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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 Investcorp is buying Mercury

We don’t often see managers buying placement agents, but in this instance the rationale is clear.

5 things we learned at the IFC’s Global Private Equity conference

Technology, fundraising challenges and trade wars were on the menu at the pre-eminent gathering of emerging markets private equity insiders.

Impact investing: Considerations from an LP perspective

The opportunities for deploying capital to address the world’s largest ESG challenges are as numerous as the questions facing investors, writes Hamilton Lane’s head of product management Jackie Rantanen.

5 questions with Meketa’s Allan Emkin

The private markets veteran talks private markets growth, consolidation and why he’s concerned about returns.
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Norway’s sovereign fund shouldn’t stop at unlisted renewables

Taking its motives at face value, there is no obvious reason for the Government Pension Fund Global not to invest across the wider infra universe.

Sector specialisation: Long delayed in Europe, now gaining traction

As the evolving PE landscape poses challenges for generalists, will sector specialists finally come to the fore in Europe, asks Monument Group's Janet Brooks.
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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.
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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.
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