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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is a Hong Kong-based reporter for Private Equity International focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. In 2018, he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year in the Alternatives category. Prior to PEI, Alex wrote for a number of specialist lending publications in London.
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Future Fund’s deputy CIO: We’re placing ‘more emphasis’ on ESG

Australian sovereign fund's executive tells conference investors must adapt and improve their processes to keep up with the influx of capital into private equity

Hong Kong’s extradition crisis is a headwind for private equity

The territory's recent protests pose a challenge to attempts by the financial centre to cement its status as a private equity hub.

How does an Oaktree-Brookfield entity stack up?

Sister publication PEI's interactive charts paint a picture of how the two would marry together.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.

Abraaj dispute prompts lenders to close fund finance loophole

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm's collapse.

What LPs care about most when performing due diligence

A GP's team size, track record and style drift are given significantly greater value than culture, succession planning and the gender pay gap.

German clampdown on FDI caps wider threat to PE

Private equity managers and their LPs could stand to lose from government intervention on foreign direct investment.

How the world’s largest pension funds allocate their assets

North American pensions have the largest appetite for alternatives while their Asia-Pacific counterparts are the least enthusiastic, according to Willis Towers Watson.

Partners Group goes on hiring spree to meet LP demand

The investment firm could reach up to 150 hires by the end of the year to match its anticipated AUM growth for the year.

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.
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