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CalPERS seeks secondaries lawyers

The pension fund is looking for law firms to help it exit private investments, according to a request for proposals.
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WATCH: ‘It’s not nice being the single, token female’ on a board

QIC Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou argues diversity goes beyond gender, but meaningful representation in line roles is key.

LeapFrog: a general counsel needs to lead

The emerging market investor's new general counsel, Frances Holliday, says LP demands on risk management have changed and lawyers need to make their mark on the business.

Defaulting on commitments: what happens

When an LP can't meet a drawdown request, what happens? What recourse does a GP have? Ed Hall from law firm Goodwin analyzes the remedy and negotiation points in this extract from The LPA Anatomised.

More fund admin outsourcing likely in private real estate

Real estate fund managers expect to increase outsourcing of fund adminstration in 2018-19, and see regulation as most likely to affect their business over the next three years.

Tech Q&A: assessing a portfolio company

Technology poses some of the biggest issues for a modern private equity firm. In the third of four parts, leading tech expert Wayne Filin-Matthews of Crosslake Technologies tells firms what they should consider when doing technical due diligence on a potential acquisition.

Sofinnova: General counsels need to get dealmakers on side

Armance Bordes, French venture firm Sofinnova’s first general counsel, tells pfm general counsels need to get deal-makers on side and notes how LP demands have become 'harsher' over time.

China’s Yunfeng hires general counsel

Shaolin Luo has joined the firm - set up by tech giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma - from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Beijing.

Tech Q&A: Bridging the digital divide

Whether it’s due diligence, data exchange or tax software, technology poses some of the biggest issues for a modern private equity firm. We asked leading tech experts to answer some of the most common conundrums.

Back-office blues for private debt

As the asset class continues to grow quickly, it is struggling to ensure that administrative aspects keep pace.

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