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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.
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Blackstone raises largest-ever secondaries fund

The firm's Strategic Partners secondaries unit has raised $11.1bn for its latest programme in what is likely to be a huge year for the strategy.
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Actis takes control of Abraaj funds

The emerging markets firm has assumed management rights for global buyout fund APEF IV and Abraaj's third sub-Saharan Africa fund.

HarbourVest’s European and EM fund investing head steps down

Kathleen Bacon has moved into a senior advisory position, with Carolina Espinal taking the helm of European primary partnerships.

Energy secondaries: The pop in your portfolio

GP-led secondaries deals in energy – a sector fraught with risk – could provide the boost in returns some investors are looking for.

Invest Europe’s Baudon hopeful of EU parliament compromise

Thierry Baudon, the industry body's recently appointed chairman, said the rise of the Greens in Europe is not incompatible with the interests of the private equity industry.
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Naqvi lawyer: US ‘political interests’ behind Abraaj charges

Barrister Hugo Keith QC says the US government's case is politically motivated due to the threat Abraaj Group and Arif Naqvi represent to US interests.

MENA special: The five richest investors in private equity

This week PEI is examining the Middle East – a region full of institutional capital. These are the five biggest that commit to private equity.

Updated indictment sheds new light on Abraaj case

The document paints a picture of deceit, bribery and personal enrichment at the collapsed emerging markets firm.

Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.

What makes a good investment partner?

LPs can bring a lot more to the table than just cash.
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