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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.

28 May 2014

Private equity performance can be replicated, says studyp

While persistence at IRR level is indeed evasive, there is strong evidence for persistence at alpha level – certain fund managers are able to outperform the market in terms of alpha creation repeatedly.

28 May 2014

Asset managers must reveal full costs of fund management to pension fundsp

Asset managers should be required to reveal the full costs of active fund management to help investors see the full drag on their return, according to a new white paper.

22 May 2014

Ignoring sustainability not viable for private equityp

Amid the recent travails of the sustainable investment space, inaction is no longer an option for investors when it comes to factoring in the carbon-related risk, argues former US Vice President Al Gore.

21 May 2014

Alternative investments poised to enter mainstreamp

By 2020, alternatives and passive products together will represent 35 per cent of assets managed by the industry.

2 May 2014

US private equity investors head to Europe in new buyout spreep

Global private equity players that are headquartered in North America have long been investors in European assets, however, recent European M&A processes have seen strong interest from purely US-based private equity firms.

28 April 2014

Funds of funds face fight to measure upp

measure_ruler_benchmark Funds of funds are reshaping their product offerings in the face of continued investor demands for more flexibility and lower costs

23 April 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.

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