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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.

Real estate pricing jumps amid sales of younger vintages – Setter

Average top pricing for real estate stakes is up nine percentage points year on year, while buyout and VC funds have had declines.

Lyceum uses stapled deal to relaunch firm – exclusive

The team behind one of the UK's best-known mid-market firms has formed Horizon Capital, backed by a group of investors including Pantheon and Idinvest Partners.

Montana SBI breaks with FoFs through portfolio sale

The pension sold a $70m portfolio made up predominately of mature funds of funds stakes as part of its plans to move away from the strategy.

Coller picks up brand-name portfolio from Mizuho

The Japanese banking giant has offloaded stakes in KKR, EQT and Charterhouse funds, the oldest of which is of 2014 vintage.
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Eaton Partners adds New York secondaries VP

The firm has advised on 10 complex secondaries transactions totalling $2bn, including one of Asia's first restructurings in 2016.

Morningside goes back to CPPIB roots for latest hire

The secondaries firm has hired George Weekes, a former Canada Pension Plan Investment Board funds, secondaries and co-investment professional.

When the highest price isn’t always best

LPs should consider what an offer from a secondaries buyer means for a GP's future, according to panel participants at an industry conference in London.

NYCERS: Industry ‘could do a better job’ on GP-leds

David Enriquez, the $65bn pension's co-head of private equity, says the market needs to differentiate between types of process and their purpose.

When it comes to fundraising data, looks can be deceiving

Lumpiness, rather than sentiment, is why secondaries fundraising is down.

Q3 secondaries fundraising hits second-biggest high

Five secondaries funds closed in Q3, compared with seven in the same quarter last year.

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