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Happy Holidays

Secondaries Investor will be on a news break until 2 January – check back over the holiday period for some analysis pieces including the top stories of 2017. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the festive season and we look forward to catching up in 2018.

Real assets: real promise

Large GP-led infrastructure deals and an encouraging year ahead for real estate mean the picture for real assets looks bright.

Colony NorthStar on why it entered RE secondaries

Colony NorthStar's Bill Bowman and Robert Gatenio assert that having an information advantage is crucial to analysing and underwriting real estate secondaries.

Pomona on staying nimble in secondaries

Pomona Capital’s chief executive officer, Michael Granoff, reflects on the evolution of the secondaries market, today’s environment and what 2018 has in store.

Navigating conflicts in non-traditional real estate deals

Desi Co, co-founder of advisory business Accord Group, explains why some secondaries investors are offering real estate managers a chance to keep their properties through non-traditional deals.

Voting starts now in the PEI Awards 2017!

With 12 secondaries categories, don’t miss the chance to have your say in the industry's hottest annual awards.

Chinese institutional investors and HNWIs to up alternatives exposure

Chinese pensions are expected to make a push into alternatives with a 6% allocation by 2030, according to a report by Casey Quirk, a Deloitte-owned consultancy.

Insight: Exploring the travails of a Dallas pension

The plight of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, which has sold on the secondaries market as part of attempts to whittle down its alternatives portfolio, raises questions over governance and the risk for asset managers and advisors.

Apax runs GP-led process on Fund VII – exclusive

The UK's second-biggest private equity firm is working with Campbell Lutyens to create a continuation vehicle for its 2007-vintage fund, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Landmark’s 2017 predictions

Ian Charles, a partner on Landmark Partners’ private equity team and Jamie Sunday, a partner on the firm’s real estate team, discuss the market's challenges and their predictions for the rest of 2017