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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.

Blackstone to become corporation after Trump tax cuts

New status is expected to widen the range of US and foreign owners of Blackstone’s stock.

Ardian sells portfolio to Strategic Partners in tertiary sale

The investment firm has offloaded a portfolio of stakes from its 2010-vintage secondaries fund, having sold at least $1.5bn to the Blackstone unit since 2017.

BlackRock continues secondaries build-out

The world's largest asset manager has added a director and an associate to its growing secondaries team.

NewQuest seeks almost 60% more for latest fund

The Asia specialist is seeking $850m for direct secondaries and sponsor-led deals, which account for a growing proportion of its investments.

Greenhill retains top spot in crowded advisory field

Single-asset deals, preferred equity and asset-class diversity were among the themes to emerge in Secondaries Investor's annual advisory survey.
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GPs will be the biggest winners from ILPA’s guidance

Running a fund restructuring can be virgin territory for GPs; ILPA’s latest guidelines will be as helpful to them as it will to its members.

Ardian snags $550m Skandia portfolio – exclusive

The Swedish life insurer sold stakes in funds managed by Bridgepoint, EQT and IK, among others.

MJ Hudson ex-secondaries head resurfaces at Dentons

The departure of MJ Hudson's former private funds head Ted Craig was revealed last week by Secondaries Investor.

HarbourVest’s Dover Street X terms revealed

The investment firm is offering an annual fee reduction of 5 basis points to LPs that commit to Dover Street X before the end of May.

CalSTRS re-ups in Ardian’s latest secondaries fund

The US's second-largest pension fund committed $500m to ASF VIII, twice the amount it invested in the firm's previous secondaries programme.

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