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Allen Waldrop of Alaska Permanent Fund says the fundraising slowdown has given LPs more time to evaluate managers and find those who will outperform the broader market.
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A new report shows GPs and LPs have sharply different views as to the 'most pressing issues that GPs are currently facing.'
Some investors have started to push back on GPs, but it appears they are hesitant to slam on the brakes for fear of missing out on strong returns down the road.
venture capital, cryptocurrencies, Neptune Dash, Cale Moodie
Defined contribution plans should let their members invest in private equity before they roll the dice on crypto. Pantheon is working on just such a plan.
election, US, vote, voting, trump, biden
About seven in 10 Americans believe Tuesday’s election is the most important one of their lifetimes, according to a recent YouGov poll. We don’t have a similar poll for private equity pros, but there’s no doubt the outcome of this election could have a major impact on the industry. In just one example, if Democrats […]
On episode 11 of the podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn’t had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman’s single-asset secondary transaction […]
In episode 12 of the podcast, Sam Sutton walks us through how the misuse of an office scanner led to a clash between board members at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. First, . Next (at 22:22), Luisa Beltran tells us about what’s happening in financial technology M&A. Finally (at 33:04), Chris Witkowsky continues his […]
In episode 13 of the podcast, Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton discuss a restructuring of fundless sponsor Argonne Capital Group’s six portfolio companies. Is the transaction a harbinger of more creative deals on the secondary market? The next topic is the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Is it considering setting up a new platform to pursue direct […]
private equity, venture capital, family offices
If you’re like us, you probably think you know quite a bit about family offices. Read on to see how your beliefs stack up against the findings of our analysis of our family office database. The database has quickly grown to 376 profiles, so we thought it would be fun to dig into the data […]
VCJ Top 10 Deals
Can you guess our #1 story? Deal scoops accounted for five of the 10 most popular stories Stories about spinouts were also a hot topic As 2018 draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to look back at the biggest stories of the year. Specifically, we wanted to know what readers found […]

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