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Unigestion seeks US-based exec

The Swiss investment manager is seeking a mid-level executive to source and execute transactions from its Jersey City office.

Pantheon taps ex-First Avenue exec for global fundraising role

Justin Mallis will work on fundraising activities for the investment firm's institutional strategies.

Making lemonade in the squeezed fund of funds market

Funds of funds have to differentiate to stay competitive, which for many means developing secondaries capabilities.

Ardian taps HarbourVest principal to lead Tokyo office

Kanji Takenaka will be charged with building a business which accounts for more than 12 blue-chip Japanese investors worth $2bn in AUM.

Asia Alts to offload $500m of stakes – exclusive

The Asia-focused fund of funds manager is working with Greenhill Cogent to divest a portfolio of older interests, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Finland’s eQ hits €65m secondaries first close

Almost half the capital comes from the firm's latest fund of funds.

Ardian’s Gaillard to step aside from exec committee – exclusive

The veteran will continue as head of direct funds as four executives take up their places on the committee.

Ardian picks up Altamar FoF portfolio

Altamar is aiming to lock in attractive prices by offloading stakes in funds managed by PAI, BC Partners and 3i, among others.

Deutsche buys in LGT FoF liquidation

The mature portfolio includes stakes in funds managed with exposure to restaurant chain Pizza Hut and gift and card shop Paperchase.

AlpInvest promotes Perriello to partner

The Carlyle fund of funds unit made Chris Perriello a partner and made two other promotions in its secondaries team.