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The growth of impact investing could see the strategy take a greater role in tackling climate change.
Money Bomb
While firms make the most of favourable market conditions, there are lingering concerns over what could happen when the music stops.
Farmland, emissions, carbon, wind
A trickle of fund managers choosing to link carried interest to their impact and ESG targets is good news for private markets, showing the industry is serious about its sustainability goals.
Money has been flooding into growth equity, with $70.5bn raised for the strategy in H1 alone. Increased competition and macroeconomic headwinds pose a stern challenge.
The remit and expertise of operating teams have grown significantly in the decade since PEI launched the OpEx Awards, with 2020 in particular serving as a valuable learning curve.
Partners Group’s $15bn capital raise for its latest PE buyout programme highlights LPs’ growing attraction towards non-traditional fund structures.
Michael St Germain of investment consultant Segal Marco was interviewed at PEI’s Investor Relations, Marketing and Communications Forum. Here are some of the green lights and red flags he looks for in GPs trying to raise capital.
stock market
Don’t expect every GP stakes manager and their dog to be listing a portfolio of stakes in alternatives managers anytime soon.
GPs can be at the mercy of even the weakest connections to adherence to ESG standards – real or perceived.
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Highlighting the merits of private equity ownership can be a complex exercise, and one that’s even more pertinent as the industry seeks to widen its investor base.

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