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Norway’s sovereign fund shouldn’t stop at unlisted renewables

Taking its motives at face value, there is no obvious reason for the Government Pension Fund Global not to invest across the wider infra universe.
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Scrap fee disclosure to boost Aussie PE allocations, government urged

The AIC’s 13 policy proposals to the next government are intended to increase the flow of capital to start-ups, SMEs and other high-growth businesses.

China Everbright seeks USD after domestic fundraising crackdown

The state-owned conglomerate's private equity subsidiary will look to tap Chinese fund institutions and corporates, family offices and overseas markets including the UK and US.
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European insurers given private equity boost after regulation tweak

The European Commission has reduced the amount of capital insurers must set aside to manage the perceived risks for some long-term equities.

A prolonged government shutdown could upend private deals

There are no signs President Trump and Congress are closing in on an agreement over the budget to resume work, and the shutdown comes at a time when the stock and bond markets have experienced volatility under the spectre of rising interest rates.

Story of the year: C-corp switch entices some, leaves others unmoved

Two giant private equity houses became corporations this year while others remain unconvinced of the benefits.

‘Best practices’ guide aims to boost Spanish LP capital in private equity

Spain's private equity and venture capital association wants to make it easier for the country's institutional investors to access the asset class with its first guidance publication.

GPs with higher returns tend to report standardized formats to investors: eFront

LPs with higher AUM are also more likely to have their reporting requests realised, a recent survey showed.

EM markets investors must look beyond the headlines

The downfall of Abraaj Group, political risk and currency volatility have led to a less than rosy picture for EM fundraising this year.

How to navigate key regulatory issues in French private equity

Stiff penalties apply to GPs eyeing deals in France who do not comply with rules around foreign investment and obtaining merger clearance, according to law firm Franklin.

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