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Negotiating a minefield

Private equity firms launching debt arms must act very carefully to avoid conflicts of interest.

EQT progresses public equities plan

The division was launched in April with a view to taking minority positions in publicly listed, mid-cap companies in Northern Europe.

LP of the future: relationships with GPs will change

LPs' drive to cut the number of managers they use may create a split between blue-chip multi-strategy asset managers and smaller specialist GPs.

Marks: AI won’t render active managers obsolete

In his latest missive, Oaktree’s Howard Marks concludes that no computer ‘can do what the very best investors do’.

LGT: US ‘a concern’ as ESG progress slows

An unwillingness to improve ESG standards over a number of years could impact LGT’s desire to re-up with some existing GPs.

CFOs Forum: Private equity diversifying into credit

Entrants into private debt are hunting for yield in a competitive landscape that is technically complex.

Ardian moves into Latin America

The firm will use the Santiago office to grow its regional investor base and access secondaries opportunities.

APG to build in-house secondaries team

The Dutch asset manager's new unit will be led by Abraham Tiamiyu, a portfolio manager and former associate at Pomona Capital.

GSO: Hybrid debt-equity funds aligned, not conflicted

A combination of equity and debt could provide greater alignment with portfolio companies when battling an unfavourable cycle, according to GSO Capital Partners’ Paulo Eapen.

Capital Dynamics hires Goldman exec for strategy expansion – exclusive

Bryn Gostin, a former attorney, has joined the firm as head of product development and strategic initiatives.

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