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Story of the year: Impact reaches a tipping point

The strategy feels like it is at a critical juncture as a host of big names jump on the bandwagon.

Impact funds play the long game

Permanent capital structures can help investors navigate volatility and complex regulation, but convincing limited partners can be slow going.

TPG eyes up to $3.5bn for The Rise Fund II

The vehicle will be established next year to pursue the same strategy as its $2bn 2017-vintage predecessor, according to New Jersey State Investment Council documents seen by PEI.

Abraaj managing director follows Vettivetpillai to LGT Impact

Raj Morjaria is a partner at LGT Lightstone, the firm's impact unit, with responsibility for overseeing new funds and investments.

Naqvi launched last ditch attempt to save Abraaj

The founder submitted a plan in August that included giving up carry and disposing of assets over several years, according to documents seen by PEI.

Bridges looks to make HNWI impact with family office hire

Bonny Landers previously served as head of sustainable, responsible and impact investment at London-based multi-family office Sandaire.

German state-backed impact fund tackles extreme weather

Switzerland's BlueOrchard is planning an interim close in January for an impact fund targeting climate insurance businesses in emerging markets.

Impact: Time to put some flesh on the bones

It’s rare for investment conferences to erupt into rapturous applause mid-session, but impact investment folk are a rare bunch. This week around 1,200 of them convened in Paris for the largest annual gathering of its kind, hosted by PEI and the Global Impact Investing Forum (GIIN). What stirred them was a call to arms from […]

Investors warn over impact fund ‘greenwashing’

As impact strategies grow in popularity, pressure is growing on fund managers to talk up their social benefits, LPs say.

Cohen: Abraaj an ‘unfortunate blip’ on the impact road

The Apax and Bridges founder told delegates at PEI's Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum that Abraaj's collapse bears little relation to its social impact.

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