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The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario wants to triple its private equity portfolio by 2025. Craig Ferguson, who is leading the PE effort for the pension manager, explains.
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.
Chalk board showing a sport diagram
A combination of rising valuations, a need for liquidity and a highly fragmented industry has turned investing in sport into an attractive bet.
The Australian sovereign wealth fund is aptly named given its decision to begin a major rebalancing of its private equity portfolio immediately prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Our largest-ever ranking shows the secondaries market is here to stay, and its biggest participants are ready to capitalise on post-covid opportunities.
Chinese dragon scientists
Investors rushed to participate in the country’s digital revolution but, as the market matures, diminishing returns and an increasingly saturated customer base have curbed appetites.
Whitehorse Liquidity Partners is a rising star of the preferred equity market, led by one of the industry’s most charismatic figures. What’s behind its success? A strategy treated as ‘genius’ by some and with wariness by others.
Private equity is failing to find its voice or properly engage with its detractors and the barrage of criticism won’t stop until it does.
John Vaske is establishing the Singapore government-owned investor as a key player in the North American market.
David Enriquez, NYCRS
David Enriquez, head of private equity at the $208bn New York City Retirement Systems, talks co-investments, GP-LP best practices and the ‘white space’ it wants to fill in its portfolio.

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