Spotlight Podcast - Private Equity International

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July 1, 2020  

The big hitters thinking of jumping ship

Some experienced investment professionals are seeing their funds take a hit from the pandemic and are considering moving to new pastures. This is one trend identified by Will Invine of Stem7 in a discussion of key issues in alternative assets recruitment.

June 23, 2020  

Three months of lockdown – how are LPs and GPs adapting?

Our senior editors discuss the findings of our latest surveys looking at how private equity investors and their managers are doing business during the covid-19 crisis.

Also be sure to check out our Investor outlook on 2020 in light of covid-19 presentation at to see more results from the LP survey.

June 1, 2020  

What you need to know about the fundraising pioneers of 2020

What are 'dislocation' funds all about and what are the implications for LPs? Tavneet Bakshi of FirstAvenue, Trevor Castledine of bfinance and Jessica O’Mary of Ropes & Gray discuss the key issues.

May 12, 2020  

How sunny is the outlook for renewables amid covid-19?

The long-term health of the sector is positive if it can navigate its short-term challenges, according to industry experts Richard Nourse of Greencoat Capital and Jeffrey Altman of Finnadvice.

May 4, 2020  

Why the future of private real estate is digital

Digital Bridge CEO Marc Ganzi and National Real Estate Advisors CEO Jeff Kanne discuss the evolution of private investment in data centers and why the covid-19 pandemic could be a net-positive for the sector.

April 24, 2020  

Which private asset classes are experiencing a boom in dealflow?

Distressed debt and special sits, food production, healthcare and certain VC strategies have received growing attention as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

April 16, 2020  

What midstream risks are you not taking?

As low demand and commodity price volatility roils the energy sector, BlackRock's Mark Florian talks with Infrastructure Investor's Jordan Stutts about how an oil production agreement and other market trends are impacting midstream infrastructure assets.

April 7, 2020  

LP defaults, force majeure and over-collateralisation amid covid-19

Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries discuss the latest in how private markets are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: ways firms are helping people out in the crisis.

March 25, 2020  

Pulled deals, chaotic fundraisings, skittish LPs: The corona effect

Across the private equity industry, the impacts of the pandemic-spurred economic downturn are being felt in dealmaking, which has slowed or paused fundraising processes while LPs work to understand the status of their portfolios.

March 20, 2020  

How covid-19 is hitting private markets

Are private asset classes better positioned to weather the crisis? Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries provide insight.

March 10, 2020  

When and how to build an in-house IR team

Executive recruiters Mary Gay Townsend and Simon Nixon discuss the pros and cons of having your own investor relations team – and whether it's worth it.

March 2, 2020  

Why real estate investors do not love today’s low interest rates

Institutional capital is worried about the long-term impacts of 'a global stage that we've never seen before.' Anthony Breault of Oregon State Treasury, Greg MacKinnon of Pension Real Estate Association and Brant Bryan of Cresa tell us what a 'lower-for-longer' interest rate environment means for private real estate.

February 25, 2020  

How the secondaries sellside is dealing with a generational crisis

Executive recruiters Mary Gay Townsend and Simon Nixon, who've helped place some of the biggest names in secondaries over the years, discuss the top issue facing the industry.

February 3, 2020  

Operating partners share their horror stories

Executives from EQT, Permira, The Riverside Company and NewQuest Capital Partners share some of the lessons they've learned, as well as what operating partners can do to help create value and ensure alignment at the pre-deal stage, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

December 18, 2019  

Why your next deal sourcing avenue may not have funds

Independent sponsors, once known as fundless sponsors, have proliferated in recent years as they shed a reputation for inability to deliver, and have appealed to LPs wanting to commit capital to individual deals.

October 30, 2019  

Fiduciary duty has ‘been going in the wrong direction’

ILPA senior policy counsel Chris Hayes discusses the organization's new model limited partnership agreement, including how it seeks to restore fiduciary duty to the LP-GP relationship.

September 29, 2019  

CalSTRS on becoming ‘the partner of choice’

California State Teachers' Retirement System deputy CIO Scott Chan and head of real estate Mike DiRe dive into the pension’s new investment strategy: the collaborative model, which prioritizes joint ventures, separate accounts and direct acquisitions.

September 24, 2019  

How to tackle your cybersecurity issues

Agio founder and CEO Bart McDonough discusses strengthening the GP-LP bond, beginning cybersecurity integration at the C-suite, and the need for firms to adopt tailored solutions.

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.