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Hard lessons from an Abraaj insider

There are specific, practical steps that LPs can take to improve fund controls and reduce the risk of wrongdoing.

Former Abraaj partner: How to mitigate against GP ‘sharp practice’

Ahmed Badreldin, former head of MENA for The Abraaj Group, writes for PEI about his thoughts for LPs on fund due diligence lessons and investor safeguards.

Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

Why Turkish PE could delight LPs

eFront's chief strategy officer dives deep into the performance of Turkey's private equity funds.

The GFC brought many lessons for PE: the one that stuck was about operational...

One of the most profound impacts that the global financial crisis had on private equity was to teach it to fundamentally improve its portfolio companies.

Can private equity outrun the bears?

Private equity – and its considerable fees – does not compare well with a booming stock market, but it’s not time to give up on the asset class just yet.

Three waves of change unleashed by the GFC

The short, medium and long-term effects of the collapse of Lehman Brothers a decade ago.

The holy trinity of terms: preferred return

In the final instalment of a three-part series, long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell reflects on shortcomings of the hurdle rate in private equity and proposes an alternative.

WATCH: How developments at Abraaj will affect due diligence

Watch the short (2-minute) clip or full-length (25-minute) interview with Cambridge Associates’ Andrea Auerbach on due diligence, fundraising and PE after Abraaj.

If you’ve been waiting for Volcker reform, now’s your chance

Why private equity firms should be actively engaged with the SEC over the next six weeks.

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