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Sweden’s AP7 is hungry for private equity

Per Olofsson, head of alternatives at the Swedish pension fund, talks about its battle to get fully invested.

Why Turkish PE could delight LPs

eFront's chief strategy officer dives deep into the performance of Turkey's private equity funds.

Alaska reaps reward for going direct

The sovereign wealth fund’s $7.2bn private equity and special opportunities portfolio returned 32.7% for the year ending 30 June.

Global financial crisis: ‘The phone just stopped ringing’

An LP and a GP reflect on the events of September 2008 and how it changed them as investors.

Can private equity outrun the bears?

Private equity – and its considerable fees – does not compare well with a booming stock market, but it’s not time to give up on the asset class just yet.

Africa special: currency risk is the biggest concern for LPs

CDC, South Suez and 57 Stars discuss the risks – and returns – of investing in Africa.

Odds of choosing a winning PE fund ‘worse than flipping a coin’

Picking a GP at random now gives investors less than a 50% chance at beating public markets, according to data from PitchBook.

African private equity: In search of a solid 3x

From rising to falling star, Africa rewards those with discipline, patience and the skills to build a market leader.

This woman knows you are going to spin out before you do

Cambridge Associates’ head of private markets Andrea Auerbach makes it her business to know all about your business – including whether your best dealmakers are heading for the exit.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

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