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Rebecca Akrofie

Rebecca Akrofie is a News Reporter at private funds management covering private equity management, regulation and legislative developments. She is based in PEI Media’s London office and was previously a News Intern at Agri Investor, PEI’s agriculture-focused private markets publication, reporting on investment and technology.

Candover: the saga continues

The acquisition of Arle Capital Partners by a distressed legacy specialist is the latest in an almost decade-old attempt to salvage the UK investor’s legacy portfolio, sister publication PEI reports.

Fed grants extension on seed investments under Volcker

The Federal Reserve Board is allowing banks an additional two years to divest certain types of initial fund investments.

Aquila appoints consultant relations and ESG head

The German firm, which is active in fund and direct secondaries, has hired a former BNY Mellon veteran for the newly created role.

Goldman expects ‘recalibration’ on Volcker rule

The bank already has a five-year extension to comply with the regulation which would push it to divest private fund stakes worth $6bn.

Four tips for Carlyle on Instagram use

The parent company of AlpInvest Partners and Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management moved on to the photo-and video-sharing platform this week.

Brexit: Hamilton Lane to remain in UK

The private funds manager is 'not waiting to see where the wind blows', according to CCO Frederick Shaw.

Ex-SEC chief counsel joins HarbourVest

Paula Drake will oversee all aspects of HarbourVest’s legal and compliance functions.

Rede taps Credit Suisse M&A veteran for chief of staff

Mark Barbour-Smith has joined the advisory firm to focus on business operations as well as people and talent management.

Northleaf hires CTO

The Canadian investment firm has appointed James Fung, a former Accenture strategy executive, to recommend technology implementations.

Currency complexities ahead for PE

The director of private equity at JCRA, an international financial risk consultancy, analyses the foreign exchange market’s take on Brexit, other European issues to watch out for and how to mitigate them.