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GP commitment

GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
Paul Carbone

Side Letter: KKR’s impact, Pritzker investment firm’s evolution, huge secondaries deal

Pritzker Private Capital, which started life as the family office for the eponymous family, is in no hurry to invest amid high valuations. Lucky for them. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Impact investing

Three things to know about KKR’s Impact Fund

Capital raised for the firm's first dedicated impact vehicle will make investments under $100m in companies focused on workforce development, agtech, water and energy.
Paul Carbone, Pritzker Private Capital

Pritzker Private Capital: ‘We’re in no hurry to make investments’

The firm's president Paul Carbone talks about the committed capital pool with other family offices, and what sort of companies they invest in.
Shenzhen, China

Sovereign investors pile into China and tech investing – report

Almost two-thirds of those surveyed by Invesco are shying away from Europe due to Brexit, while more than 80% say the ongoing US-China trade dispute remains a key concern.
Jigsaw pieces

Side Letter: PE model questioned, Korea’s NPS misses target, UK pension woes

Is private equity really a superior model of ownership? Two Oxford academics think potentially not. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
JP Morgan pensions survey

Japan’s corporate pensions leave PE decisions to gatekeepers

Just under 1% of defined benefit pensions plan to raise their exposure to the asset class this year.

UK pension consolidation is bad news for lower mid-market

With pension pooling, lower mid-market GPs may not see allocations because of size and allocation issues.
Tokyo street scene

Side Letter: Investcorp eyes Japan, CalPERS’ discretion, Brexit bright spot

Investcorp appears to be the next global asset manager with its eye on the world's third-largest economy. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

How to reduce the cost of forex hedging

Michael Slane, co-head of Investec's European Funds group, discusses the heightened need for FX hedging and how private funds can do it without breaking the bank.

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