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GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
Shenzhen, China

Sovereign investors pile into China and tech investing – report

Almost two-thirds of those surveyed by Invesco are shying away from Europe due to Brexit, while more than 80% say the ongoing US-China trade dispute remains a key concern.
JP Morgan pensions survey

Japan’s corporate pensions leave PE decisions to gatekeepers

Just under 1% of defined benefit pensions plan to raise their exposure to the asset class this year.

DOWNLOAD: Growth capital soars in H1 fundraising

Among the first half's highlights are growth capital’s meteoric rise, renewed interest in co-investment vehicles and a look at the big beasts currently raising capital.
International GPs backed more than 80% of private equity deals by volume in Spain during H1 2019

Spain sees record €4bn of deals in H1 – report

International GPs backed more than 80% of deals by volume in first half of 2019, according to a report from industry association ASCRI.
Down under: private equity performed worse than Australian listed property and global listed infrastructure in superannuation funds' portfolios

Aussie supers’ PE returns drop ahead of ‘challenging’ conditions

Private equity was the third-best performing asset class for the past year, behind Australian listed property at 19.4% and global listed infrastructure at 14.9%.
H1 fundraising PEI

Private equity fundraising dips to four-year low in H1

Growth funds had a 73% increase in capital raised with more than $50bn amassed in the first half of this year, according to PEI data.
Stockholm, Sweden

AP4’s alts team gears up for more PE in 2020

The Swedish pension fund plans to make more direct investments in PE, infrastructure and credit.
CEPRES co-investment report

Co-investment is ‘not a silver bullet’ – report

Median co-investment returns have plummeted from a high of 56% in 2003, according to data from CEPRES.
Gender diversity

Gender diversity increases performance and IRR – report

A study by HEC Paris and MVision Private Equity Advisers finds that gender diverse investment committee teams outperform all-male teams across several industry metrics.
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