US venture capital firms dominate global top 10

The ten best-performing venture capital firms this year are all based in the US, in a poor year for European firms.

GP-led secondaries: A guide for limited partner advisory committees

Written by Stephen Sims, Partner at MJ Hudson.

Private markets industry embraces future home-working as dealmakers benefit from improved lifestyle

Most workers believe they now have a more balanced routine but they haven’t compromised relationships with clients, a survey by asset management consultancy MJ Hudson has found.

Coronavirus deepens the struggles of first-time funds as investors look to established firms

Sticking to existing relationships is the safest choice for investors.

GPs delay exits and fundraising as Covid-19 hits return expectations

A third of GPs have had to postpone fundraising.

General partners hold all the aces in co-investing

Rising demand for private equity means co-investments are not seen as an incentive anymore but used to seal bigger deals.

The traditional hurdle rate comes under pressure – study finds

A quarter of all funds surveyed by MJ Hudson have removed the traditional 8% hurdle rate

How Abraaj slipped between global regulators

Firm had complex structure with entities in Mauritius, the Cayman Islands and other jurisdictions

The 2% management fee falls from favour

The rise of the megafund has put pressure on the 2% management fee

Carried interest – change, finally

Dating as far back as the 14th century, carried interest originated with the seafaring traders of Renaissance Italy.

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