On the minds of the next gen leaders

Four rising stars in secondaries, including MJ Hudson’s Megan Lau, share their expectations for the future GP-led market.

What’s on the agenda for 2021?

Side Letter: Varde’ permanent capital, LPs on remote commitments, what the US election means for GP interests

The allure of permanent capital has got to alternatives firm Varde Partners; it has inked a deal to manager insurance assets. Plus: free LP webinar, PRI gets tough, LPs on the pandemic and more.

Side letter: ICG sees signs of life, AP4 updates, the data on WFH

How is everyone getting on working from home? Getting the job done, but missing your colleagues says a survey from MJ Hudson.

Work-life balance PE will wake up to WFH

Flexible working was not a fashionable talking point before 2020. Only 7 percent of private markets professionals regularly worked from home, according to a survey of 311 of them by eVestment and MJ Hudson.

Side Letter: Ares performance, KKR in India, PE’s WFH revolution

Some data on working from home for PE professionals.

What it means when a fund ‘falls out of carry’

Firms including Apollo Global Management and KKR are facing potential clawback issues due to COVID-19 induced writedowns. What are the implications for GPs and LPs when it comes to sponsors having to pay back carry?

Why so emotional: How PE execs factor emotions into decision making

Emotions that are unconsciously repressed or denied could result to GPs missing out on deals and push practitioners to their limits, according to a report from DWS.

ILPA’s GP-led guidance one year on

The limited partners body’s guidance on GP-led fund restructurings is designed to create an industry standard for the execution of these deals, but how effective has it been in practice.

‘Class system’ emerges among LPs – report

Smaller LPs may find themselves at a disadvantage and shut out from significant terms because of the size of their commitments, according to a report from MJ Hudson.

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