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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.

Making lemonade in the squeezed fund of funds market

The fund of funds market has been under pressure in recent years, so differentiation is the key.

Ardian taps HarbourVest principal to lead Tokyo office

Kanji Takenaka will be charged with building a business which accounts for more than 12 blue-chip Japanese investors worth $2bn in AUM.

Golding raises €364m, eyes H2 for follow-up fund

The German private equity firm's latest buyout fund has allocations towards primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

Secondaries fundraising hit record high in 2017

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised more than a combined $38bn last year, driven by Strategic Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management vehicles.

Is CEE saddling up for success?

The return of Mid Europa suggests another strong year for CEE fundraising, but the market remains too diverse to draw broad conclusions.

UBS taps Credit Suisse exec as EMEA private funds head

Marc Wursdorfer spent 15 years at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for primary capital raising in the Nordic region and sourcing secondaries deals.

Ardian’s Gaillard to step aside from exec committee – exclusive

The veteran will continue as head of direct funds as four executives take up their places on the committee.

LACERA seeks secondaries advisor in line with strategic change

The $48bn pension fund has proposed giving its CIO freedom to sell up to $500m in fund stakes per year without needing board approval.

Secondaries fundraising hit record high in 2017

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised more than a combined $38bn last year, driven by Strategic Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management vehicles.

CPPIB and Goldman back $950m Peruvian fund restructuring

The deal, which involves three of the Peruvian private equity firm's existing funds, is understood to be the largest GP-led transaction to come out of Latin America.