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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran headhunter in the private equity space Will Moynahan discusses how general partners can promote diversity and inclusion in their recruitment practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From stapled deals to restructurings, tender offers to strip sales, Andrew Sealey, managing partner and chief executive of Campbell Lutyens, discusses the different types of GP-led deals and how they can benefit all parties.