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LPs face ‘huge risks’ on co-investments

Co-investment management fees could become more common amid fears that limited partners are rushing into deals to avoid charges. “Everyone is asking for co-investments,” Kaarina Suikkonen, managing partner at Swiss family office advisory Apaja, told delegates at Private Equity International‘s Women in Private Equity Forum on 21 November. “It used to be the way to reduce […]

Millennials fueling impact investing shift

Responsible investing is moving up the agenda as a new generation takes the reins at family offices.

Stafford holds third close on timberland fund of funds

The private markets firm is two-thirds of the way to the $500m target for Fund VIII which can acquire stakes in funds focusing on the strategy.

PE helps Angolan SWF post first-time profit

Solid growth in the fund’s agriculture and infrastructure PE holdings helped drive net profit of $44m.

Political issues are top investor concern

Worries over volatile geopolitics, including the tension surrounding North Korea, are making LPs act cautiously.

CalPERS PE returns miss benchmark; infra, RE outperform

The chief investment officer for the US’s largest pension fund emphasised long-term performance over short-term results on a media call with reporters.

Private markets delivers 10% year-to-date at PSERS

The $53bn US pension posted a first-quarter return of 2.51% for an allocation covering private debt, private equity and venture capital.

PCA to lose real assets exec

Dillon Lorda’s departure is part of a series of recent personnel changes at the investment consulting firm.

Australia’s Future Fund to trim return target by 0.5%

The revised investment mandate follows a federal decision to delay withdrawals from the fund for at least 10 years.

APFC targeting $750m for timber, other private income in FY2018

The private income allocation category has already surpassed the $700m target the limited partner set for fiscal year 2017.