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27 November 2012

New challenges as private equity goes international $

binary_tech_170sq The increasingly global nature of the private equity sector has led general partners of private equity funds to consider the adoption of a more international investment strategy, but care needs to be taken to ensure that the tools and processes needed to support the proposed expansion are in place.

26 November 2012

Shedding light on due diligence $

light_dark_depth_sea_170sq With a greater focus on due diligence anticipated in coming years, it’s not just higher volumes that LPs are expecting; they are also looking to broaden the scope and depth of such reviews.

20 November 2012

Canadian innovators hampered by lack of venture support $

tech_light_170sq Canadian companies are simply unable to raise the same amount of venture capital as their US peers, as part of a continuing struggle to exploit the country's emerging technology sectors and entrepreneurial communities, a new report has suggested.

9 November 2012

Derisking vital to attracting private sector investors to infrastructure $

Harnessing just a one per cent increase in the contribution from UK pension funds’ total investment, or a snippet of the global sovereign wealth fund market, would give a vital boost to underfunded infrastructure networks.

31 October 2012

The politicisation of regulation $

Cynics could be forgiven for thinking the plethora of regulation that continues to descend upon world financial markets has gathered an increasingly unhealthy proportion of its momentum from politically motivated factors, at the expense of longer term concerns over those markets.

31 October 2012

How private equity can beat stock markets $

lyrique_swaay_150sq Advocates of private equity will often argue that there is little correlation between private equity and stock markets and its critics argue that public and private markets simply move in tandem.

26 October 2012

Alternatives set for boom says McKinsey $

A new report from McKinsey predicts a new wave of growth in institutional allocations to alternatives, but private equity will have to fight to prove itself if it is to benefit.

25 October 2012

New vision for secondaries $

With growing numbers of funds coming to the end of their natural lives, fresh approaches are required for LPs unwilling to go down the familiar secondaries route.

23 October 2012

Mapping the route to Latin American growth $

latam_amazon_170sq The global financial downturn held a silver lining for Latin America, as investors turned their attentions away from established markets in search of the region’s high-growth opportunities

1 October 2012

Romney’s run turns spotlight on US private equity $

stars_stripes_170sq Mitt Romney’s bid for the US presidency has seen private equity develop into an unexpected electoral battleground, with scrutiny over his Bain Capital background forcing the industry to address some uncomfortable home truths

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