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Spotlight Podcast - Private Equity International
7 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Is now the time to sell a portfolio?
As the global economy recovers and buyers bump up on their allocation limits on a glut of GP-led deals, the LP market is seeing a resurgence. Mike Custar and Jake Stuiver of White Plains-based secondaries advisory M2O discuss whether now is the ideal time to take an LP portfolio deal to market.
12 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
How private debt has weathered the uncertainty around inflation
The economic bounce-back from covid came quickly, says Randy Schwimmer of Churchill Asset Management, which caused inflation to be on everyone's minds.
12 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
SoftBank on foodtech: ‘Scale, scale, scale’
Investment director Angela Du says covid added urgency to the need to build supply chains for alternative proteins and cultured meat.
7 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
IFM on infra debt’s success and the challenges ahead
Matthew Wade, IFM’s executive director for debt investments, explains approaches LPs are taking to the sector.
7 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Should you build your portfolio on secondaries?
Academic Cyril Demaria and Greenhill's Bernhard Engelien debate the role of secondaries in portfolio construction and what LPs should bear in mind.
8 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Can we cure the cyber-crime epidemic?
Hugh Thomson, managing partner at Crosspoint Capital, discusses the recently issued Executive Cybersecurity Order and its potential influence on B2B and B2C companies.
13 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
How inflationary pressures are likely to play out in private equity
Nicholas Brooks, head of economic and investment research at ICG, discusses the biggest things GPs should be concerned about in an era of inflation and potential interest rate rises.
9 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
The poor are 'profoundly absent' in impact investing conversations
Can private capital really solve the world's biggest challenges? Is there something wrong with the way private equity funds are raised? We discuss the rise and fall of Abraaj with Simon Clark, co-author of 'The Key Man'.
7 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Former top SEC examiner names biggest risks to PE
Firms should focus beyond the Commission's 'hot topic' compliance issues and understand their own individual vulnerabilities.
10 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
How covid halted strategic sophistication
Having paused, investors will once again begin expanding into more adventurous areas, says William Nicol of M&G.
31 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Is action living up to the rhetoric on gender diversity?
Journalists across the PEI stable share their insights on an issue that has become top of mind for private fund managers and investors.
16 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Is it finally time for asset recycling in the US?
We catch up with IFM Investors executive director Tom Osborne on the new bipartisan infra plan, how to implement asset recycling in the US, PPPs, the new IFA and much more.
7 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
True Ventures talks scouting diverse talent and what a ‘VP of culture’ does
Co-founder Phil Black describes how the VC firm tracks diversity metrics and works with founders to grow inclusive teams.
21 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Where did all the distressed money go?
Large amounts of capital have been raised for distressed strategies in private debt and real estate, but thanks to government support schemes, finding a home for it is proving a challenge.
16 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
SPONSORED: The democratisation of private markets is under way
Regulators and fund managers are adapting to accommodate greater retail investor participation in private markets, say SEI's Ross Ellis and ANZU Research's Steve Unzicker.
6 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Why NextEnergy launched the world's first international solar fund
Founding partner and chief executive Michael Bonte-Friedheim explains why the UK-based firm created NextPower III, the only dedicated international solar fund.
15 minutes | May 19, 2021
Why the American Jobs Plan is an opportunity not to be missed
I Squared Capital founder Sadek Wahba discusses why the Biden administration’s infra plan is a crucial first step, and how a US version of the World Bank could play a key role in mobilising private capital.
10 minutes | May 5, 2021
What to do with all the excess retail?
Executives from Angelo Gordon, Nuveen Real Estate and Canada Life make the business case for their preferred alternative use for the property type.
16 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Behind the latest PE and private debt fundraising numbers
PEI's editorial team takes a look at the record $180bn raised for private equity in Q1 2021 and how average fund sizes for private debt funds topped $1bn for the first time during the quarter.
8 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
How OMERS’ infrastructure portfolio bucked the trend in 2020
Philippe Busslinger, the Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure in Europe, explains what was behind its 8.6% return last year and how it plans to battle increased competition.
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