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About 44% of Fund IV was raised from new investors, the majority of which were based in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, founder Chris Freund tells PEI.
Retail investors
In June the US Department of Labor gave the green light for the incorporation of private equity into 401(k) plans. Don’t expect a rush of capital just yet.
Life ring
The onset of the coronavirus presented a vital question to private equity managers – should they accept state support or not?
Almost two-thirds of investors said they expect capital calls to exceed distributions in 2021, according to a survey by Montana Capital Partners.
Australian government
The A$49bn institution has ‘a lot of money’ invested across Chinese private equity and venture capital, PE head Neil Stanford tells delegates at a virtual conference.
Moonfare rocket
The Berlin fintech last month snapped up Winson Ng, former head of UBS Wealth Management’s PE team, and Sweta Chattopadhyay, former head of PE at bfinance.
Diversity and inclusion
The initiative has 46 founding signatories, including Blackstone, The Carlyle Group and Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Nearly one-third of LPs also plan to remedy liquidity shortfalls by selling assets or taking on new credit facilities, according to the latest Coller Barometer.
Covid-19 has left many investment professionals wondering whether they could garner better economics by setting up their own funds. We spoke to 21 market sources involved in successful spin-outs about leaving an established franchise and starting anew.
Half of LPs want to increase fund manager relationships, but covid-19 restrictions could put a damper on these plans, with first-time managers hardest hit.

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