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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 […]
As impact strategies grow in popularity, pressure is growing on fund managers to talk up their social benefits, LPs say.
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.
The asset manager joins the likes of Partners Group, KKR and Bain in offering a dedicated vehicle.
Impact funds set up by KKR, TPG and Bain are set to be a boon for smaller emerging markets managers.
Two former CIOs from the International Finance Corporation discussed whether financial rewards should be tied to impact results at a London conference.
Bridges Fund Management – a pioneer of the strategy – held a second close on £50m for its debut permanent capital vehicle last week, PEI can exclusively reveal.
TPG and its co-investors put in approximately $1bn for Baidu’s financial services group.
The firm joins the likes of Bain, TPG and Goldman Sachs in targeting social and environmental impact with the registration of KKR Global Impact Fund.
Future Planet is seeking at least $500m for a vehicle targeting university spin-outs, executive chairman Douglas Hansen-Luke told PEI.

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