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They said it
Representatives from Blackstone, CalPERS and PSERS were among this year’s most quotable denizens of private equity.
Spotlight podcast
PEI Media’s Spotlight podcast was downloaded more than 56,000 times this year, with discussions ranging from the pandemic to diversity to when and how to build an in-house IR team.
You're on Mute
A festive verse from Eamon Devlin, a Zurich-based partner at asset management consultancy MJ Hudson.
Robert Smith
The tech-focused investor's chairman and chief executive admitted to tax evasion on almost $200m of assets in October.
remote working
Private equity embraced remote working this year, though its long-term impact on the industry gives some a cause for concern.
Future 40
Young executives identified as future leaders will emerge from 2020 more experienced because of the unique challenges they faced.
Ben Meng, CalPERS
Ben Meng stepped down from his post in August, only weeks after announcing a long-term plan to introduce more leverage and push further into private equity and private debt.
Illustration of people of different races
The industry stepped up its diversity efforts this year, with major players setting new targets for women and minorities, hiring diversity and inclusion champions and signing onto an ambitious DEI initiative.
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Kara Helander and Anna Edwin discuss how they are building diversity, equity and inclusion within their firms, and how the racial justice movement and pandemic have generated momentum for sustained action.
Diversity in private equity
'Many millennia of bias' make it vital that PE firms actively promote candidates from underrepresented groups, said Nic Humphries.

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