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Rod James

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.

Pantheon adds principal to real assets team

Janice Ince will source, evaluate and execute real assets primary and secondaries deals from the firm's San Francisco office.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

MJ Hudson ex-secondaries head resurfaces at Dentons

Ted Craig is now the third partner comprising Dentons' alternative funds practice, which the law firm aims to double in size over the next few years.

Campbell Lutyens plots Paris office amid Brexit concerns – exclusive

The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.

The year infra came to the GP-led party

The closing of Manulife Financial's stapled deal in June – among the largest in North America this year – is further evidence that large asset holders and managers have a third option for their assets.

Partners Group enacts succession plan

PE head David Layton is to replace Christoph Rubeli as co-CEO of the Swiss alternative investment manager.

CalPERS seeks secondaries lawyers

The pension fund is looking for law firms to help it exit private investments, according to a request for proposals.

Stafford holds €400m final close on infra secondaries fund

The vehicle has already made six investments in infrastructure managers from Europe, the US and Australia, equivalent to around 25% of capital raised.

Abraaj’s Naqvi: We have been humbled, exhausted and tested

As the firm appoints liquidators, founder Arif Naqvi says he is hopeful the fund management business will live on under new owners.

An IRRitating metric

Is the internal rate of return the most appropriate way to present investment performance?

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