Is private equity investment in the energy sector dead? Not according to Cambridge Associates. But the consultant argues that the game has changed and to be successful, investors should adopt a new commitment strategy; and while the industry faces secular challenges, managers can innovate to exploit disruption and generate attractive absolute returns.
Michael BrandNovember 7, 2019
ESG is a core expectation of LPs in assessing private equity managers, and some asset owners including AP2 are willing to forego opportunities if a manager is not transparent on ESG, a panel at PRI in Person discussed.
Sarah RundellSeptember 11, 2019
The $31.3 billion South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission has launched a co-investment private equity program in a bid to reduce risk and enhance returns. Partnering with Chicago-headquartered GCM Grosvenor, RSIC will tap Grosvenor’s own private equity deal flow, as well as introductions to the manager’s GP network.
Sarah RundellAugust 19, 2019
Almost exactly 30 years ago, a famous article by Michael Jensen in the Harvard Business Review predicted that private equity would “eclipse” the public corporation because it was a superior form of corporate ownership. Academics at Oxford's Said Business School examine whether this prediction has played out.
Peter Morris and Ludovic PhalippouAugust 13, 2019
There is a prevailing view among LPs that once a PE firm has an underperforming fund, the best way forward is to stop committing to future funds. But do outperforming funds that become underperformers deserve consideration?
Wes Bradle and Alex AbellJuly 3, 2019
Engagement and stewardship in private equity has been left out in the cold. This is strange for an asset class with high returns and where the foundation is already in place for the asset manager to act on behalf of the asset owner for strong engagement. Bob Eccles encourages more action.
Bob EcclesJune 17, 2019