Rise Fund hires two as it pushes forward with fundraise

Walter Robb joins as senior advisor and Taryn Goodman as sector lead for food and agriculture.

Bill Browder on investing in Russia: ‘You risk going to jail or dying’

Fund manager-turned-activist Bill Browder made his money investing in public equities in emerging markets; now he has all his capital invested in private equities in developed markets. As a man wanted dead by the Russian establishment, he has an interesting take on investment risk.

Carlyle’s Rubenstein on family offices, fund duration and why some investors shun emerging markets

Here are five key takeaways from the Carlyle Group co-founder's speech on private equity's top trends at a recent industry conference in Geneva.

Carlyle’s Rubenstein: ‘Debt is the biggest threat to private markets’

The firm’s co-founder says the amount of debt in global economies is worrying, along with dysfunction in government and challenges brought by ageing societies.

Riverside Europe sees change at top amid fund launch – exclusive

Karsten Langer takes over leadership of The Riverside Company’s Europe business as the firm seeks to raise its largest-ever fund for the region.

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.

Nordic Capital head of capital markets departs – exclusive

Mark Bulmer, an 11-year veteran of the European private equity stalwart, has decided to resign to explore new opportunities.
Boston Massachusetts Cityscape

JW Childs rebrands as Prospect Hill Growth Partners

John Childs, who co-founded the Boston-based firm in 1995, retired in February amid charges of solicitation of prostitution in Florida.

Meteor5 appoints PE veteran Kevin Albert as senior advisor

Albert, who remains senior partner and partnership board member at Pantheon, will help Meteor5 identify new opportunities.
Dubai, UAE

Life after Abraaj: How former employees can remain in private equity

Junior and mid-level employees are widely regarded as attractive targets, while more senior personnel may find themselves on the receiving end of tough questions from future business partners.

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