Betting on unicorns
Although HNWIs have not been precluded from acquiring positions in pre-IPO businesses via the secondaries market, the process can be complex and fraught with risk.
Binoculars or telescope on top of skyscraper at observation deck to admire the city skyline at sunset.Telescope located on the Beijing Olympic Tower
Recent guidance from the US Department of Labor opens up private equity investment to 401(k) plan sponsors, but it's unlikely the market will see a flood of such capital any time soon.
Cate Ambrose, EMPEA
Cate Ambrose, chief executive of the industry association, discusses why the pandemic and increasing political isolationism underscores the need for more private capital in emerging markets.
GP stakes
Versus investing as an LP in PE funds, LACERA could benefit from regular and stable cashflows and the growth of GPs if it gets into the GP stakes market, according to a staff review in July.
PEI is looking for examples of fresh thinking in responsible investing for a new set of awards
PEI's interactive chart takes a look at some markets beyond the US that permit defined contribution plans to invest in private equity, and the regulations governing their participation.
UBS Family Office Report 2020
The proportion of family offices intending to increase their direct PE activity also nearly halved during the pandemic, a study by UBS has found.
Our interactive presentation takes you beyond the headlines of our inaugural institutional investor ranking, breaking down the entrants and analysing the trends.
The pension giant plans to leverage up to $80bn of its total portfolio to tap opportunities during the market downturn. Here’s how it could do it.
downward, lower, arrows, stock market downturn
The private markets firm expects to raise up to $15bn from LPs this year, lower than its projection in January, due to the impact of covid-19 on new commitments.

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