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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.
pricing
Buyers will value a 'safe pair of hands' over pure return potential until the market stabilises further, according to Elm Capital.
Renminbi
IDG Capital, which has $20bn in assets, is understood to have run a novel yuan-to-dollar secondaries process advised by Lazard.
pdi
This week Secondaries Investor moderated a panel on the debt secondaries market hosted by sister publication Private Debt Investor. Here is what we learned from the discussion featuring executives from Manulife Investment Management, Tikehau Capital and Pantheon.
biotech
The deal involving Medicxi was based around six assets and completed at a premium to NAV, co-founder Francesco De Rubertis told Secondaries Investor.
dealflow
The proportion of respondents who are 'not concerned' about liquidity was 81% across the summer, compared with 46% in the spring, according to a survey by the advisory firm.
coronavirus
RCP Advisors was targeting a summer final close for its $150m overage fund, which will invest alongside its flagship secondaries fund in coronavirus-induced opportunities.
appointment
London-based Rede, which hired a new head of secondaries in January, worked on €867m of deal volume in 2019.
Switzerland
Montana Capital Partners has been investing its €800m Fund IV, which held its final close in 2018.
Money
Paris-based investment manager Tikehau hired StepStone's Olga Kosters to head up the strategy in November.
Los Angeles
The $60bn US pension backed the Revelstoke and Accel-KKR GP-led deals last year and expects to invest in more before the year is out.
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