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Former Abraaj partner: How to mitigate against GP ‘sharp practice’

Ahmed Badreldin, former head of MENA for The Abraaj Group, writes for PEI about his thoughts for LPs on fund due diligence lessons and investor safeguards.

What do LPs think about infra-like assets? POBA cites lack of track record as...

CIO Jang Dong-hun is concerned these investments might prove harder to exit, expresses a preference for publicly regulated assets and recalls a bad experience with crematoriums in Korea.

NPS fills one of many vacancies with new CIO appointment

The former president of BNK Financial Group, Hyo-Joon Ahn, has taken over the role today.

Korea’s POBA mulls open-ended PE and infra funds

The $9bn pension wants to invest in funds that provide more adequate liquidity protections in the event of an emergency, according to CIO Jang Dong-hun.

Five things to expect from ILPA’s guidance on GP-leds

Expect a document that gets into the weeds when the LP body issues its best practices for fund restructurings.

Texas ERS, OMERS open up new frontiers in Asian private markets

The US and Canadian pension funds have shifted to Asia for better returns and relationships.

ILPA to issue guidance on GP-led restructurings

The industry body, which represents $2trn in PE assets, plans to publish an update to its private equity principles as early as this year.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

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

Australia’s asset recycling produces ‘compelling’ results, but also poses risks

Now the initiative has ended, with most of the available assets in private hands, Daniel Kemp looks at the risks of taking such large businesses private.

Alternative fee models: not the norm

With the promise of outsized returns comes the expectation of outsized compensation.
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