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Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

Tokyo Japan

Why Japan should be a top priority

Robust performance and a deep pool of opportunities are drawing GPs and LPs alike to commit more capital to the market.
Jenny Askfelt Rudd AP4

AP4’s alternatives head on the three ESG areas GPs need to improve on

Jenny Askfelt Ruud, head of alternative investments at the €35bn Swedish pension fund, says GPs need better strategic angles when it comes to sustainable investing.

A frothy cup of private equity

Fundraisers can now head down to Starbucks for a $100m fund commitment, but what does this tell us about the market cycle?

Responsible Investment Forum showcases growing ESG momentum in the US

Conference panels underlined that ESG pressure from large US LPs will only increase, writes Natasha Buckley of UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.

Funds of funds: more relevant than ever

Once viewed as a dying breed, here are five reasons why funds of funds will stay relevant and justify that extra layer of fees.

Where PE can find bright spots amid China’s slowdown

BDA Partners' Mark Webster describes how Xi Jinping’s recent pledge to improve access to Chinese markets and lower import tariffs will affect private equity and M&A markets in Asia.
Dubai, UAE

Life after Abraaj: How former employees can remain in private equity

Junior and mid-level employees are widely regarded as attractive targets, while more senior personnel may find themselves on the receiving end of tough questions from future business partners.

Has Bill McGlashan poisoned the impact well?

Don’t be surprised if TPG goes on to successfully raise the second Rise Fund; the actions of its erstwhile boss, however, may make it harder for other impact investors.

PEI Awards 2018: KKR, EQT and Blackstone dominate

Growth investing is front and centre in this year’s awards as veteran winners were joined by new faces.

PE will start adopting VC’s fund terms

More venture capital-like fund terms could be bad news for limited partners.

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