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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.

The consultant’s case for secondaries

The strategy suits both fledgling and mature portfolios – with caveats – says Cambridge Associates.

What are LPs reading this summer?

Looking to break the ice at your next investor pitch? Try picking up one of these summer reads.

Why Glendower will be a big name in secondaries

The former captive unit of Deutsche Bank is no longer the parent company’s ‘neglected child’.
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Two timing issues that can kill a deal

Impending NAV updates and carried interest catch-up can make or break a transaction.

Putting Jeonju on the GP’s map

The world’s third largest pension fund maybe going through turmoil, but its alternatives programme still looks inviting to fundraisers.

Tough time for take-off

The real estate secondaries space is challenging for established players, let alone for new entrant Neuberger Berman.

Three unusual deals of H1

Record half-yearly fundraising means buyers have had to expand their investment scope to chase promised returns. Here’s a trio of innovative transactions that caught our eye.

Five things we learned about the changes at Partners Group

The investment firm wants to ensure it’s a one-stop shop.

Divided over a key issue

Is investor focus on key person clauses misguided?

Three questions with Crestline’s Dave Philipp

Crestline, which is based in Texas, has shifted towards the preferred equity niche. Secondaries Investor caught up with the firm’s head of PE credit and fund restructuring to talk deal sourcing and increased interest in preferred equity.