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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.
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.
Alaska
The portfolio acquired from a sovereign wealth fund is probably the largest-ever infrastructure sale, said Blackstone COO Jon Gray.
San Francisco
In 2017, CEO Hans Swildens said Industry Ventures' funds would only exceed $500m if there was 'a massive downmarket correction'.
Information Technology
Vertex Holdings is offering liquidity options on multiple funds in a deal that could be worth as much as $500m.
Australia
Australia's sovereign wealth fund sold more than $2bn of private fund stakes across several transactions.
fundraising
The close of Strategic Partners' latest real estate secondaries fund has led Secondaries Investor to revise its fundraising figures.
New York
Strategic Partners Real Estate VII has raised $600m more than its predecessor and is looking at a strong pipeline of GP-led deals.
Zurich
Mill Reef Capital has made five appointments since its founding last year by ex-Schroder Adveq secondaries head Nico Taverna and Gregor Hasler of LGT Capital Partners.
Singapore
The advisory firm has hired a vice-president from Campbell Lutyens, having appointed an Asian secondaries head in March.
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