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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.

Reinventing LP-GP data exchanges and analytics

Investors want more information about where their money is going and that is putting a strain on fund managers. GPs can gain a competitive advantage from managing these requests effectively, says eFront CEO Tarek Chouman

‘LPs are asking more about operational value creation’

LPs are more focused than ever on operational capabilities — and that’s a good thing, says Scott Dahnke, global co-chief executive officer at L Catterton

Ardian: LPs demand a more customised approach

Investment solutions tailored to an investor’s needs are gaining in popularity, according to the investment firm's Martin Kessi and Krista Oertle.

Why mega-funds are on a roll

MVision’s CEO Mounir Guen talks huge fundraises, new pools of capital and the value opportunities from Brexit.

The Gulf is a region on the cusp

The region's economies have been through a tough transition, but Gulf Capital CEO Karim El Solh says economic restructuring has created a buying opportunity.

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