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Toby Mitchenall

Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor for private equity at PEI Media. He is responsible for and regular contributor to the private equity coverage across Private Equity International, Secondaries Investor and private funds management and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.
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Carlyle exec: Automation is a looming ESG issue

The wave of automation that is just starting to hit private equity portfolios needs to be thought-through from an ESG standpoint, delegates at the Operating Partners Forum: Europe were warned on Tuesday.

Bored of diversity yet? You shouldn’t be

Private fund CFOs: if you haven’t been tasked with creating a more diverse workforce, you probably will be.

CFOs and COOs Forum: PME gains ground as LP benchmark of choice

The shortcomings of available performance data are making public market equivalents a more attractive benchmark.

Time to put some flesh on the bones of impact investing?

There is no lack of enthusiasm for impact investing, but a lack of definition risks undermining progress.

Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

Time to put some flesh on the bones of impact investing

There is no lack of enthusiasm for impact investing, but a lack of definition risks undermining progress.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

Why LPs don’t stress when GPs mess with the pref

The hurdle rate is facing downward pressure; investors might just let it slide.

A key-man conundrum

KKR’s poaching of CLSA’s head of real estate has implications for private fund managers of all asset classes, finds Toby Mitchenall.

The elephant in the responsible investment room

Tax is not on the ESG agenda; maybe it should be
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