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27 June 2016

Blockchain to attract over $1bn in global investments in 2016

bitcoin-1368256_640 Financial service firms and technology providers will focus on bringing blockchain to capital markets by investing more than $1bn in the sector this year, new research shows.

22 June 2016

Women need to be encouraged to work in the finance field, say Värde execs $

Page More women should be encouraged to pursue a career in the finance industry according to executives from global alternative investment adviser Värde Partners.

13 June 2016

LPs believe the rise in shadow capital will dampen PE returns, says Coller Capital

coins-in-hand-1269975-m The majority of LPs believe that the rise in shadow capital will have a negative impact on the returns of commingled PE funds according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

10 June 2016

Veteran-led new firms changing competition between first-time GPs, WPEN speakers say $

road-363265_640 More new GPs are being formed from existing firms now, making the market more challenging for genuine PE startups, speakers at the 3rd WPEN summit this week said.

9 June 2016

Gender bias has prevented women-owned businesses from landing funding, say WPEN speakers $

business-1219868_960_720 Despite positive changes in the industry, the availability of funding for women-owned businesses has been limited due to gender and cultural biases, according to panellists at the inaugural Women in Private Equity Network Summit.

3 June 2016

PE firms must link accountability, remuneration to specific diversity goals $

Narcisa Sehovic Private equity firms need to set diversity goals but also have to ensure accountability and adequate remuneration for the senior managers responsible for achieving them, Aberdeen’s Narcisa Sehovic says.

25 May 2016

Gender equality doesn’t mean a 50/50 split at senior levels, says exec $

Nicola Horlick There are never going to be equal numbers of men and women at senior levels in the financial services industry as the nature of the work simply does not appeal to them, says Nicola Horlick, head of Money & Co.

24 May 2016

Apax hits $7bn mark in ninth flagship fundraise

coins-232010_960_720 European private equity group Apax Partners has held an initial close for its ninth buyout fund at $7bn, a LP source with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

23 May 2016

Private infra investments “in a league of their own” based on business model, dividends $

bridge-801693_640 Privately-held infrastructure equity investments exhibit unique qualities which put them "in a league of their own" when it comes to business model and dividend payouts, Frédéric Blanc-Brude says.

5 May 2016

Launching first time PE fund more expensive, longer process than many think: Augentius exec $

david bail The process of setting up a private equity firm and launching a first time fund is more expensive and longer than first anticipated according to Augentius’ David Bailey.

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