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Beware the PE echo chamber

In the face of rampant LP demand, should private equity firms worry about the industry’s wider reputation?

Shift in carry models is ‘complicating’ fund comparisons

The range of carry models being employed make it more complicated for LPs to compare funds, says MJ Hudson managing partner Eamon Devlin.

WATCH: Carried interest – a top up from ‘comfort’ to ‘super-comfort’?

Junior private fund management staff are increasingly concerned the carried interest boat will pass them by, so may look to advisory positions for greater financial security

Privatising the lower mid-market

The stars of the smaller end of the buyout spectrum may one day have no need for external investors.

LISTEN NOW: Salovaara on the impact of credit facilities

Finnish LP Katja Salovaara on how subscription credit lines have made life trickier for investors in private equity.

The dividing lines of fund finance

When it comes to the use of subscription credit lines, private equity firms will not be able to please all the LPs all of the time.

Cost transparency biggest LP-GP misalignment

Clearer free structures are more important for LPs than a reduction in fees, research from State Street has revealed.

Fund restructuring without friction

Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Abecassis responds to PEI’s assessment of GP-led fund restructurings and the need for a genuine ‘do-nothing’ option for LPs.

PE competes with tech on talent and salary

Top talent being enticed away by tech unicorns is pushing up salaries in private equity, says search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Hurdle rates in emerging markets should end in tiers

The industry standard creates misalignment problems and needs rethinking for growth investors, says fund investor Dave Richards.
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