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11 July 2014

Emerging markets still compelling despite LP warinessp

globe world digital The emerging markets story is still a compelling one despite many institutional investors questioning investment in the region, say private markets investment manager Partners Group.

4 July 2014

Asset managers seize opportunities as economy, financial positions improvep

grab money capital dollar M&A activity in the asset management industry is likely to pick up in the next 12 to 24 months according to a new report by global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service.

4 July 2014

How private equity firms can avoid getting IPO egg on their facesp

Charles 1 Private equity firms need a Plan B amid choppy public markets to avoid getting IPO egg on their faces, according to EY's head of divestment advisory services Charles Honnywill.

2 July 2014

Understanding the nuances of secondary pricing in private equityp

question_170sq Most commentators contend generally that secondary pricing across all private equity strategies has risen in the last several years, but the important question remains: what exactly does one mean by ‘pricing’? Setter Capital reveals all.

18 June 2014

Fresh fund approach eyes gateway to growthp

Germany’s Wermuth Asset Management has taken an inventive approach to encourage investment into a new region with its latest fund, while at the same time addressing LP concerns and managing risk

16 June 2014

LPs renew age-old demand for informationp

Investors continue to be surprised that they still need to remind fund managers that good communications lie at the heart of an LP-GP relationship

12 June 2014

Green investment must adapt to mobilise new capitalp

Understanding the changing role of green investment and sustainability in LP portfolios could help fund managers raise more capital across the clean energy infrastructure space

10 June 2014

Over 50% of US LPs ‘would rather be working for a Canadian pension plan’p

Two thirds of LPs would prefer to manage private equity for a Canadian rather than a US pension plan, according to the latest Global Private Equity Barometer from Coller Capital, with half of US pension plan investors preferring to work for a Canadian plan.

5 June 2014

Political risk insurance opens doors to new regionsp

Political risk insurance can provide an effective hedging tool for private equity investors, and can help facilitate greater capital flow to key growth economies, says Justin Willmott at Sovereign Risk Insurance

30 May 2014

Private equity ‘war chest’ set to be deployed in Europep

A ‘war chest’ of funds will be put to work across the European private equity market with sharp-eyed firms embracing new hybrid US-European finance options.

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