Allocation Trends

Sampension seeks ‘unique’ funds

Sampension’s CIO draws parallels to current market with 2008 crisis


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Go your own way: LPs raise external capital for direct investment plays

PE institutional investors are exploring making direct investments with other LPs’ money

Nordic insurer launches co-investment funds

Nordea Liv & Pension is launching three dedicated co-investment funds to be deployed alongside with fund managers and other pension funds



CalPERS seeks first-time funds

The program is open to all qualified managers in global equities and private equity


HarbourVest raises $1.75bn for co-investment fund

Firm increased the fund’s hard-cap to $1.75bn from $1.5bn due to over-subscription


European VC fundraising totals €6.4bn in 2016

European VC firms are proving their resilience


Unigestion closes direct fund on €255m

The private equity fund attracted capital from pension funds, insurance firms, banks and family offices


Nordea and AlpInvest launch co-investment programme

The joint venture will start with €200m of commitments for private equity co-investments


Sweden to allow National Pension Funds to invest in private equity

Previously only the Sixth AP Fund had been allowed to substantially invest in private equity


Abu Dhabi looks to direct private equity investments

The Gulf State’s investment fund increased its direct investment activity in 2016


SWFs abandon private equity and move to real estate

Invesco report reveals SWFs targeting real estate due to lack of PE opportunities


Swedish Church Pension’s SRI policy challenges PE investing

Kyrkans Penionskassa’s new sustainability policy could make it more difficult to invest in private equity


Castle Mount LP holds first close on €60m

BMO PE has held a first close on its Castle Mount LP fund on €60m




Permira closes third debt fund on €2.1bn

The fund will feature €400m of leverage at the fund level


Private eye: technology unlocks private equity for private investors

New technologies will unlock the swelling pool of private wealth wanting to access PE


Sweden’s AP2 commits $50m to TPG impact fund

TPG Growth-managed The Rise Fund follows the UN Sustainable Development Goals


Desire for PE causes LP introspection

LPs wanting to increase their allocations to private equity appear to be in a self-reflective mood


Alpha closes Fund 7 on €903m

Alpha Private Equity has closed its mid-market pan-European Fund 7 on €903m, exceeding its €800m target.