Commentary

Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

Why GP-leds have taken off in Europe

Three reasons why the continent, usually behind North America in deal innovation, is in front.

Germany’s RIAM: secondaries set for declining returns

The family office-focused advisory firm believes high pricing at the peak of the cycle coupled with longer holding durations will contribute to a fall.

PEI Awards 2017: GP-led deals lead the way

Despite representing less than half of total secondaries volume in 2017, GP-led transactions stole the spotlight in PEI’s annual industry awards.

Credit Suisse: buyers are taking emerging markets seriously

Emerging markets aren't for everybody, but buyers have started to focus on markets other than the US and Western Europe in a serious way, say Credit Suisse's co-heads of secondaries advisory.

The muddy waters of performance calculation

The private funds industry is institutionalising, but the methods for calculating and reporting performance are still all over the place.

Why some Nordic Capital LPs feel left out in the cold

Not all LPs in Nordic Capital's Fund VII are happy about having just 20 days to decide on a GP-led secondaries process. 

A new direction for Harvard

The Harvard Management Company is changing its investment model, but it’s still unclear when it will pay off.

Infrastructure secondaries: an open-ended question

Does the projected growth in open-ended infrastructure funds spell the end for infra secondaries?

A Cannes notebook

Market participants gathered on the Cote d’Azur to discuss the industry’s biggest issues. Here are the key takeaways.

An emerging opportunity

Recent GP-led deals involving emerging markets show buyers are taking these regions more seriously.

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