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AlpInvest’s Neal Costello on the continued rise of single-asset secondary deals

AlpInvest’s Neal Costello on the continued rise of single-asset secondary deals

In a yet a further sign of continuing maturity in private equity, its secondary market is being driven by GP-led deals, giving rise to a greater proliferation of single asset transactions. And as AlpInvest’s Neal Costello explains, this is presenting wider opportunities for liquidity providers.  

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PGIM's Stephen Oxley asks whether the convergence of liquid and illiquid alternatives really is in the best interests of investors?

PGIM's Stephen Oxley asks whether the convergence of liquid and illiquid alternatives really is in the best interests of investors?

I read a prediction in one of those crystal-ball gazing missives that financial firms like to put out at the start of every year. It forecast that there will be continued blurring between hedge funds and private equity. I must admit I baulk at such an idea and find myself asking whether the convergence of liquid and illiquid alternatives is a desirable end and, if so, whose interests might best be served by an erosion of the distinction.

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Technology can counter investor conservatism

Technology can counter investor conservatism

“For too long the best investments have been out of reach, even for the majority of sophisticated investors. Investment technology platforms can democratise access to private investments, helping investors to build more diverse, resilient, and higher performing investment portfolios,” says Kinson Lo, founder of London-based online investment platform Dot Investing. In this op-ed Lo explains how he believes tech can streamline the investment process and why it's particularly important during times like these.