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22 October 2012

China continues to confound international investors $

An awareness of the cultural differences that abound in China’s swift-moving private equity industry are not always enough to ensure success when selecting managers, according to Ludvig Nilsson, the Swedish-born co-founder and managing director of China-focused fund of funds Jade Invest. Launched in 2005, the firm was the first independent fund of funds manager exclusively[...]

22 October 2012

Flag Capital seals first-ever purchase of an Asian fund of funds

David Pierce Squadron Capital Advisors - AltAssets Private Equity News US-based Flag Capital Management is set to make the first-ever purchase of an Asia-based fund of funds after agreeing a deal for Squadron Capital Advisors.

22 October 2012

UK fund of funds manager SL Capital makes senior appointments

sl_knechtli UK fund of funds manager SL Capital Partners has promoted Patrick Knechtli and Mark Nicolson to partner and Jamie Ebersole to managing director.

17 October 2012

No middle ground for today’s funds of funds $

A challenging period for private equity funds of funds has seen a polarisation between those at the larger end, offering full service investment services; and the smaller operators who believe they can still offer insight and access that others can’t reach.

17 September 2012

Quay Partners bolsters team, announces change in ownership structure

Quay Partners, the Australian private equity fund of funds and advisory firm founded by former Macquarie and Pantheon executives, has announced changes to its ownership structure and expansion plans with further international appointments.

14 September 2012

Cost of asset class could drive investors direct $

Disputes over private equity management fees could drive investors away from the asset class, or lead them to attempt direct investments themselves, leading to sub-par returns.

28 August 2012

Danske Private Equity trounces €600m target for fifth fund of funds $

danske-bank_sq Danske Private Equity, the fund of funds arm of Danish banking major Danske Bank, has closed its fifth fund on €650m, exceeding its target by €50m and reflecting investor confidence in the firm amid a difficult fundraising climate for funds of funds.

24 August 2012

GP clear-out welcomed as LPs seek survival of the fittest $

funds5_sq The inevitable clear out of the GP universe has been viewed as healthy, on the whole, by the bulk of LPs, providing a necessary path to the industry’s recovery.

15 August 2012

Harbourvest NAV drops amid euro currency movements $

Global private equity firm Harbourvest Partners has seen its net asset value drop 1.6 per cent in a month as trouble in the eurozone continues to affect European investments.

15 August 2012

Adveq opens office in Hong Kong, third in Asia

Global fund of funds Adveq has opened an office in Hong Kong, its third in the region.

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