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Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
The firm's Global Credit segment put up stellar performance, with fundraising of $3.2 billion handily outpacing all other segments.
The firm raised $27.5bn in fresh capital last year, with global credit and investment solutions posting record fundraising years.
Managers have a big role to play in ensuring the resiliency and long-term value of investors’ portfolios, and they need to get better at supplying data.
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First-time fund managers are set to have an even tougher time on the fundraising trail amid the pandemic, but there could be opportunities for those raising capital on a deal-by-deal basis.
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The world's second-largest PE firm enforces a firm-wide travel ban in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The firm is also on track to open offices in Paris and Sydney before the end of March, according to its latest earnings announcement on Thursday.
Willis Towers Watson’s Pensions & Investments World 300 for the year ended 2018
The world’s 20 largest sovereign and public pension funds allocated 22% of their assets to alternatives and cash last year, according to Willis Towers Watson.
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With Blackstone’s stake in BC Partners the latest deal in an expanding market of GP stakes, we look at which firms have been on the acquisition trail.
In making the switch, the firm follows in the footsteps of its listed peers KKR, Blackstone and Apollo Global Management.
The transaction is part of the Bahrain-listed firm’s expansion and global growth plan to boost its AUM to $50bn.
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