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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.

CalPERS pays more in fees, less in carry

The US’s largest public pension decreased its overall expense costs by $170m during the fiscal year ended 30 June, up from $67m of savings last year.

Korean insurers face risk-based capital rules

Ability to comply with the new capital standards will shape Korean insurers’ preferences on alternative assets and deal structures.

Emerging markets special: Is the price right?

LPs typically try to price risk in emerging markets differently, leading to a notional return premium. Warren Hibbert, the co-founder of Asante Capital, discusses how it comes about.

Emerging markets LatAm: Panama SWF on its first steps

The fund plans to dip its toes in private equity waters from 2018.

Heard on the streets of Amsterdam

PECA Family Office is planning to reduce its exposure to Europe as GPs and LPs voice concerns over its appeal in the Dutch capital.

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