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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham
Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in New York, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Three takeaways from the Responsible Investment Forum

Data and diversity dominated discussion at the third annual gathering of responsible investment professionals in New York.

Funds of funds: Opening up the defined contribution world

Funds of funds have a key role to play in opening up private markets to defined contribution pension plans.

Funds of funds become data analysis machines

Fund of funds managers can digest data more easily than LPs and GPs – and have access to plenty.

PEI Awards 2018: KKR, EQT and Blackstone dominate

Growth investing is front and centre in this year’s awards as veteran winners were joined by new faces.

JW Childs co-founder retires amid solicitation charges

John Childs, who co-founded the firm in 1995, is one of 165 subjects named by police in Florida following a six-month investigation into massage parlours.

VIDEO: Blackstone’s CFO on how to prepare for a downturn

Speaking at the PEI CFOs & COOs Forum, Blackstone CFO Michael Chae warns that in a downturn, the macro can overwhelm the micro.

No going back

The use of fund finance facilities is so ingrained in the private equity industry that nothing short of an extreme event can turn back the tide.
Michael Chae, Blackstone CFO

View from the top

For Michael Chae, the chief financial officer of Blackstone, the key to a firm’s success is people and investment performance.

Blackstone prepares to ramp up growth investing

The firm expects to launch its debut dedicated life sciences fund this year and is racing toward a large first close on its latest private equity flagship fund.
Michael Chae

Blackstone CFO: PE is the ‘least disruptable’ area of asset management

For Michael Chae, private equity fees are 'still justified' by the industry's value creation and performance.

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