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PEI Media’s Spotlight podcast was downloaded more than 56,000 times this year, with discussions ranging from the pandemic to diversity to when and how to build an in-house IR team.
remote working
Private equity embraced remote working this year, though its long-term impact on the industry gives some a cause for concern.
Future 40
Young executives identified as future leaders will emerge from 2020 more experienced because of the unique challenges they faced.
Life ring
The onset of the coronavirus presented a vital question to private equity managers – should they accept state support or not?
From Blackstone to Eurazeo to Partners Group, PE firms and their executives stepped up in response to the pandemic, forgoing salaries, setting up employee assistance funds and shifting capital to pandemic response companies.
Nearly one-third of LPs also plan to remedy liquidity shortfalls by selling assets or taking on new credit facilities, according to the latest Coller Barometer.
Coronavirus steroids
Businesses that should seek new ownership aren’t being listed for sale during coronavirus, Tim Sims, founder of Pacific Equity Partners, tells delegates at PEI’s Value Creation Forum: Asia.
Covid-19 has left many investment professionals wondering whether they could garner better economics by setting up their own funds. We spoke to 21 market sources involved in successful spin-outs about leaving an established franchise and starting anew.
The pandemic has upended high-net-worth investors in the region’s near- to medium-term appetite for alternative asset classes.
Half of LPs want to increase fund manager relationships, but covid-19 restrictions could put a damper on these plans, with first-time managers hardest hit.

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