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.

Fans at stadium
Live sporting events have been some of the most disrupted due to covid-19, and yet private equity is still betting on big returns from the sector.
Robert Smith
The non-prosecution agreement signed by Robert Smith keeps him out of court, but the next test will be investors’ tolerance of tax evasion.
Opening door to shopping mall
The pandemic has accelerated the number of fund placement executives going in-house.
People climbing up to the success, for the better income, salary, pay raise. Business concept illustration.
Nigel Mills is seeing firms take a bullish view of the near-term future and growth in the size of investment teams.
Our annual Africa Special showcases the opportunities ahead for the continent and some large bumps in the road.
The $257bn collected by the 30 firms comprising our latest ranking of the secondaries market's biggest fundraisers could be small fry in years to come.
Due diligence
Offshore charitable trusts are commonly used, but difficult to navigate.
Industry heavyweights have highlighted the need to retain staff to help struggling businesses get back to full speed once economies reopen.
With some portfolio companies needing urgent financing support, private equity managers may once again consider adding debt operations – but it comes with challenges.
Ocean wave
Helen Parsonage and Dan Faundez of law firm Osborne Clarke outline some practical tips should the situation arise.

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