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Why hiring in PE is getting tougher

The competition for hiring top talent in private equity is getting fiercer, and high salaries may no longer be enough to entice candidates.

Citing accounting inconsistency, IPEV removes pricing calculation for fair value

The valuation trade group removed a technique that was in previous guidelines because members of the industry weren’t applying it properly.

DATA SNAPSHOT: Sizing up the GP commitment

The GP's commitment to a new fund varies and can depend on the amount of funding.

How well is my portfolio performing?

There’s no one agreed-upon way to measure performance in private investments.

Crestline: Better documentation of portfolio finance in LPAs

Provisions to allow this kind of borrowing are becoming better documented in LPAs, the co-head of Crestline's portfolio finance vehicle tells PEI.

Understanding the J-curve

In this extract from Private Equity Mathematics, Ivan Herger lays out the potential models for the J-curve.

How aligned are Blackstone and its LPs with Saudi Arabia’s PIF?

The risks of sharing a blind pool where the sovereign wealth fund plays such an outsized role are being thrown into sharp relief.

Taking GP-leds to the masses

The increasing acceptance of GP-led deals has opened up opportunities in the smaller end of the market, but unique challenges arise when dealing with smaller funds.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

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

Notes on a hurdle

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

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