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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.

A Warren-ing to private markets

The future of alternative assets could look very different under Elizabeth Warren or other liberal US presidential candidates.
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Dyal seeks another bite of the apple

The Neuberger Berman unit’s foray into credit will enable to it to re-target the same opportunity set.

Hong Kong’s extradition crisis is a headwind for private equity

The territory's recent protests pose a challenge to attempts by the financial centre to cement its status as a private equity hub.

Carlyle’s Africa fund is a prime candidate for a GP-led secondaries process

Emerging market GP-led deals are rife with difficulties but Carlyle’s name and the dynamics of the secondaries market suggest a deal can be done on its Africa fund.
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Blackstone’s impact success hinges on its secondaries relationships

The private equity giant's push into impact investing relies on the GP relationships and fund commitments its Strategic Partners unit has built.
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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.

Funds of funds: more relevant than ever

Once viewed as a dying breed, here are five reasons why funds of funds will stay relevant and justify that extra layer of fees.

Has Bill McGlashan poisoned the impact well?

Don’t be surprised if TPG goes on to successfully raise the second Rise Fund; the actions of its erstwhile boss, however, may make it harder for other impact investors.
Moscow

From Russia with little love for private equity

Russian PE was languishing well before the arrest of the founder one of the country’s biggest private equity firms.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

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