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Story of the year: Impact reaches a tipping point

The strategy feels like it is at a critical juncture as a host of big names jump on the bandwagon.

LPs’ greatest fear is too much money coming into PE

Too much money pursuing too few opportunities across all areas of private equity is investors' main issue, a survey by placement firm Probitas Partners found.

2018 in Europe: Brexit begins to bite

The UK is no longer the most active private equity market in Europe and some of the country's firms met a cool reception on the fundraising trail.

Endowments and foundations grow more concerned over fees

Two-fifths of the investors said fees are a greater concern than ever due to more muted return expectations, according to NEPC data.

What LPs consider a fair management fee

LPs expect a $5bn private equity fund to charge a 1.23% management fee, according to research from Asante Capital.
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Story of the year: Secondaries firms go after single assets

The year has seen a notable rise in single-asset fund restructurings.

How family offices and institutional LPs differ on exchange risk

Larger investors are almost twice as likely to underweight India than family offices, and both groups are wary of Turkey and Russia, according to research by Montana Capital Partners.

What LPs care about most when performing due diligence

A GP's team size, track record and style drift are given significantly greater value than culture, succession planning and the gender pay gap.

LPs still positive about secondaries – survey

Expect another year of healthy trading in the market for second-hand fund stakes.

Co-investment growth leads to uncertainty over terms

Co-investments have become standard in private equity, but arrangements between LPs and GPs don’t all fit the same mould.

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