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Carlyle’s Rubenstein on family offices, fund duration and why some investors shun emerging markets

Here are five key takeaways from the Carlyle Group co-founder's speech on private equity's top trends at a recent industry conference in Geneva.

A frothy cup of private equity

Fundraisers can now head down to Starbucks for a $100m fund commitment, but what does this tell us about the market cycle?

Carlyle’s Rubenstein: ‘Debt is the biggest threat to private markets’

The firm’s co-founder says the amount of debt in global economies is worrying, along with dysfunction in government and challenges brought by ageing societies.

‘Brook-tree’ is an outcome of what the money wants

Both institutional investors and equities shareholders have been pushing for consolidation in private markets in a bid to stabilise profits.

Responsible Investment Forum showcases growing ESG momentum in the US

Conference panels underlined that ESG pressure from large US LPs will only increase, writes Natasha Buckley of UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.

Advent sets $20bn hard-cap for latest fund

Fund IX could be as much as 54% larger than its predecessor, which closed on $13bn in 2016.
Boston Massachusetts Cityscape

JW Childs rebrands as Prospect Hill Growth Partners

John Childs, who co-founded the Boston-based firm in 1995, retired in February amid charges of solicitation of prostitution in Florida.
Apples and oranges

Why Brookfield-Oaktree’s AUM is still some way off Blackstone’s

Brookfield calculates AUM differently to the likes of Blackstone and includes the debt of companies it controls.

Meteor5 appoints PE veteran Kevin Albert as senior advisor

Albert, who remains senior partner and partnership board member at Pantheon, will help Meteor5 identify new opportunities.

Pennsylvania pension systems explore central investment office

PSERS and SERS have engaged McKinsey on separate contracts to explore merger possibilities for their investment functions.

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