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An exclusive investor survey conducted by PEI reveals three quarters of LPs will not reduce their target allocations to private markets in the face of the denominator effect.
Subdued distributions, an aversion to tech and declining valuations were among the key trends shaping private equity in the region last year.
Private equity, which still offers the largest carry and salary, typically pays lower bonuses, according to research by salary comparison firm Emolument.
Compensation in PE is increasing across the board, especially in junior positions, according to two extensive research reports.
Diversity in private equity
The Institutional Limited Partners Association’s private equity diversity and inclusion roadmap is an open-source and online resource for LPs, GPs and industry practitioners.
McKinsey and Bain private markets report - inforgram
PE returns lag behind US stocks and firms use higher levels of debt to finance ever-expensive purchases, according to latest reports from Bain and McKinsey.
Residual value in China funds
Funds in the region have retained a significant proportion of unrealised value due to a tricky exit environment, exacerbated by a predilection for minority investments.
Savings
Global pension funds' appetites for private markets has risen 17 percentage points over the past two decades, according to Willis Towers Watson.
A white paper from Capital Dynamics shows multi-manager co-investment funds outperform primary vehicles and demonstrate more attractive risk characteristics.
Private equity Hall of Fame
Four additional entrants have been welcomed into the HEC Private Equity Value Creation Hall of Fame, launched in 2017 by associate professor Oliver Gottschalg.
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