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Story of the year: The man who oversees Blackstone’s fundraising bonanza

Since Jonathan Gray's appointment as COO and president at the beginning of 2018 the firm has seen a fundraising bonanza, with predictions its AUM could hit $1trn in the next eight years.

Saudi Aramco taps Skandia exec to lead PE unit – exclusive

Jonas Nyquist, most recently head of private equity and infrastructure at the Swedish life insurer, will head a team at the oil and gas giant's fund management subsidiary.

Partners Group enacts succession plan

Private equity head David Layton will replace Christoph Rubeli as co-CEO of the Swiss alternative investment manager.

Blackstone’s veteran secondaries boss steps down

Stephen Can, co-head of Strategic Partners, will become executive chairman as the secondaries unit implements a succession plan.

Peter Peterson: businessman, public servant and philanthropist…

Peter Peterson is remembered for much more than co-founding Blackstone.

Abraaj pauses fundraising as Naqvi steps aside

The firm has halted fundraising and capital deployment as Arif Naqvi hands over leadership to two co-heads.

Ardian taps HarbourVest principal to lead Tokyo office

Kanji Takenaka will be charged with building a business which accounts for more than 12 blue-chip Japanese investors worth $2bn in AUM.

Ardian’s Gaillard to step aside from exec committee – exclusive

The veteran will continue as head of direct funds as four executives take up their places on the committee.

Warburg India head departs to set up firm

Niten Malhan, who has been managing director and co-head of India since 2012, is planning to launch his own investment firm.

From the archive: Hamilton Lane on avoiding the spotlight

Chief executive Mario Giannini talked to PEI earlier this year about why the firm was happy to stay out of the spotlight with its IPO and its global expansion.

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