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Alex Lynn is senior reporter for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. He previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office, where he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year - Alternatives 2018 and 2019. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University.
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Alicia Gregory, head of private equity at the Australian SWF, says investors could be left overexposed if less creditworthy LPs default on capital calls.
PEI's interactive chart takes a look at some markets beyond the US that permit defined contribution plans to invest in private equity, and the regulations governing their participation.
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The latest guidance from the LP body encourages GPs to disclose net IRR with and without the use of such facilities, in addition to the methodology used to reach that figure.
The advisory firm is working on solutions for LPs that may not have sufficient liquidity to meet a capital call, partner Peter Martenson said.
Xen Capital, a Singaporean fundraising platform, is planning to launch a free-to-use reporting tool to improve the quality of manager communication during the covid-19 pandemic. Three of Xen’s GP shareholders – the identities of which are unclear – are user-testing the communication portal ahead of a planned launch on 30 April, chief executive Katrina Cokeng […]
Market dislocation
A number of GPs are using flush balance sheets to seed their own distressed debt funds, according to firm head Michael Rees.
Coronavirus impact
LPs are encouraging managers to discuss coronavirus over the phone as formal reporting has been limited by the speed at which the pandemic is escalating.
Coronavirus impact on markets
Drawdowns could enable managers to pre-empt liquidity issues arising from the pandemic but may compound the problem for certain LPs.
Travel disruption from coronavirus
Sponsors are also pushing for longer due diligence windows to account for disruption caused by coronavirus and to better understand its impact, a law firm has said.
Heightened scrutiny
The private equity giant has said its business could be damaged by allegations of improper conduct or press speculation – whether valid or not.
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