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Actis on defining and measuring impact

Actis has created its own open-source impact scoring methodology in response to demand from LPs. Shami Nissan and James Magor detail the challenges involved.

Incofin on how to build impact from the ground up

Mainstream impact investors may be grabbing the headlines, but local issues need local solutions. These can only be identified and addressed with teams on the ground and a tailored approach, says impact investment manager Incofin.

Blue Wolf Capital: Using private equity to take on social challenges

Social problems that appear intractable to governments can have clear solutions if viewed through private equity’s ESG lens, says Blue Wolf Capital founder and managing partner Adam Blumenthal.

KPMG: Impact is a big opportunity for GPs

GP pursuit of investments promising positive environmental and social impact is growing. The leader of KPMG’s Impact Ventures practice Tania Carnegie explains how LPs are driving its expansion.

Aberdeen: ‘If you stand still, you’ll get left behind’

Alan Gauld, investment director of Aberdeen Standard Investments, and Jamie Govan, senior ESG analyst, explain why a commitment to responsible practices is important throughout the investment lifecycle.

Secondaries: A bigger, more nuanced market

Armed with the most recent data, Nigel Dawn, senior managing director at Evercore, reflects on the growth of the secondary market, what has surprised him the most in its evolution and where he sees it heading in the next decade

Who gains from the fund admin M&A boom?

Given the wave of takeover activity among fund administrators, we sat down with Jason Bingham of SANNE to discuss what it means for GPs shopping for service providers and the future of his industry.

Extracting liquidity from tail-end assets

The secondaries market is an efficient way to restructure maturing funds, but managers and LPs may need to consider other options, say Finbarr O’Connor and Gavin Farrell of BRG’s Alternative Investment Advisory group.

Investing for impact with the SDGs

Impact investment is on the rise, with the increased involvement of more mainstream players in this part of the market. Partners Group’s Kevin Lu discusses how their entry is changing the market.

Co-investments: Sharing isn’t always easy

Today almost every GP is obliged to provide at least some co-investment deals to investors. Debevoise & Plimpton’s Katherine Ashton outlines the issues at stake.

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