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Our in-house take on what news, trends and developments affecting the secondaries market means to its different participants. In these weekly commentaries we stir discussion and prompt debate as well as comment on issues important to market participants in a lively and thought-provoking way.

Diversity and inclusion appear to have become less of a priority during the pandemic – this is a step in the wrong direction.
Remember that other huge market disrupting force causing uncertainty for the UK PE industry in everything from portfolio companies to fundraising?
Impact train
That impact funds continue to attract capital during a flight to safety is evidence of LPs’ shifting priorities.
Nick Lockley, PEI’s EMEA conferences director, shares his insight into how to get the most out of mass online meetings.
Stack of pancakes steaming
The secondaries market is more seller-friendly than ever, allowing sponsors to push terms that surprise even seasoned pros. This is unlikely to last.
Investors cannot afford to ignore a GP set that has largely outperformed industry benchmarks, even during a pandemic.
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.
Shanghai-based Chris Lerner and another senior executive are understood to have left the placement agent and advisory firm in August.

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