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Limited partners are increasingly looking to emerging markets for investment opportunities. Torbjorn Caesar, senior partner at Actis, discusses how perceptions are changing.
The secondaries market has seen more innovation than almost any other area of private equity over the last decade, leaving investors with some intriguing choices, says Charles Smith, managing partner and CIO of Glendower Capital.
eFront’s Tarek Chouman explains how data and information exchange powered by technology will open the door to increased allocations to private markets.
More complex reporting requests are increasing the compliance burden for private equity firms, says Mark Law, chief commercial officer at SANNE.
Adapting the balance sheet of the investor to the various risk profiles of the underlying assets makes a lot of sense, says Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, managing partner of 17Capital.
Many LPs are being called on to make significant decisions about whether to hold or sell positions in older funds. EisnerAmper’s Robert Mirsky discusses the potential for conflict
Private equity investments in emerging markets tailed off in the wake of the financial crisis and were further challenged by currency trends. But there are signs of a return, says Debevoise & Plimpton partner Geoffrey Burgess
For LPs looking to diversify, the secondaries debt market presents some tempting opportunities, say Pantheon’s Francesco di Valmarana and Toni Vainio.
WLPs are lapping up mega-funds and emerging managers, making life tough for mid-market players seeking to raise capital, says Mounir Guen, chief executive officer of MVision.
Financial returns and positive social and environmental outcomes are mutually reinforcing if investors take a well-considered and targeted approach, says Shami Nissan, head of responsible investment at Actis.

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