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Annabelle Ju

Based in New York, Annabelle Ju covers North American institutional investors and fund regulation as the US Private Equity Reporter for Private Equity International and private funds management. She previously reported on market structure at Bloomberg and obtained her Master of Science degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Individual appetite for PE grows

The private equity aggregate net asset value continues to expand, fueled largely by increasing dollars coming from US individuals, sister publication Private Equity International reported.

Jay Clayton confirmed as SEC chairman

The Sullivan & Cromwell private equity partner will succeed Mary Jo White as head of the US regulatory agency.

PE’s response to SEC enforcement: video

In the third video of a four-part series on fees and expenses first published by sister publication Private Funds Management, Tom Angell of WithumSmith&Brown outlines how the private equity industry responded to SEC enforcement actions.

CalPERS outlines ESG policy for PE manager selection

For private equity the Sacramento-based pension plans to screen general partners in consideration of the GP’s written ESG policy.

Hosen Capital holds final close on Fund III

The fund was oversubscribed and closed after eight months in market, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Paine & Partners Eyes Fund IV: tractor

CalSTRS’ underserved programme hurts PE performance

CalSTRS' Underserved Urban & Rural California strategy has been dragging down the performance of its overall private equity portfolio.

Gamut jumps through target with $1bn debut fund

New York-based mid-market firm Gamut Capital Management has raced past the $750 million target for its debut fund to close on $1 billion, sister publication Private Equity International reported.

SEC enforcement director to leave at year end

The Division of Enforcement, the SEC's largest, ramped up its enforcement actions in private equity this year.

Connecticut names deputy CIO after year-long vacancy

The Connecticut system of pension funds, which allocates 9.2% of its $30bn in assets to private equity, named Laurie Martin deputy CIO to replace Deborah Spalding, who became CIO in July 2015.

Most private equity firms oppose Brexit

A survey by fund administrator Augentius found that 85% of the European and 81% of the US private equity and real estate firms want Britain to remain in the EU.