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Partners Group CTO Schnidrig

How Partners Group does tech

Chief technology officer Raymond Schnidrig explains how the $78bn firm uses the tools at its disposal.

The carried interest model could be improved. Here’s why it won’t be

Making LPAs more akin to contracts between fund managers and their portfolio company execs would lead to better GP-LP alignment.
Aerial View of City Network of Beijing Skyline

What the Belt and Road can learn from the AIIB

As criticism against the initiative grows around the globe, the Beijing-based multilateral offers clues on how to move forward.

Are investors unrealistic when it comes to renewables?

New research suggests allocations to the sector are set to double over the next five years. But nostalgia seems to be driving what investors want and obscuring what they can get.

The rise of the activist pensioner

First Super CEO Bill Watson worries it’s only a matter of time before his superannuates realise they own some of the assets providing them a poor service. He’s right to do so.
Highway traffic to Jacksonville, Florida, US

Settlement shows cost of getting traffic forecasts wrong

Macquarie Capital has settled a lawsuit with Syncora Guarantee for $38m, following accusations of using inflated projections to secure a toll road acquisition. We find the pre-crisis deal offers some valuable lessons for the transportation industry.

Keeping the faith in Europe’s mid-market

The French manager had a busy 2018 celebrating a fourth fund close and 10 years of existence. Founder and CEO Vincent Levita and partner Bruno Candès tell us what’s next for the firm and why they will keep saying no to larger deals.

Year in Review: Diversity’s growing momentum

The #MeToo movement gave a new urgency to diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace, fuelling a conversation that grew increasingly louder in 2018. With much still to be done, do not expect a change of topic in the coming year.
Wind power

Nordic renewables platform one of last deals from Ardian Fund IV

Similar in strategy to US platform Sky Renewables, the €300m investment aims to build a portfolio focused on wind, solar, hydro and biomass.

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