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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.

pumpkin pie
GP-led processes were used to isolate top performing assets during the bull market, so why not the opposite now?
The niche strategy is coming into its own, as it did back in the global financial crisis.
life saver, rescue
The GP-led secondaries market has long touted itself as a creative panacea for managers and LPs; in this challenging period it’s time to step up to the plate.
black swan
The economic shock caused by coronavirus is already filtering down into the asset class.
RMB to dollar restructurings
Secondaries firms with local knowledge and an appetite for bureaucracy could reap the rewards.
help wanted sign
Secondaries recruiters are having to think creatively to fill advisory side positions in a market where talented and suitable candidates aren’t immediately obvious.
Private debt is behind other alternative asset classes when it comes to secondary activity and opinions differ as to when it’s worth taking seriously.
In Asia, which holds a lot of promise for secondaries investors, hopes of increased deal volumes face an uphill battle.
Beneath the headline figures, the reports compiled by secondaries advisors reveal some intriguing sub-plots.
open door
Secondaries Investor got an inside tour this week of the advisor’s 2019 volume report, which pointed to a slightly disappointing year, particularly for GP-led deals.

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