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Ineffective GP-LP reporting ‘hurts’ private equity

Complexity, opacity and a lack of standardisation have slowed efforts to improve reporting, a conference has heard.

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.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favour, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.

CDPQ launches $3bn JV to hold assets for up to 15 years

The Canadian pension has teamed with Generation Investment Management and will target companies with strong ESG attributes.

Korea’s $567bn NPS appoints CIO after 15-month wait

National Pension Service had been without a CIO for more than a year amid a stream of resignations in its senior executive team.

Europe braces for mega-fund mania

Cinven, Apax and Permira are among those due major raises in the next 12 months, forcing investors to make tough decisions.

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.

‘Everybody talks a good game…’

… but what are GPs really doing to drive performance? LPs must be prepared to ask some tough questions, says Joncarlo Mark, a former senior portfolio manager at CalPERS.

Secondaries sentiment down amid bright H2 picture

New managers are up, secondaries are down and co-investments remain popular in the latest version of the Rede Liquidity Index.

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.

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