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McGlashan’s indictment could slow Rise II fundraising

TPG’s response has been swift, but limited partners may choose to take their time over commitments to the second Rise Fund.
European commission

European insurers given private equity boost after regulation tweak

The European Commission has reduced the amount of capital insurers must set aside to manage the perceived risks for some long-term equities.

Connecticut to boost diversification with Europe and secondaries

The state’s treasurer will add an additional $200m per year in a transition plan to increase private equity allocation.

HOOPP’s PE portfolio shines bright amid low returns

The pension system is 121% funded and returned 2.17% last year, compared with 10.88% in 2017.

Giant pension wants more variety in Japan PE

The world's third-biggest economy also needs large players among its predominantly small and mid-focused domestic market, according to the $107bn Pension Fund Association's PE head.

LACERS opens door to secondaries trades

The LP has restructured its private equity portfolio, increasing its commitment capacity to the strategy and to emerging managers, and it can now sell interests on the secondaries market.

LPs could push harder in negotiating with GPs – report

Private equity investors focus only on very simple negotiating points such as fees and structure, according to a survey by eFront.
Sydney Australia

Future Fund chairman warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello says partnerships with local investors and greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

How Japan Post Insurance will deploy its next $7bn in alternatives

The $700bn investor’s 10-year roadmap for alternatives includes co-investments and backing growth and venture managers in Japan.

Japan’s $18bn government PE fund suspends operations

Japan Investment Corporation, which was set to make tech investments in Japan and the US, has ceased operations indefinitely following public outcry over senior executive pay.

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