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Mercury expands US operations – updated

The placement agent and advisory firm has opened an office in Florida and plans to launch in four other locations.

Optimize picks up Setter veteran

Gurdeep Gill has joined former Setter MD Robert McGrath at his recently launched fund of funds-focused secondaries firm.

Chicago police pension seeks broker for secondaries strategy

The $2.4bn US pension wants to become a seller and buyer of private markets stakes.

CBRE’s real estate deal volume jumped 20% in 2016

The investment banking arm of CBRE Group advised on 187 fund interests that were transferred during the year, with deal volume brokered by the firm hitting a record $2.4bn.

Tullett Prebon expands US focus – exclusive

A senior member of the firm has relocated to New York to lead a three-person team as it expands its secondaries brokerage operations, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Hycroft hires restructurings executive

The specialist investment bank has hired a former Cogent secondaries professional to focus on GP-led deals and restructurings.

MJ Hudson H1 volume surpasses 2014 total

The alternative assets specialists has advised on more secondaries deals so far this year than all of 2014.

Lea Lazaric Calvert begins at Evercore

The former UBS exec has started in Evercore's London office, and is one of a number of staff to make the switch.

Tullett Prebon hires head of real estate secondaries

The appointment of Michael McKell in a newly-created position comes at a time when buyers are increasingly interested in real estate secondaries.

Tullett Prebon wants to increase liquidity in secondaries

With its recently launched matching engine for alternative investments, Tullett Prebon is hoping to facilitate transactions in the secondary market for sellers and buyers, says Suchita Nayar, head of alternative investment North America at Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments.