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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in New York, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favor, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling says.

CalSTRS lands next-generation ‘superstar’

UC Regents’ Scott Chan will be second-in-command to Christopher Ailman, who has led investment at the pension for almost two decades.

Cambridge: Sub-lines can boost IRRs by 300bps

GPs are jumping at the chance to make use of credit lines, the investment consultant says, and greater transparency at the fund level is needed to help investors clearly assess performance.

The storms that blew Abraaj off course – timeline

The emerging markets specialist has suspended fundraising for its global fund and has released LPs from their commitments. What could this mean for the wider market?

Committed capital fees ‘on the way out’

In the next 10 years, half of private equity managers will move to charging only on invested capital, predicts Richard Clarke-Jervoise, a partner at family office Stonehage Fleming.

Why you want a family office in your fund

With assets in the trillions, a healthy penchant for private equity and autonomy over their investment strategy, family offices have a lot to offer fund managers.

CDPQ makes progress on shift toward directs

In its latest earnings call, CEO Michael Sabia highlighted the pension fund’s investment in insurance company USI as an example.

Is Canadian pensions’ secret sauce the perfect recipe?

Research suggests the ‘Canada Model’ for pension fund management can lead to superior returns.

CalPERS names head of manager engagement

Former Ford Foundation director Clinton Stevenson will oversee the division which works across asset classes.

RDIF creates joint fund with Turkish SWF

The Russia-Turkey Investment Fund, which could be as large as $1bn, will ‘strengthen bilateral economic ties’ between the two countries.

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