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How to reduce the cost of forex hedging

Michael Slane, co-head of Investec's European Funds group, discusses the heightened need for FX hedging and how private funds can do it without breaking the bank.
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Blackstone’s investment in BC Partners is about more than hard capital

The European private equity stalwart picked Blackstone as a minority shareholder also for the soft benefits that it brings.
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Brookfield hauls in over $8bn for its latest PE fund

The asset management giant is targeting as much as $9bn for its fifth flagship private equity vehicle.

Goodbye LIBOR, hello uncertainty

LIBOR has underpinned financial products for decades. But it could be phased out in less than three years, with huge implications for private debt lenders.
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Blackstone’s private equity returns fall in second quarter

The asset manager still expects to cross $100bn in total capital inflows in 2019, having already raised $64bn so far this year.
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Warburg Pincus’s Joseph Landy to step down

The co-CEO has led the firm alongside Charles Kaye since 2000, growing its assets more than fourfold while remaining a pure-play private equity player.
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Actis takes control of Abraaj funds

The emerging markets firm has assumed management rights for global buyout fund APEF IV and Abraaj's third sub-Saharan Africa fund.

HarbourVest’s European and EM fund investing head steps down

Kathleen Bacon has moved into a senior advisory position, with Carolina Espinal taking the helm of European primary partnerships.
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Ex-KKR exec Alex Navab dies

Navab had left KKR in 2017 and was set to launch a $3bn debut fund for Navab Capital.

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