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LPs can look beyond top in VC

The common refrain from limited partner investors is that they can’t access ‘top-tier’ VC funds, so they avoid them entirely. A look at the data reveals whether this belief is fact or fiction.
ANALYSIS

Future Fund focuses on technology

The lessons learned from embedding ESG risk management processes into the Future Fund’s portfolio can be readily applied to helping the fund improve its risk management for technological change.
FIS CHICAGO

Be contrarian

Investors should be contrarian in their private equity allocations because there is a negative relationship between capital flows and returns.
INVESTOR PROFILE

How is the Tesco fund faring aged one?

According to the latest figures, an ambitious turnaround plan at the United Kingdom’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has helped reverse falling profits. Last year the retailer, one of Britain’s largest private sector employers and a landmark in every town since founder Jack Cohen opened his first store in North London in 1929, also changed strategy... Read more »
ANALYSIS

Natixis champions
Asian alternatives

In a bid to achieve long-term returns without incurring the risk of today’s choppy markets, Asia’s biggest institutional investors are increasingly opting for alternatives in their asset allocation. The majority of respondents in a survey of 120 Asian institutional investors no longer deem long-held industry norms – such as lengthy holding periods or conventional 60/40... Read more »
ANALYSIS

Venture hangs on to long-term pole position

Venture capital has been through probably its worst decade ever as an institutional investor asset class, as private equity – as dominated by buyouts – recovered over the past few quarters from some of the ground lost during the global financial crisis.