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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.
appointment
The asset manager, which has $170bn in alternatives AUM, is revisiting the strategy having last raised a dedicated secondaries fund in 2016.
agreement
The law firm has hired a fund finance specialist to take advantage of asset-backed lending, which has become an increasingly popular alternative to secondaries sales.
appointment
The adviser and placement agent sees a growing opportunity in the US lower middle market, particularly in preferred equity.
spring water
Europe-focused Springwater will invest the funds in opportunities brought about by market dislocation.
leverage
What was an exception is now mainstream, with buyers using leverage as bridging finance and to boost returns, according to Investec.
Pantheon
The alternatives manager has already raised more than $1bn of capital to invest in senior debt secondaries through two May fund closes.
market
The booming secondaries market is reflected in this year's survey, with several respondents closing on twice the deal volume recorded in pandemic-hit 2020.
sneak peek
Secondaries advisers are adjusting to tricky market conditions after filling their boots during a record-breaking 2021.
handshake
The placement agent has formally launched a secondaries advisory business focused on credit and infrastructure, having soft launched two years ago.
cash
The Chicago-based manager will target opportunities where it has an informational advantage that allows it to profit from 'value arbitrage', according to secondaries head Jeff Akers.
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