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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.
New York

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.
Africa

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.
Alex Navab

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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Naqvi lawyer: US ‘political interests’ behind Abraaj charges

Barrister Hugo Keith QC says the US government's case is politically motivated due to the threat Abraaj Group and Arif Naqvi represent to US interests.

French private equity: More than just looking for profit

Four insiders explain how the country's private equity industry has shifted amid political and fiscal changes, and why sustainability has become a much bigger play.

Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.

Deep Insight: Is co-investment the answer?

Heralded as an ‘unofficial fee break’ and an ‘alpha generator’, co-investment is seen by many as the way to get the best out of private markets. Are LPs taking on more risk than they realise?
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