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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.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

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

Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of auctions

The auction process is not as chaotic as it may at first seem – nor are strategics always the most persistent buyers, says Houlihan Lokey's Justin Abelow.

Apocalypse now as no-deal Brexit looms

Private assets managers are being forced to consider the consequences of what once seemed unthinkable – the UK crashing out of the EU with no trade agreement.

The next wave of African PE

A potential goldmine of private equity opportunity beckons in a market where dealflow has been tougher than expected.

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.

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