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Looking forward: Americas and Europe

Secondaries volumes and fundraising are likely to have a record 2018. Here are some predictions for 2019.

Ardian and Strategic Partners receive re-ups from Tennessee

The US pension has committed $150m to each of the firms' latest private equity funds and is also considering buying and selling on the secondaries market.

Secondaries proves second best for Florida SBA

The strategy has returned 14.6% since inception, though high pricing and competition is causing the pension to lower its expectations, according to senior investment officer John Bradley.

GP performance a key part of family offices’ secondaries strategy

Family offices are twice as likely as institutional investors to sell private equity stakes due to poor manager performance.

Asian insurers’ alternatives allocation nears $1trn – report

Insurers in the region that have increased their exposure to alternative assets face regulatory changes that may hinder future investments.

Distributions spike, capital calls sink in 2017

The divergence of these metrics brings into question the idea that secondaries offers a quick path to liquidity, according to data from eFront.

Four ways CalPERS could reach $13bn in PE deployment

As the pension discusses the final plan for its revamped PE programme, we look at how it can hit its target annual deployment range, including through secondaries opportunities.

Lubert-Adler runs tender offer on RE co-investment fund

Limited partners in the firm's 2010-vintage $400m co-investment vehicle can approve an extension or sell to a secondaries buyer.

Korea’s POBA mulls open-ended funds to ‘secure liquidity’

The $9bn pension wants to invest in funds that provide more adequate liquidity protections in the event of an emergency, according to CIO Jang Dong-hun (pictured).

Korea Post Insurance seeks manager for $50m VC FoF

The strategy can be in the form of a commingled fund or a separately managed account and should invest in secondaries.

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