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2018: Fundraising at the last chance saloon

Firms with complicated track records have seen the current fundraising bonanza and decided to jump in.

Why cutting relationships can be hard to do

Investors wanting fewer GP relationships are in a small minority that could get smaller still.

How secondaries processes can show GPs the best exit

LPs worried about conflicts in fund restructuring situations may be reassured by Charterhouse’s sale of Comexposium.

LPs want to get in on the ground floor

Institutional investors are coming up with new ways to back managers before they take off.

Don’t let end-of-life ambiguity sour your relationships

Who pays if you need to restructure your 10-year-old fund? It is a question that could cause friction.

Tell us how your year has been

The deadline to submit entries for the 2018 PEI Awards is approaching; give us your highlights.

Impact: Time to put some flesh on the bones

It’s rare for investment conferences to erupt into rapturous applause mid-session, but impact investment folk are a rare bunch. This week around 1,200 of them convened in Paris for the largest annual gathering of its kind, hosted by PEI and the Global Impact Investing Forum (GIIN). What stirred them was a call to arms from […]

Stapled secondaries: sweeteners that come in many flavours

As stapled deals evolve to take all shapes and sizes, GPs and their advisors must continue to disclose their effect on pricing to LPs.

The problem with co-investing

It is a popular way to cut fees when investing in private equity, but in a downturn co-investment could get messy.

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.

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