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September 11, 2019  

Why co-investments are in the best interest of GPs and LPs

The strategy brings investors reduced fees and managers can write large cheques. Industry practitioners from The Carlyle Group, Cambridge Associates and Kennedy Lewis Investment Management say these are only a few of the upshots.

August 12, 2019  

SEC aims to level playing field for retail investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission's concept release on the harmonization of securities offering exemptions could prelude more Main Street access to private equity. PFCFO spoke with experts from law firm Ropes & Gray about what this could mean for PE firms and the future of retail investing.

July 31, 2019  

How PE firms can recruit a diverse investment team

Veteran headhunter in the private equity space Will Moynahan discusses how general partners can promote diversity and inclusion in their recruitment practices.

July 1, 2019  

Rise of the chief information officer

Carlyle’s Georgette Kiser discusses the increasingly important and challenging role and why every firm is having to become a data and technology company.

June 26, 2019  

Capitalizing on automation

Anubhav Saxena discusses how firms can utilize new technologies to accelerate equity value creation in portfolio companies and build digital workforces.

June 24, 2019  

Everything you wanted to know about preferred equity

Preferred equity isn’t new but firms such as 17Capital have been applying it to private equity via dedicated funds. In this 26-minute podcast we speak to managing partner Augustin Duhamel about the strategy that is quietly taking the market by storm.

June 24, 2019  

Top 10 litigation risks facing PE firms today

Proskauer’s Josh Newville and Tim Mungovan talk through the key legal risks facing private equity in 2019.

June 20, 2019  

What’s in your fund fee documents?

Private credit might be the new kid on the block in the alternative asset world, but the asset class’s fees have still evolved independently of private equity.

June 14, 2019  

How Germany has become a ‘battleground’

Hans-Jorg Baumann, Alexander Bode and Boerge Grauel discuss competition, supply and demand, bank domination and LP allocation priorities at the PDI Germany Forum 2019.

May 30, 2019  

Leapfrog’s CEO on separating the impact investing wheat from the chaff

Fresh from raising a $700m fund in May, Leapfrog Investments’ founder and CEO Andy Kuper talks to Toby Mitchenall about how impact investing will evolve as more firms enter the fray.

May 13, 2019  

How to avoid pitfalls in stapled deals

Blue chip managers are using stapled secondaries deals to boost fundraising and provide liquidity to LPs. In this episode, lawyers from Proskauer, Debevoise & Plimpton and MJ Hudson discuss how GPs and LPs should approach this increasing transaction type.

April 9, 2019  

Gazing into the future: 5 tips for long-term investors

Wired contributing editor and futurist Ben Hammersley explains how to deal with exponential growth, discusses the needs created by new technology and explains why cognitive-enhancing infra is a must in the age of AI.

March 4, 2019  

BC Partners on moving from PE into credit and real estate

BC Partners' Nikos Stathopoulos gives us a run down on what it is like making the move from private equity into private credit and real estate, in this 10-minute podcast.

February 11, 2019  

Is this the most dangerous man in private equity?

Professor Ludovic Phalippou of Oxford University says GPs must accept that some elements of the PE model are not working so well for LPs. Is he a threat to the industry or its saviour?

January 8, 2019  

Riverside on the GFC’s ‘difficult blessing’

As the firm celebrates 30 years in the industry, co-founder Bela Szigethy reflects on how the global financial crisis changed the firm for the better. PEI's Isobel Markham reports.

December 14, 2018  

Why investors should look beyond the headlines in emerging markets

Albright Capital’s Gregory Bowes discusses why improvements in creditor rights and bankruptcy codes in emerging markets mean investors needn’t be weary of the asset class. PEI's Isobel Markham reports.

December 10, 2018  

Highway to the opportunity zone

PERE's Lisa Fu talks with several experts to break down the opportunities, risks and rules that come with the new US federal program creating buzz among real estate investors.

December 6, 2018  

Why the ‘triple whammy’ of issues impeding Chinese investments into US is here to stay

From capital controls and CFIUS to the intensifying trade war, Chinese investors trying to invest in the US are encountering many hurdles. David Blumenfeld and Paul Guan of the law firm Paul Hastings discuss these hurdles with PERE's Arshiya Khullar.

November 30, 2018  

Where are hurdle rates trending?

With managers increasingly putting pressure on LPs to enter the carry early, Threadmark partner Patricia Wilkinson and PEI senior editors Bruno Alves, Jonathan Brasse and Toby Mitchenall look across asset classes to find out whether the status quo really is changing.

November 30, 2018  

The smartest ways for debt firms to use technology

Are fund managers missing a trick by applying old-fashioned methods to data mining, deal sourcing and investor reporting? We dive into the issues in this 20-minute discussion with Matthias Kirchgaessner of Plexus and Alex Schmid of ESO Capital.