the 2008 crash and how it taught GPs to listen to their investors.

Caisse des Dépôts in €1bn Mubadala tie-up

Caisse subsidiaries CDC IC and Bpifrance are linking up with the sovereign wealth fund to invest in French companies, the seventh such partnership formed by the French state-owned investor.

US mid-market: Why the middle matters

Red-hot competition is pushing GPs to specialise while giving funds of funds managers more options than ever before.

NBG spin-out eyes complex secondaries

Stage Capital, which spun out of National Bank of Greece's alternatives arm last year, is itself interested in backing spin-outs and portfolio transfers.

Impact special: Profiting with purpose

LeapFrog offers its strategic investors a safer way to get to know the emerging consumer story.

Neuberger Berman backs Fondo Italiano spin-out

The investment firm has acquired minority direct stakes in the fund's portfolio companies and will work with the Italian manager to raise a country-focused fund.

Tech specialists VT Partners and Paladin to join forces

Growth capital firm VT partners, which was co-founded earlier this year by a 12-year Carlyle veteran, will look to pool its resources and network with the US-based cyber-security focused VC firm.

BC Partners: investors should be able to ignore GP-led processes

Head of IR management Laura Coquis said including a status quo option was vital to the success of the BC Partners' GP-led process.

HarbourVest to back Innova restructuring

The deal involves the Polish private equity firm's 2010-vintage fund and investors have the option to sell or roll over into a new vehicle.