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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in London, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

The consultant’s case for secondaries

The strategy suits both fledgling and mature portfolios – with caveats – says Cambridge Associates.

BC Fund IX LPs agree $1bn staple with Lexington

Twenty-two LPs sold stakes to the secondaries house, which has made a staple commitment to BC Partners’ latest fund worth around 30% of the total.

What are LPs reading this summer?

Looking to break the ice at your next investor pitch? Try picking up one of these summer reads.

Three unusual deals of H1

Record half-yearly fundraising means buyers have had to expand their investment scope to chase promised returns. Here’s a trio of innovative transactions that caught our eye.

PE sees glimmer of Brexit hope in election outcome

A hung parliament may mean more uncertainty in the short term, but opens up the possibility of a favourable deal for the financial sector.

Hamilton Lane raises ‘not your average’ fund of funds

The listed asset manager has pooled capital from nine Finnish LPs to invest in secondaries and large US and European buyout funds over a two-year period.

Palico partners with ILPA in ‘turning point’ for the platform

The agreement means the LP body's members can access the fundraising, secondaries and co-investments platform for free.

Pictet raises $815m for fund of funds programme

Monte Rosa IV, which is more than twice the size of its predecessor, will invest across primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

CalPERS names head of manager engagement

Former Ford Foundation director Clinton Stevenson will oversee the division which works across asset classes.

Coller: shared ownership ‘biggest mistake’ a new GP can make

While fund ownership should be shared, the management company needs to ‘build out a vision’ around one leader when starting out, Coller said.