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When less isn’t more

CalPERS is reviewing its strategy of consolidating PE commitments into fewer managers. What will that mean for the industry?

Trouble in paradise? Not really

The Paradise Papers offer titbits to titillate readers. For the private equity industry, however, there are more important trends to consider.

Impact investing: it’s complicated

Debate at the New Mexico State Investment Council about an impact fund shows that investing with purpose may not be the simple ‘win-win’ it first seems.

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.

African PE is dead, long live private credit!

Investors in the continent’s private equity market should be considering other parts of the capital structure, writes Syntaxis Capital’s Africa head.

Waving goodbye to the entrepreneurs

The institutionalisation of the private equity industry brings with it a changing of the guard. It is necessary, inevitable and a little sad.

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.

Full interest deductibility is critical for PE – AIC

The message to lawmakers is simple: do not harm a long-standing, proven catalyst for business success, says the industry body's president and chief executive.

Fund restructuring: a source of friction

The fact that Apax Partners shelved plans for its GP-led secondaries process shows that LPs' desire a genuine 'do nothing' option.

A sensible Brexit, not soft or hard

Nick Campsie, a private equity investor and former Remain campaigner, on the unhelpful terminology of the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU.