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Adam Le

Adam Le is the News Editor for PEI Media's private equity publications, overseeing the flow of global news and analysis for Secondaries Investor as well as sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in London, Adam works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI's offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. Prior to PEI, his roles included reporting on finance and technology for Bloomberg Japan.
Following last month's hire of Gordon Bajnai, the former Prime Minister of Hungary, the firm has recruited a veteran of Canada's third-largest public pension plan.
The $50bn pension, which currently has a 0.5% allocation to infrastructure, is searching for a consultant to help it with alternatives investments.
The investment firm has already raised at least $700m for the vehicle.
Mubadala Investment Company becomes the world's 14th-largest sovereign wealth fund.
The hire comes as the global investment manager seeks €250m for its first secondaries fund in the asset class since the firm’s 2014 formation.
The team joins asset manager Patrimonium three months after the successful restructuring of its 2007-vintage fund.
It is understood the vehicle, which launched in February, will make secondaries investments.
The troubled pension was expected to approve the sale, which includes private equity and real assets stakes, on Thursday.
The private equity and infrastructure investment firm has hired Michael Bowen to focus on direct secondaries and co-investments.
Recent mishaps have not been in vain: secondaries is an evolving industry and it is learning from its early missteps. We take stock of what we know so far in three bullet points.

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