How does CalSTRS stay relevant in a world awash with LP capital? Chief investment officer Christopher Ailman on the pension’s unique challenges and culture.
Recent mega-deals have electrified the German private equity market, but what’s next? Our panel of experts share their thoughts on what’s in store.
Communication between LP and GP will improve and become much more granular.
Distributed ledgers can track where money moves, giving GPs and LPs better oversight on how their capital is being deployed.
Built-in liquidity solutions or asset rollovers will take care of ageing funds.
Investors will increasing eschew commingled funds for direct or co-investments.
LPs' drive to cut the number of managers they use may create a split between blue-chip multi-strategy asset managers and smaller specialist GPs.
Sophisticated limited partners will be ratcheting up the home improvements in a bid to generate the best returns.
Investors are less likely to focus on absolute returns, preferring to judge the asset class relative to others
Customisable fund models, particularly separately managed accounts, are becoming more popular.
Investment portfolios will be less segmented.
Staying competitive on remuneration will take some creative thinking.
The battle over carried interest tax at state-level rests on whether it is seen as a reward for labour or for risk.
With the advent of the fundless GP-led deal, traditional GP-led restructurings are so 2017.
KKR’s poaching of CLSA’s head of real estate has implications for private fund managers of all asset classes.
Basic steps can help prevent harassment and the damage it does to women’s careers. It’s time firms in real estate and other asset classes took them.
A new crop of ‘hungry GPs’ is increasing the spotlight on the Australian private equity market.
Sam Sicilia, chief investment officer of Hostplus, talks about its venture capital portfolio and supporting local innovation.
Australia combines both access to Asian growth markets and the stability of a US-style regulatory system, says David Brown of Sydney-based buyout firm Pacific Equity Partners.
Abraaj began life in Dubai, but its fate appears to have been sealed in a Cayman Islands court.
A rebound in oil pricing is helping to narrow buyers’ and sellers’ expectations.
A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.
Despite a clear need and high growth potential, investors have not backed the energy storage sector in large numbers, partly due to a lack of standardised contracts, finds Jordan Stutts.
With clean energy now an established asset class, we asked Foresight partner Dan Wells how to minimise risk.
Mark Fischer of Australia’s Qualitas says institutions are increasingly keen on investments spanning ag, real estate and infrastructure.
Market participants expect the ex-TPG head of Asia and co-founder of BGH Capital to shake up Australia’s private equity scene.
The $1.9trn Japanese investor is expanding its exposure to alternatives investments, including direct lending funds and real estate debt funds.
Bankruptcies soared in the wake of falling oil prices, forcing energy funds to adapt to the new realities.
Although the energy market has come back from the recent downturn in commodity prices, the floodgates for fundraising and dealmaking have not fully reopened.