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Toby Mitchenall

Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor for private equity at PEI Media. He is responsible for and regular contributor to the private equity coverage across Private Equity International, Secondaries Investor and private funds management and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.

Global financial crisis: ‘The phone just stopped ringing’

An LP and a GP reflect on the events of September 2008 and how it changed them as investors.

Three waves of change unleashed by the GFC

The short, medium and long-term effects of the collapse of Lehman Brothers a decade ago.

WATCH: Talking fees, returns and diversity with Cambridge Associates

Head of global private investment research Andrea Auerbach discusses a market in which fees are becoming harder to track and GPs are on the front foot, in this in-depth 25-minute video interview.

WATCH: How developments at Abraaj will affect due diligence

Watch the short (2-minute) clip or full-length (25-minute) interview with Cambridge Associates’ Andrea Auerbach on due diligence, fundraising and PE after Abraaj.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

The drawdown slowdown is not yet a worry

In a richly priced investment environment, a slower investment pace is no bad thing.

WATCH: Cambridge’s Auerbach says GPs are returning to market too early

Managers coming back to market and raising ever larger vehicles present a red flag, according to Andrea Auerbach, global head of private investments at the investment consultant.

Why LPs don’t stress when GPs mess with the pref

The hurdle rate is facing downward pressure; investors might just let it slide.

Fundraising slowdown? Don’t believe it for a second

What fund close data tells us about the market – and what it leaves out.

WATCH: ‘It has never been harder to raise PE funds’

In this three-minute video, fundraising rainmaker Warren Hibbert describes the market forces conspiring to strangle some fundraises and push others over the line.

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