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Data from Boston-based investment advisor Cambridge Associates shows first- and second-time funds have often outperformed established funds.
Mexican pension funds can only invest in domestic private equity funds under current regulations, but Felipe Vilá Gonzalez, chief executive of Mexico’s fund of funds group Fondo de Fondos, says LPs are keen to diversify abroad.
European LPs aren’t the only ones concerned with environmental, social, and corporate governance issues—these days, US LPs are increasingly keen to know what buyout giant KKR is doing to be part of the solution, KKR’s ESG director Elizabeth Seeger tells Private Equity International.
Direct private equity assets reached $640bn, or 18% of the total managed by the top 100 alternative asset managers worldwide, according to Willis Towers Watson.
The Boston City Retirement System is searching for investment firms to manage a private markets mandate for three years.
Various public pension funds in the US and Canada have voiced their unaltered long-term outlook for private equity and see potential opportunities arising from market volatility.
Fund of funds and secondaries prove most popular strategy choices.
The Bank has made commitments to a number of UK-focused private equity funds; there will be no immediate changes to its engagement with the country, it has said.
The country’s largest pension system established a transition manager program for firms in between its emerging manager platform and its pool of larger established managers.
For the first time, Illinois ranked first in the amount of PE capital invested among all US states, with $94.64bn invested in the state last year, supporting the American Investment Council’s message that private equity has become ubiquitous in the US.

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