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Rod James

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.
LP skepticism, co-investor grievances and a disregard for fairness opinions were some of the secondaries-related themes to emerge at last week’s CFO’s and COO’s Forum in New York.
regulation Securities and Exchange Commission SEC GPs
Certain types of deal may not require a fairness opinion, a case likely to be made to the regulator during the ongoing consultation period.
oak tree
Oaktree's parent company, Brookfield, has opened another front in its expansion strategy, having entered the real estate and infrastructure secondaries markets beginning in 2020.
This largely institutional market has seen a spike in enquiries from family offices and high-net-worth individuals, according to speakers at the Fund Finance Association Symposium.
Eliminating carried interest was part of the Treasury Department's outline for the government’s 2022 revenue priorities, writes Rod James.
fundraising
Portfolio Financing Fund II does preferred equity- and NAV-based lending deals for funds in the private equity, real estate and infrastructure markets.
No Limit Capital co-founder and CEO Neno Raic.
No Limit Capital CEO Neno Raic believes his firm has created a more efficient and cost-effective financing approach.
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.
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