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12 December 2012

IFC eyes $200m closing in early 2013 for green fund of funds $

The IFC has revealed it hopes to hold a first closing of its green-focused fund of funds in early 2013 - on more than $200m.

11 December 2012

Siguler Guff hires ex-R3 Capital, Carlyle employee Jay Koh as partner

Jay Koh Siguler Guff - AltAssets Private Equity News Multi-strategy fund of funds investor Siguler Guff has hired Jay Koh from the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation as a managing director and partner.

11 December 2012

LGT Capital Partners buys real estate fund of funds Clerestory Capital

Switzerland’s LGT Capital Partners has acquired Clerestory Capital Advisors, a New York-based real estate-focused investment and advisory firm.

10 December 2012

Commonfund raising first standalone emerging markets vehicle $

connecticut_sq The private equity arm of Commonfund, the nonprofit and pension money manager with more than $24bn of assets under management, is currently on the road seeking commitments for its first standalone emerging markets fund.

6 December 2012

New York wealth manager Bessemer launches latest fund of funds $

new-york_sq The Bessemer Trust, the New York-based wealth manager with more than $61bn of assets under management, has launched its twelfth private equity fund of funds.

5 December 2012

TIFF markets eleventh private equity fund of funds $

The Investment Fund for Foundations, an organisation representing not-for-profits with more than $10bn of assets under management, is currently on the fundraising trail for its eleventh private equity fund of funds in 13 years.

3 December 2012

Quay Partners hires Solon Ventures co-founder as Group CEO

angus-whiteley_sq Quay Partners, the Australian private equity fund of funds and advisory firm founded by former Macquarie and Pantheon executives, has appointed Solon Ventures co-founder Angus Whiteley as its group CEO based in London.

27 November 2012

Shanghai PE Association, CITIC Securities launch $480m fund of funds

china-chinese-mah-jong-game The Shanghai Private Equity Association has teamed up with China’s state back brokerage CITIC Securities to launch an RMB3bn ($481m) fund of funds vehicle, it is understood.

20 November 2012

Africa-focused newcomer Sango makes headway with maiden fund $

Sango Capital Management, a new Johannesburg-based firm set up by a trio of former executives from Clearwater, Makena Capital and Destiny Corp, is making headway with its maiden fund of funds focused exclusively on private equity in Africa.

16 November 2012

Former Squadron Capital exec Anand Prasanna joins Morgan Creek

Anand-Prasanna-Squadron-Capital Anand Prasanna, the former investment director at Asia fund of funds Squadron Capital Advisors, is joining the Shanghai branch of global private equity manager Morgan Creek Capital Management as a director.

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