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Increased competition and tech-focused strategies could affect 2020 payouts, according to a compensation analysis from Johnson Associates.
At the Orange County Employees Retirement System’s latest investment committee meeting, the former CIA director and current head of the KKR Global Institute shed light on how his firm manages geopolitical risk.
Morrison & Foerster tech research
Financial sponsors have executed 7% fewer deals this year amid concerns over valuations.
private equity
Henry McVey explores why public market indices are not a good measure for private equity volatility and why venture should be approached with caution.
Meketa's John Haggerty and Blaze Cass warn of potential issues for firms with clawback provisions and escrows that aren't structured properly during a downturn.
operating partners
As GPs seek to boost portfolio company value, they are under pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiencies as operational issues become increasingly complex and LPs push for lower fees.
eFront research
The average total-value-to-paid-in multiple of active LBO funds hit 1.43x in the second quarter of this year – the lowest point in three years, according to eFront.
Key trends in fund governance, MJ Hudson
Smaller LPs may find themselves at a disadvantage and shut out from significant terms because of the size of their commitments, according to a report from MJ Hudson.
Mike Psaros
Founder Mike Psaros spoke to PEI about the latest fundraising round and how KPS justifies a 30% carried interest rate.
Long-hold funds
Just over half of managers surveyed by law firm Dechert are thinking about launching vehicles to hold assets for longer than the traditional three to five years.
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