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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.

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

USS staffs up to hunt for direct investments

The £60bn UK pension fund believes it can deliver 'superior after-cost risk-adjusted returns’ by going direct.

Proprietary deal flow is ‘overrated’

LPs ‘love to focus on it’, but uncompeted deal processes do not lead to better returns, say dealmakers.

Abraaj nears $1bn target for healthcare fund

A final close is understood to be just weeks away on the firm's first sector-focused fund.

Meketa hires former Greenpark CIO

Daniel Green, a veteran secondaries investor, has taken on a broader remit that will cover primaries and secondaries across various private markets.

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