Carlyle’s Rubenstein on family offices, fund duration and why some investors shun emerging markets

Here are five key takeaways from the Carlyle Group co-founder's speech on private equity's top trends at a recent industry conference in Geneva.

China Everbright seeks USD after domestic fundraising crackdown

The state-owned conglomerate's private equity subsidiary will look to tap Chinese fund institutions and corporates, family offices and overseas markets including the UK and US.

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?

Carlyle’s Rubenstein: ‘Debt is the biggest threat to private markets’

The firm’s co-founder says the amount of debt in global economies is worrying, along with dysfunction in government and challenges brought by ageing societies.

Riverside Europe sees change at top amid fund launch – exclusive

Karsten Langer takes over leadership of The Riverside Company’s Europe business as the firm seeks to raise its largest-ever fund for the region.

Advent sets $20bn hard-cap for latest fund

Fund IX could be as much as 54% larger than its predecessor, which closed on $13bn in 2016.
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JW Childs rebrands as Prospect Hill Growth Partners

John Childs, who co-founded the Boston-based firm in 1995, retired in February amid charges of solicitation of prostitution in Florida.

Former Carlyle exec-founded firm loses majority of team amid fundraise – exclusive

China-focused Rivendell Partners has been hit with a string of departures over the last 18 months including its chief operating officer and a managing director.

Funds of Funds Special: Using FoFs as a co-investment consultant

Fund of funds managers are leveraging their GP relationships and resources to operate as an outsourced co-investment consultant.

Fund of Funds Special: How to access alpha in the lower mid-market

Funds of funds managers are pushing deeper into hard-to-access markets and backing generational change to generate alpha.

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