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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.
The region priced highest among all fund types apart from venture capital and infrastructure, according to data from Setter Capital.
Strategic Partners, Committed Advisors and Willowridge Partners have picked up tail-end stakes in Apax's Europe funds VI and VII.
The preferred equity specialist, led by former CPPIB secondaries head Yann Robard, closed its debut fund in May.
The vehicle has already closed a handful of direct co-investments, Secondaries Investor understands.
No Asia-Pacific secondaries funds have closed in the past year, according to PEI data.
The investment firm's latest secondaries vehicle is 35% invested, according to its annual report. Here are the key figures for the firm's 2016 activity.
The changes will enable the $209bn public pension to participate in restructurings and other complex secondaries transactions.
The endowment has committed $5m to Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V, half its commitment to Fund IV.
The fundraising and secondaries veteran becomes Moelis's first European appointment to its private funds advisory group.
The deal involves feeder fund stakes in two Pantheon secondaries funds and a fund of funds vehicle, UK regulatory filings show.

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