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On the minds of GPs: succession fears

Nearly one-third of professionals anticipate a succession-led key person event at their firm in the next five years, according to research by Investec.

PE will start adopting VC’s fund terms

More venture capital-like fund terms could be bad news for limited partners.
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Carlyle tweaks carry on latest tech fund – exclusive

Carlyle Europe Technology Partners IV, which closed on €1.35bn last week, will charge 25% carry after it returns 2.25x cost to LPs.

Abraaj dispute prompts lenders to close fund finance loophole

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm's collapse.

Endowments and foundations grow more concerned over fees

Two-fifths of the investors said fees are a greater concern than ever due to more muted return expectations, according to NEPC data.

What LPs consider a fair management fee

LPs expect a $5bn private equity fund to charge a 1.23% management fee, according to research from Asante Capital.

Europe: Home of the no-fault divorce clause

US funds often offer a no-fault suspension of the investment period, which is relatively rare in European funds, according to a report from MJ Hudson.

Compensation for impact managers could distort performance

Two former CIOs from the International Finance Corporation discussed whether financial rewards should be tied to impact results at a London conference.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favour, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.

Silicon Valley Bank on Abraaj, evolving credit lines & HNWs

The lender’s head of global fund banking for EMEA tells PEI about the implications of the Abraaj Group saga, enhancements in underwriting, changing LP bases and fee structures.

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