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The Future 40

New generation, new challenge

Our Future 40 will look at their baby boomer predecessors with envy… but they have much to be excited about.
justice

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

Brunei’s abhorrent LGBT stance is unlikely to deter private equity

Precedent suggests the industry won’t distance itself from the country’s $60bn sovereign wealth fund as a result of its laws regarding homosexuality.

LPs continue to raise the operational bar

Oklahoma’s TRS is the latest to pay more attention to its private equity managers’ calculations; more scrutiny should be welcomed.
Tokyo Japan

Why Japan should be a top priority

Robust performance and a deep pool of opportunities are drawing GPs and LPs alike to commit more capital to the market.

A frothy cup of private equity

Fundraisers can now head down to Starbucks for a $100m fund commitment, but what does this tell us about the market cycle?

Responsible Investment Forum showcases growing ESG momentum in the US

Conference panels underlined that ESG pressure from large US LPs will only increase, writes Natasha Buckley of UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.

Funds of funds: more relevant than ever

Once viewed as a dying breed, here are five reasons why funds of funds will stay relevant and justify that extra layer of fees.

Has Bill McGlashan poisoned the impact well?

Don’t be surprised if TPG goes on to successfully raise the second Rise Fund; the actions of its erstwhile boss, however, may make it harder for other impact investors.

Three takeaways from the Responsible Investment Forum

Data and diversity dominated discussion at the third annual gathering of responsible investment professionals in New York.
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