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5 May 2016

Playing the long game: should LPs be upping commitments to alternative assets? $

chess-1155421_1920 Private equity has delivered – yet most LPs are way below the allocation of top performers like Yale. Should more LPs be playing the long game and committing more to alternative asset classes?

4 May 2016

Betting on insurance: Augmentum Capital’s Tim Levene $

Tim Levene   Augmentum Capital Augmentum Capital co-founder Tim Levene looks at the latest fintech sector ripe for private equity disruption: insurance.

11 April 2016

Industry clearly needs a nudge regarding gender diversity $

equality-1245578_640 The private equity industry is a latecomer to the gender diversity discussion but the issue has been growing in importance over the past few years.

6 April 2016

PE managers turning to innovative approaches to tackle LP liquidity, transparency needs $

direction-1014026_1920 Innovative private equity managers are looking to tackle liquidity and transparency issues in new ways to meet the needs of their clients. State Street Global Exchange's head of EMEA JR Lowry explains.

16 February 2016

No turning back – the perils of past performance $

Past performance is no longer a guide to buyout performance. If LPs can’t assess a GP by its track record, how can they make the crucial investment decisions that make it worth participating in the asset class?

10 February 2016

Evolving financial services drawing in private equity investors $

Tony Dickin Tony Dickin, partner at mid-market private equity house Palatine Private Equity, discusses the attraction of the financial services sector to investors.

4 February 2016

Building bridges: the importance of the global network for VC investors $

yaron_valler Yaron Valler, partner at Moscow-headquartered venture capital firm Target Global, discusses the value to entrepreneurs and investors who choose a venture capital firm which can draw on a network for accessing new markets.

29 January 2016

Amplifying the signal, attenuating the noise $

volume-949240_1920 Weathergage Capital co-founders Tim Bliamptis and Judith Elsea explain how the hype cycle around venture capital-backed companies is masking more meaningful changes in the investment space. Investors may be wondering how the ongoing sell off in the public markets will impact the operating performance and valuations of venture backed companies. The media is now fanning[...]

28 January 2016

Technology is pivotal to today’s sustainable investing $

Samer Salty Zouk Capital CEO Samer Salty takes a look at the opportunities being created by technology's impact on sustainable investing

1 December 2015

Venture Capital: top of the class? $

ux-788002_1920 Venture capital returns are outpacing buyouts in Europe and the US. Is it sustainable, or are we nearing the end of another technology bubble?

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