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24 February 2014

Sri Lankan investors look to alternative investments as stock markets weakenp

The weaker relationship between Sri Lanka’s stock market and the real economy means that investors who are keen to profit from the expected growth of the economy need to increase their exposure to other asset classes such as private equity

18 February 2014

LPs find co-investment poses as many risks as rewardsp

While co-investment is here to stay and some LPs have found it to be additive to their private equity portfolio performance, executing a programme can present significant challenges, not least around adverse selection and aligning incentives.

15 February 2014

Fresh capital helps reshape European VC industryp

The European venture capital industry has recently been able to point to some big-money IPOs and begin the process of returning money back to its LPs; meanwhile a new breed of investors are helping to shore up its capital base.

11 February 2014

Strong brand a “critical differentiator” for private equity firmsp

For fundraising, deal sourcing and attracting employees, a recognised private equity brand makes it easier for firms to succeed in a competitive market, according to a new report, with GPs increasingly coming to recognise how important it is to actively manage their reputation.

6 February 2014

Poor year for Israeli private equity as deal activity slumpsp

In all, 2013 was a relatively poor one for Israeli private equity activity in terms of both the number of deals and the volume of investments, with a a 39 per cent decrease in invested capital.

3 February 2014

Credit funds rush to fill financing black holep

Institutional investors are increasingly reshuffling their portfolios to make room for alternative lending funds, as new managers emerge to replace banks in the traditional financing space and fixed income strategies continue to disappoint.

20 January 2014

Bottleneck looms as AIFMD implementation nears for fund managersp

With only six months to go until full implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive on July 22, fewer than 20 per cent of fund managers have submitted an application for AIFMD authorisation.

13 January 2014

Infrastructure debt enters the frame with promise of long-term yieldp

With the liabilities of many institutional investors' skewing their investment portfolio towards matching lower-risk, fixed income investments, infrastructure debt is increasingly putting itself in the frame as other assets disappoint.

10 January 2014

Leading Europe’s charge for a more open private equity industryp

With financial downturns and regulatory challenges behind it, the EVCA aims to lead the continued evolution of Europe’s private equity and venture capital industry as it takes on a greater public profile, says its secretary general Dörte Höppner

20 December 2013

Benelux private equity punches above its weightp

Private equity in Benelux has benefitted from the region’s strong historical economic performance and outlook, which has attracted funds and investor attention, especially in the Netherlands. At the same time, the region has historically produced many private equity opportunities as well.

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