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PE and the pandemic: What firms can do to gain a competitive edge

PE and the pandemic: What firms can do to gain a competitive edge

By Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO, InCloudCounsel – The Covid-19 pandemic has had massive economic impacts across the globe, though the ultimate effect on business remains to be seen. What will likely become clear in time, though, is that the pandemic will have a substantial negative impact on private markets that extends to almost every corner of the economy.

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PE investors should hold their nerve, even if mark-to-market valuations worsen in Q2

PE investors should hold their nerve, even if mark-to-market valuations worsen in Q2

It is unlikely that the full extent of mark-to-market valuations will be known until 30 June, when Q2’s financial reports are issued. And while this might cause investors to break out into a cold sweat, the advice being offered by investment consultants is, ‘Don’t make any knee-jerk decisions and keep investing’.

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Five ways to stick to your investment process

Five ways to stick to your investment process

By Clare Flynn Levy, CEO & Founder of Essentia Analytics – There is nothing familiar about the situation we’re in today. So it’s easy – almost automatic, in fact – for us to assume that our familiar modes of behaviour no longer apply. But as investors, we know that uncertain and turbulent times are precisely when it’s most important to observe – and adhere to – our established investment process.

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Finding value in Asia Pacific

Finding value in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific’s private market attracted USD117 billion in net capital inflow in 2019, led predominantly by private equity where fund raising topped USD94 billion according to McKinsey’s Private Markets Review 2020. This represented a 25 per cent reduction year-on-year, led principally by closed ended real estate, which closed 2019 with a modest USD13 billion in fundraising; down 39 per cent on 2018.