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13 July 2012

Michigan launches state-backed fund of funds to support venture growth

US state-backed Pure Michigan Venture Development Fund has launched a new fund of funds, the Michigan Strategic Fund, to assist the growth of the state's venture industry.

12 July 2012

China private equity industry could leapfrog US, Europe $

chinalights_lrg Some predictions as to China’s future role in private equity have gone so far as to suggest that it could leap ahead of the US and Europe to become the world leader for the asset class within many veteran market players’ lifetimes.

11 July 2012

Australia’s Quay hires Pantheon’s Jeffrey Reed as partner

Jeffrey Reed Quay Partners - AltAssets Private Equity News Australian private equity firm Quay Partners has hired Jeffrey Reed from Pantheon as partner in its US operation.

9 July 2012

Pension funds scrambling to sink more assets into biggest PE funds $

Pension funds are increasingly concentrating their investments in mega private equity buyout funds amid an increased exposure to alternative assets, according to consultancy Towers Watson.

2 July 2012

RCP Advisors nears halfway point for latest $250m fund of funds

chicago Chicago-based private equity firm RCP Advisors has raised more than $112m towards its $250m-targeting fund of funds, according to a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

29 June 2012

Canada’s Nicola Wealth Management launches NWM Private Equity Fund

Canadian asset management firm Nicola Wealth Management has launched NWM Private Equity Fund to allow its clients to gain access to private equity and mezzanine debt.

26 June 2012

Fund selection evolves into exact science $

adveq_gardella_170sq The process of fund selection continues to evolve for private equity investors as data requests are more easily met and LP analysis becomes ever more sophisticated.

5 June 2012

Funds of funds diversify to suit changing times $

Funds of funds are choosing to invest across a range of strategies, broadening their potential exposure to the asset class and catering to the changing requirements of institutional investors.

30 May 2012

Funds of funds feel strain as capital tightens $

preqin_fof_May Ongoing volatility in global financial markets has left fund of funds managers feeling the strain and under pressure to find ways to maintain their position in the market.

30 May 2012

Harbourvest share price “unsatisfactory” after 12% annual NAV rise $

A NAV increase of 12 per cent for fund of funds Harbourvest could not mask the “unsatisfactory” price its shares are trading at, chairman Sir Michael Bunbury has said.

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