Responsible Investment special: USS on ESG and how the climate is changing

David Russell, head of responsible investment at USS Investment Management, part of the UK’s largest pension scheme, outlines his ESG priorities

SoftBank’s Son: ‘No need to rush’ on second Vision Fund

Fifteen months after launching the $100bn tech fund, SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son stance on raising successor funds every two years may be softening.

Credit firms want a piece of the fund finance market

Credit shops have traditionally avoided the strategy, but innovative new opportunities are luring them to carve a niche for themselves

Danish pensions seed $740m sustainable development fund

The Danish SDG Investment Fund will invest in companies focused on renewables, water, financial services and agribusiness.

Investcorp hits PE firsts for fiscal half year

The investment manager made its first acquisitions in Asia’s two largest markets and struck two secondaries deals in a bid to diversify and expand its holdings.

Adams Street: Don’t back away from China

More reasonable valuations and the shakeout in the GP landscape are two compelling reasons for LPs to invest in China, the firm’s Beijing-based partner Andy Wang said.
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Human Capital special: Brexit brain drain is good news for continental PE

European firms could be well-placed to snap up talent from their London-based peers.

Allianz: LPs may rethink China allocation amid macro headwinds

Investors could become more lukewarm on China private equity amid the combination of geopolitical and growth fears, director Willa Hong told PEI.

CDC to expand partnerships and co-investments with ex-Stan Chart hire

Stephen Priestley will lead a team in developing permanent capital vehicles and sunset funds focused on Africa and South Asia investments.

Texas Teachers: ‘good intention’ of credit lines being lost

Comments from one of the US's largest pension plans are a reminder that the debate around credit lines is not settled.

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