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Rod James

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.

Florida SBA makes first Landmark commitment

The pension committed $100m to Landmark's real estate secondaries fund, the first it has made with a secondaries manager that is not Ardian or Lexington.

APG to build in-house secondaries team

The Dutch asset manager's new unit will be led by Abraham Tiamiyu, a portfolio manager and former associate at Pomona Capital.

Healthcare partnership collects $227m for secondaries

Leerink Revelation Partners, which can by direct stakes and take positions in healthcare funds, has nearly $400m under management.

Adams Street collects $820m for secondaries Fund 6

The fund is seeking $1.2bn to invest in LP stakes, directs and GP-led transactions in funds of between three- and eight-years of age.

U of Houston re-ups with Lexington

The endowment has committed $10m to its latest flagship fund, which is seeking $12bn for secondaries.

Fenway restructuring makes it over the line – exclusive

Tail-end specialist Hollyport Capital backed the deal involving the buyout firm's 1998-vintage fund, including a discount of as much as 70% on the GP clawback.

Secondaries returns down over multiple time-frames

The strategy underperforms the All Funds Index over all time-frames except the 10-year bracket, according to data from ILPA.

Montana continues build-out with CFO hire

The appointment of Katja Baur follows that of former Adveq chief Sven Liden, who became COO of the secondaries buyer last month.

UK trust reveals Banco Popolare spin-out role

F&C Private Equity Trust joined Montana Capital Partners in backing the €33m management buyout of Banco Popolare de Vicenza’s PE business.

StepStone spin-out hires new managing partner

Sweetwater is seeking $150m from endowments and family offices to invest in VC secondaries.

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