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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.
Academic Cyril Demaria and Greenhill's Bernhard Engelien debate the role of secondaries in portfolio construction and what LPs should bear in mind.
Michael St Germain of investment consultant Segal Marco was interviewed at PEI’s Investor Relations, Marketing and Communications Forum. Here are some of the green lights and red flags he looks for in GPs trying to raise capital.
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The private equity subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company has lost six senior executives, including CEO Tom Haubenstricker and CIO Quint Barker.
The proportion of secondaries transaction volumes to primary capital raised has stayed stubbornly around the 1% mark, as the primary market continues to grow.
Secondaries fundraising hit its second-highest half-yearly total ever in H1 2021, despite being down 27% in year-on-year terms.
Unlike secondaries deals, mid-life co-investments do not require the creation of a new vehicle or resetting fund economics.
The funds will complement the GP stakes business, which co-president Michael Rees called 'one of the most underpenetrated spaces in all of alternatives'.
The alternatives manager has opened an office in mainland Europe to tap into growing institutional and private wealth demand.
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The biggest riser on this year’s list is greatly increasing its support for fund managers rocked by covid-19 and currency volatility.
The role in the Portfolio Operations teams involves working directly with portfolio companies to 'accelerate growth and innovation'.

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