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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.

Meketa: ‘Closed-end fund format now showing its limitations’

John Haggerty, director of private markets investments at Meketa Investment Group, discusses the US pensions’ views on private equity investments in Asia.

Have you been walking the walk?

There’s just one week left to enter Private Equity International’s 2018 Operational Excellence Awards – don’t miss your chance.

Negotiating a minefield

Private equity firms launching debt arms must act very carefully to avoid conflicts of interest.

Growth at all costs

Explosive growth in venture-backed companies can come at the cost of good governance – a risk some LPs seem willing to take.

A key-man conundrum

KKR’s poaching of CLSA’s head of real estate has implications for private fund managers of all asset classes.

How China outbound M&A will change

2018 is already looking more challenging for China-outbound acquisitions with an ever-more unfriendly regulatory environment, both overseas and at home. However, carefully selected cross-border deals will still get done by Chinese buyers, write Jeff Wang and Mark Webster of investment bank BDA Partners.

What we know (and don’t know) about HNA’s $1.5bn PE fund

The embattled Chinese conglomerate is said to be launching a fund to target real estate and other overseas investments, raising questions about potential investors and strategy

Secondaries’ new $6.3trn player

Why BlackRock is now entering the fray.

The fundamental growth of an asset class

Dramatic shifts at the top of the PEI 300 only tell us half the private equity story.

Riding high

The private equity industry has shown yet more growth amid rampant investor demand; here’s what it must do to ensure it continues.

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