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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.
The Richmond, Virginia-based small secondaries firm closed its last fund in March 2018 on $275m.
Liquid Stock
San Francisco-headquartered Liquid Stock's $161m fund extends part-debt/part-equity financing to private company shareholders.
An increased need for liquidity and a lack of enthusiasm for preferred equity are two trends that emerge from the secondaries firm's latest investor survey.
Rakesh Jain will help lead the firm's expansion in private credit primaries, secondaries, co-investments and special situations.
Aberdeen Standard
Graham McDonald is leaving as part of a PE and VC restructuring process, the firm tells PEI.
The 10 largest secondaries funds in market are targeting a combined $70.5bn, compared with $39.45bn being sought by the largest debt funds, Secondaries Investor data show.
crack, goodbye
While the secondaries market may for many be just a portfolio management tool, the close relationship between LPs and GPs means the stigma of selling has not gone away completely.
digital river
The first in our look at firms challenging the status quo is Rivver – a firm that believes it can further narrow the illiquidity discount borne by private funds investors.
Strategic Partners Real Estate VII is targeting very mature assets in major cities, with potential for a quick sale.
The Carlyle subsidiary has backed a number of headline deals this year.

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