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Rod James

Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.

Abraaj’s Vettivetpillai in jail pending £1m bail appeal

The former managing partner and head of impact appeared by video-link at Westminster Magistrates Court on fraud charges brought by the US government.

TIMELINE: What Abraaj did, according to the SEC

A timeline shows what Abraaj and founder Arif Naqvi are alleged to have done regarding the misappropriation of capital from its 2015-vintage Growth Markets Health Fund, according to the US regulator's complaint.

Inside the spin-out of Standard Chartered’s private equity unit

The spin-out of 55 people, 35 companies across three continents and the need to juggle the interests of several LPs that happen to be secondaries firms: the deal shows just how far things have come.

Morgan Stanley AIP Private Markets CIO to depart – exclusive

Neil Harper, who has been at the bank's investment partners unit since 2006, is the group's second senior departure in six months.

Secondaries funds go super-size

Private equity firms’ desire to hold assets for longer is creating misalignment with their LPs – and conditions for the secondaries market to thrive.

Music royalties: deals that dance to a different beat

A GP-led deal in the music royalties space shows how adventurous secondaries investors are getting and how readily existing deal types can be applied to new asset classes

Permira’s Potter to drive BVCA diversity agenda

Cheryl Potter has taken over as chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the third woman to hold the role since 1983.

Single-asset secondaries deals: the case for making concentrated bets

Single-asset restructurings have exploded in popularity over the past 12 months, but are not to everyone’s taste.
Photo credit: Alex Lynn

Concentrated bets

Single-asset restructurings have exploded in popularity over the past 12 months, but are not to everyone’s taste.

Ardian’s $18bn secondaries mega-fund highlights shifting GP-LP relationship

The desire of private equity firms to hold assets for longer is creating misalignment with their LPs – and conditions for the secondaries market to thrive.

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