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Greenhill Cogent: five predictions for 2018

Key takeaways from the advisory firm's latest report, including expectations of reduced price volatility and the diminished presence of buyout funds this year.

Landmark: RE secondaries up 20% on heels of Harvard transaction

Dollar volume climbed $1bn year-on-year as endowments reduced their legacy fund portfolios and fund sponsors continued to recapitalise funds and partnerships.

Greenhill and Setter: six of the best on secondaries in 2017

Record volumes, high prices and the growing popularity of VC funds are among the trends outlined in recent reports from the secondaries advisors.

Evercore: 2017 secondaries deal volume smashes previous record

Transaction volumes hit $54bn, with around 70% accounted for by funds of more than $4bn in size.

NYPPEX: Deal volume hit $41.4bn in 2017

Last year was a record year for secondaries trading with a 10% year-on-year rise, according to estimates from the intermediary.

Fundraising hit record high in 2017

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised more than a combined $38bn last year, driven by Strategic Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management vehicles.

ILPA: secondaries returns remain healthy in Q2

Secondaries outstripped the All Funds benchmark over a quarterly period, according to data from the LP association.

Special situations more in demand than real assets

Expectations of a change in market conditions during and the funds trading at discounts have led to their popularity, according to Asante Capital Group.

Three-quarters of LPs commit to secondaries funds – survey

Regional differences are still palpable in attitudes to investing in the strategy, according to sister publication Private Equity International's Perspectives 2018 survey.

Family offices prefer direct secondaries route

A survey conducted by Private Equity International and Montana Capital Partners showed that the direct route is most popular, followed by GP-leds and small secondaries.

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