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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.

Californian pension seeks PE partner with secondaries know-how

The pension, which has $2.1bn in assets, will gain its first PE exposure through the creation of a private investment programme.

Whitehorse closes in on hard-cap

The preferred equity specialist has raised $836m since launching in January, more than twice the total raised for its debut fund.

UBS: Secondaries market dynamics in five charts

A highly competitive market is leading to reduced return expectations and lower success rates, according to a report compiled by UBS and obtained exclusively by Secondaries Investor.

Goldman’s equities returns boosted by PE amid Volcker reprieve

The bank's equities portfolio rose 34% in the first quarter, one year after receiving an extension on its Volcker Rule divestment obligations.

Landmark closes largest ever real estate secondaries fund

The firm's eighth dedicated real estate fund closed above target on $3.3bn and is already 42% deployed.

Tullett Prebon alternatives head departs

The interdealer broker's alternatives team will remain intact despite Alastair Sword's departure – the latest in a series of exits.

Ardian buys $750m Alaska portfolio – exclusive

The portfolio included stakes in Montagu Private Equity and IK Investment Partners' funds, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Secondaries have a spring in their step

Spirits are high in the European secondaries market despite some jitters around dry powder.

Kline Hill hits $350m hard-cap

Around half the investors in the fund, which is nearly double the size of its predecessor, are from charitable organisations.

Pomona buys Kodak portfolio

The UK pension plan born out of the bankruptcy of photography giant Eastman Kodak has offloaded stakes in Bridgepoint and PAI Partners funds, among others.

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