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LP appetite for EM hits four-year high

More than one in three of respondents plan to increase their allocation to emerging markets as a proportion of their total portfolio, up from 29 percent last year.

Coller: LP appetite for GP stakes ‘disproportionately large’

Almost 40% of LPs have already invested or will consider investing in funds that take stakes in GPs, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

CalPERS to launch directs programme – updated

The programme – which will comprise two funds and launch in the first half of next year – could drive the fund's annual PE deployment to $13bn.

Church of England endowment restores faith in PE

The £8.3bn fund is planning to increase its target allocation to the asset class through 'world-class managers'.

Credit Suisse’s Murphy: LPs want control

The bank has launched a four-strong directs and co-investment team amid soaring investor demand for greater control over their private equity holdings.

Breaking into the Korean LP market

The regulatory basics for alternative fund managers wanting to entice the country’s institutional investors into their funds, by Molly Diggins and Albert Jun of Monument Group.

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.

Idinvest: Brexit is ‘positively impacting’ European fundraising

The investment firm – which is raising three private equity funds – is expanding its institutional LP base beyond France.

Beware the PE echo chamber

In the face of rampant LP demand, should private equity firms worry about the industry’s wider reputation?

From the archive: UPS on sizing up managers

In the fall, PEI caught up with UPS' private equity portfolio manager to discuss active portfolio management, direct investing and subscription lines of credit.

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