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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.
Betting on a roulette table
Fund performance data show the former is likelier to deliver better returns in the US and Asia, while Europe’s homogenous nature gives pan-regional strategies the edge.
race
Secondaries funds should be used cautiously and for tactical purposes only when constructing a private markets portfolio, according to research by Wellershoff & Partners.
Flight to safety in Hong Kong
The region’s macro-economic headwinds are unlikely to be solved overnight – a trend that could benefit Asia’s largest funds.
Revealed
As the year draws to a close, PEI data reveals which investors made the most fund commitments over the past 12 months.
Road in Beijing, China
Private equity fundraising and investment activity has suffered amid concerns over the trade war, China’s debt problem and domestic regulation.
European buy and build activity
Iberia and the DACH region also posted significant declines in the first half, according to Silverfleet’s latest Buy & Build Monitor.
Look forward
Upswing in sentiment was strong among endowments and foundations in North America, according to research from Rede Partners.
MCP Annual Investor Survey 2019
Approach ranked first ahead of other strategies among LPs' long-term preferences, according to a survey by Montana Capital Partners.
Barometer change
Preparation for a downturn, fund terms, private equity's 'licence to operate', climate change and retail investors were standout topics in the firm's latest investor survey.
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