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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.

Landmark’s Infrastructure Partners II terms revealed

Infrastructure Partners II is targeting $1.5bn, more than treble the amount raised for Landmark's first infrastructure secondaries programme.

GP-led secondaries are on the rise, but LPs need to beware

For an LP, navigating these processes can be a minefield. Rod James, of sister publication Secondaries Investor, offers a few pointers.

How to reduce the cost of forex hedging

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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DLA Piper makes GP-led play with Hogan Lovells hire – exclusive

Adam Tope will focus on infrastructure, energy and real estate GP-led restructurings.
Picture by James Clarke. www.jamesclarke.me, james@jamesclarke.me, 07941 676821.

Naqvi lawyer: US ‘political interests’ behind Abraaj charges

Barrister Hugo Keith QC says the US government's case is politically motivated due to the threat Abraaj Group and Arif Naqvi represent to US interests.

Updated indictment sheds new light on Abraaj case

The document paints a picture of deceit, bribery and personal enrichment at the collapsed emerging markets firm.
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Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.

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.
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