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Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.
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GP-led processes were used to isolate top performing assets during the bull market, so why not the opposite now?
The fund has sub-vehicles investing in asset classes such as PE, debt and infrastructure, each of which can commit 30% to secondaries.
Alaska
The $66bn sovereign wealth fund is inviting bids on a portfolio comprised around 40% of infrastructure funds.
communications tower
Wireless infrastructure operator Phoenix Tower International is being moved into a continuation vehicle, Secondaries Investor understands.
Growth investing
Standards regimes can encourage box-ticking at the expense of more detailed analysis, according to the secondaries firm's ESG & sustainability head.
The investment manager has raised $235m for a global real assets fund, 10% of which will be invested via secondaries.
Canadian flag
A significant portion of the capital is part of an expanded secondaries-focused mandate with Canadian pension fund CDPQ.
Infrastructure Partners II is targeting $1.5bn, more than treble the amount raised for Landmark's first infrastructure secondaries programme.
For an LP, navigating these processes can be a minefield. Rod James, of sister publication Secondaries Investor, offers a few pointers.
Michael Slane, co-head of Investec's European Funds group, talks to sister publication PEI about the heightened need for FX hedging and how private funds can do it without breaking the bank.
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