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Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.
banking
The new hire from JPMorgan will handle Blackstone's financial institution relationships, including the banks that finance its PE operation.
On Thursday, a policy with wide-reaching implications for the private equity industry moves from the Ways and Means Committee to the floor of the House of Representatives.
barometer
LPs remain keen to allocate to PE even though the perceived risk to returns has risen materially, according to a survey by the secondaries firm.
New York
Apollo's Fund VIII returned to paying carry after recovering from the 21.6% devaluation of its private equity portfolio in the first quarter of last year.
Jon Gray Blackstone
The alternatives asset manager had one of its strongest quarters, with total AUM rising 21% year-on-year to $649bn.
risk
Buyers are proposing fresh ways of ensuring sponsors stay aligned, according to a panel at PEI's Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications Forum.
Several reports have come out giving a comprehensive view of the secondaries market in 2020. We lay out a few things you may have missed.
future
The secondaries market features prominently in Redefining Private Equity in the 2020's, a report compiled by Credit Suisse's private fund group.
The small print of some recent deals is some of the most seller-friendly in the secondaries market. Could this new dynamic be here to stay?
conflict
The showdown between Dyal and some of its portfolio companies is a headache for LPs, some of whom find themselves enmeshed in a web of conflicts.
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