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Pictet raises $815m for fund of funds programme

Monte Rosa IV, which is more than twice the size of its predecessor, will invest across primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

Golding makes raft of promotions

The fund of funds manager invested around €200m in secondaries and co-investments last year, according to a statement obtained exclusively by sister publication Private Equity International.

Former StepStone secondaries head launches deal-by-deal firm

Sweetwater Capital Partners will advise clients on single deals allowing LPs direct access to secondaries, co-investment and direct transactions.

Alaska eyes $271m in secondaries sale

The sovereign wealth fund plans to sell 20 fund stakes in private equity, which has a $3.6bn market value in its portfolio.

LPs lack skills to make co-investments: Coller

Co-investments in secondaries can add another layer of complexity for LPs, according to a partner at London-based Coller.

The power of co-investments in secondaries

Co-investments can help a secondaries buyer bridge any financing gaps to purchase a large portfolio.

Douglas Kelly joins Farol Asset Management

Kelly left Pomona in August and is starting as a partner at New York-based Farol this month.

Hamilton Lane appoints new London head

Jim Strang’s appointment reflects the growth in the alternative investment management firm’s UK business.

CPG Carlyle PE Fund buys stake in Carlyle Asia fund

The closed-end fund targets high net worth investors and invests predominantly in funds sponsored by The Carlyle Group.

Ardian expands as it sees a long-term future for secondaries – update

Ardian is hiring throughout the company, including in its fund of funds business. Its portfolio companies include US pet supply store giant PetSmart.