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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.
for sale
The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the transformation of real estate secondaries and presented tangible opportunities for buyers with the right information.
growth
The once niche strategy has gained traction in the face of stiff competition from banks and debt funds, data from the advisor's mid-year report show.
New York
The placement agent and secondaries advisor has made two hires in its New York office who will work on secondaries and fund placement.
Secondaries market
Buyers being cautious of imminent write-downs in H1 fuelled the lowest pricing since 2012, according to the advisor's latest mid-year report.
Assets
TPG has become the latest multi-asset manager to enter the secondaries market and will probably not be the last this year.
Information Technology
Milan-based NB Renaissance Partners sold down part of its stake in a 'covid-proof' engineering business to a group of secondaries investors.
Triago
Mathieu Dréan of advisory firm Triago spoke to Secondaries Investor about the deals that are getting done in H1 and what is motivating buyers and sellers.
The CPPIB secondaries head will lead TPG's secondaries investment strategy in Europe and the US.
Downward trend
Private equity volumes dropped by 58.5% and real estate by 53.4%, with infrastructure showing resilience, according to Setter Capital.
spotlight
Well-known faces from Debevoise, LGT Capital Partners, HarbourVest Partners and PJT Park Hill discussed why women may be especially suited to life in the secondaries market.
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