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Investors want more PE exposure

Private equity is outperforming investors’ benchmarks, encouraging them to increase their allocations to the asset class.

Asian insurers’ alternatives allocation nears $1trn – report

Insurers in the region that have increased their exposure to alternative assets face regulatory changes that may hinder future investments.

Five charts on India PE’s coming-of-age

Better returns, GPs shifting focus to larger deals and direct investments show growing optimism in India in the last three years, a report from McKinsey found.

How carried interest gets better with age

Private equity professionals who manage more than $20bn and have at least 16 years' experience earned $65m in carry last year.

Political uncertainty dampens Europe buy-and-build

Add-on acquisitions dropped almost 15% in the first half of the year, according to a report by Silverfleet Capital Partners.

Europe: Home of the no-fault divorce clause

US funds often offer a no-fault suspension of the investment period, which is relatively rare in European funds, according to a report from MJ Hudson.

Direct investing and North America are top of mind for LPs

Nearly half of global LPs surveyed plan on making direct investments in the next 12 months, says a report by financial technology provider Intralinks.

LBO funds march towards ‘sub-optimal’ asset exposure

Dividend recaps and a favourable exit environment are causing LBO funds to deliver liquidity earlier, according to eFront data.

Singapore leads deal activity in SE Asia – EY report

Investors continue to bet on higher economic growth, rising investment in technology and growing middle class in the region.

The 10 largest fundraises of 2018 (so far)

Firms raised more than $259bn between Q1 and Q3, marking the lowest total since 2015 for the same period.

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