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Hellman & Friedman IX: No hurdle, no problem

Investor documents reveal the firm has not included a preferred return hurdle for its ninth flagship fund, which is seeking $15bn.

The rise of individual investors: collateralised fund obligations

Private Equity International examines CFOs in the first of a series on how retail investors can access private equity.

Why LPs don’t stress when GPs mess with the pref

The hurdle rate is facing downward pressure; investors might just let it slide.

LPs push Blackstone to raise infra fund’s hurdle rate at first close

One investor said the original rate was ‘just not a standard hurdle’.

Inside the Astrea IV securitisation

Tapping retail investors is the next frontier for some blue-chip firms. Could collateralised fund obligations be the answer?

Carry and hurdles in three charts

A growing number of GPs have moved past the 20% carry and 8% hurdle norms, according to a survey by MJ Hudson.

Energy storage: the next great disruptor

Despite a clear need and high growth potential, investors have not backed the energy storage sector in large numbers, partly due to a lack of standardised contracts, finds Jordan Stutts.

UBS: GPs are better prepared for next downturn

A more diverse market and better quality GPs will make a repeat of 2007 softer, according to senior executives at the bank.

Acanthus’s Wilkinson: heady fundraising environment hides GP ‘pain’

Some managers are giving away more favourable terms to LPs as it becomes harder to stand out from the crowd, according to a PEI Rainmaker.

KKR hire puts CLSA property fund series in jeopardy

Chief executive John Pattar's move to KKR has made CLSA halt the investing activities of its latest Fudo Capital fund and step down fees accordingly.

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