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LP shift to direct investing puts pressure on talent supply

A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.

Jonathan Gray: ‘It’s hard to replicate Blackstone’

A shift among LPs to direct investment is ‘more complementary’ than it is damaging, the president and COO said.

CalPERS to launch directs programme – updated

The programme – which will comprise two funds and launch in the first half of next year – could drive the fund's annual PE deployment to $13bn.

Credit Suisse’s Murphy: LPs want control

The bank has launched a four-strong directs and co-investment team amid soaring investor demand for greater control over their private equity holdings.

ACG sells FoFs, secondaries arm to focus on directs – updated

Asset manager Oddo BHF has acquired the fund of funds unit in its first foray into private equity.

Placement agents follow direct investing shift

LPs’ increased interest in direct investing is an opportunity for placement agents to diversify their revenue streams.

How PE will help Saudi’s PIF achieve its vision

PIF has big aspirations, aiming to become the largest investor globally. Here’s how it plans to get there.

Why Alaska’s PE team are ‘rock stars’

The $65bn Alaska Permanent Fund is creating a supercharged private equity portfolio.

Amundi to launch fourth direct small-cap fund – exclusive

The asset manager will seek €150m for the vehicle and expects a final close on its mid-cap fund in the second half of the year.

An inside look at Japan Post’s PE blueprint

With $1.1bn to invest, Japan Post Investment Corporation will look overseas and 'not compete' with domestic GPs, Japan Post Bank’s Tokihiko Shimizu tells PEI.

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