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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.

Quadriga LPs mull fund restructuring – exclusive

The German manager is seeking up to four years to be able to maximise the value of its remaining assets, Secondaries Investor has learned.

SL Capital’s SOF III set for Q4 close

The fund is targeting $400m to invest in less competitive areas of the market, such as secondaries funds and funds of funds.

Landmark adds private equity VP

Will Smalley joined in July after nearly four years at Coller Capital.

Kline Hill to double deal team in preparation for new fund

The Connecticut-based firm is returning to the market with its second fund, targeting $300m.

Abbott Capital reaches second close on $121m

At the same time the firm launched an offshore vehicle with a life of less than a year.

Penn SERS to boost fee transparency

The Pennsylvanian pension scheme wants to clarify the impact of manager fees on returns and increase the transparency of fee reporting.

Three questions with Vintage Partners’ Alan Feld

The Israel-based fund of funds has just closed its fourth secondaries fund on $215m. Co-founder Alan Feld discusses the opportunities he is seeing in the market and how secondaries investors need to do more for the companies and GPs they work with.

Setter: fund of funds volumes rocket in H1

The volume of fund of funds stakes traded on the secondaries market increased by 289% compared to FY2016, one of a number of big increases.

Halder invites bids for fund restructuring – exclusive

The €325m, 2008-vintage Halder-GMIV Germany II contains seven small- and mid-market assets.

Strategic Partners buys in $100m-plus Japanese sale

The stakes were offloaded by Norinchukin Bank, a Japanese co-operative.