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Our in-house take on what news, trends and developments affecting the secondaries market means to its different participants. In these weekly commentaries we stir discussion and prompt debate as well as comment on issues important to market participants in a lively and thought-provoking way.

Sunbeam through the black stormy cloud, silver lining
Preliminary fundraising figures for H1 show a market well-capitalised to absorb a flurry of dealflow in the second half of the year.
Top 5 fundraises
And why your next subscription credit facility will be more expensive.
drought
The Neuberger Berman unit’s management-fees securitisation this week shows GPs are coming up with novel ways to give liquidity.
Diversity, gender, women, female
We’re extending the deadline for submissions to our Young Guns of Secondaries list this year by one week – but only for non-male candidates.
pebbles, beach, rocks meditate
Here’s a taste of what senior market professionals had to say about the state of the secondaries market in sister publication PEI’s recent roundtable.
diversity
The leaders of some of the most prominent firms have spoken out about discrimination.
challenge
The barriers to entry for asset managers keen to get a slice of the pie are higher than they may seem.
ant, leaf, small, tiny
Less competition and a likely increase in the number of smaller forced sellers could make 2020 a good vintage for niche players.
wrestling
The secondaries market offers various tools sponsors can use, regardless of the lack of visibility caused by the covid-19 crisis.
leverage
Secondaries market leverage use is facing its first real test. Whether it passes will have implications for the future health and reputation of the industry.
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