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2 September 2015

PE fundraising across Central, Eastern Europe soars as rest of continent slips $

czech-republic-457019_1280 Private equity fundraising in the CEE region increased more than three-fold in last year, bucking the trend in the rest of Europe according to new research.

15 July 2015

Pressure easing on bifurcated fundraising market amid influx of capital $

packs-163497_1280 The bifurcation of the private equity fundraising market appears to be receding according to the latest research from global professional services firm Towers Watson.

19 June 2015

LPs still bullish on African PE despite flight to developed market safety $

africa Limited partners remain committed to private equity in Africa despite a global market which has seen many investors take refuge in more developed markets in the US and Europe, research from professional services firm EY suggests.

14 July 2014

Alternative assets managed by top 100 firms continue to rise, hits $3.3tn mark $

dollarsss Global alternative investments controlled by the top 100 managers hit $3.3tn last year, more than $100bn up on the previous 12 months according to new research by Towers Watson.

30 June 2014

More regulation does not mean higher risk management standards, GPs believe $

exclamation mark risk caution stop The vast majority of private equity GPs do not believe increased regulation is raising industry standards for risk management, new research shows.

13 August 2013

Team evolution drives private equity performance, claims study

Contrary to widely held beliefs, turnover between private equity funds has a strong, positive impact on performance, according to a new report.

19 June 2009

Alternative assets: Private equity funds of funds $

Funds of funds offer investors access to elite funds and knowledge of emerging funds that have the potential to achieve top quartile performance, according to Piper Jaffray.

10 December 2007

Why specialised fund of funds focusing on US venture capital complement a private equity portfolio well $

Fund of funds have become one of the most important LP groups in private equity funds. According to The 2007 Fund of Funds Review approximately 38 per cent of worldwide private equity assets are controlled by fund of funds. Smaller institutions having assets under management below $10bn are the most important customers of these fund of funds, writes Holger Seidel of BPE Fund Investors.

15 June 2007

Charmed by the East $

Funds of funds are mushrooming in Asian private equity, says APER. Excitement stirred in the Asian private equity fund management industry when Asia Alternatives Management LLC announced the final closing of its maiden Asian fund of funds. Asia Alternatives Capital Partners LP greeted the industry with a final size at US$515m and took the crown as the largest Asia-focused fund of funds.

11 October 2006

Investing in private equity through a fund of funds $

Important considerations in portfolio allocation to private equity are examined by Fort Washington in this introductory paper on the subject.

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