Allocation Trends

French fundraising remains local despite structural reforms

SLP structure designed to boost foreign investment but domestic LPs remain dominant


Family offices, institutions to increase allocations to alternatives

LPs keen to diversify amid sombre forecasts for equity and credit markets

Spain’s ICO opens up €197m of fresh funding

Up to eight managers may apply for tenth funding round by state fund-of-funds



RPMI Railpen, Alaska and Kuwait launch fund-of-funds Capital Constellation

$700m joint venture will be managed by Kuwaiti investment firm Wafra

ATP targets fewer and larger allocations with €800m fund-of-funds

Pension plan’s GP, ATP Private Equity Partners, closes sixth fund

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Private equity co-investments soar since Millennium

Large-scale probe by CEPRES finds harder-to-access niches yield better returns

PE becomes “mainstream” for SWFs

PwC: Allocation to asset class soars in recent years amid broader SWF move to alternatives

Private equity is the leading route for sovereign wealth funds going into alternatives, says PwC

LPs back track on committing larger tickets to fewer managers

Latest Coller Capital Barometer finds LPs want to commit to more PE managers

Survey flags UK investor geopolitical fears

Volatility represents key challenge for pension funds and asset managers polled by PineBridge

Sampension seeks ‘unique’ funds

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

Sampension seeks 'unique' private equity funds

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

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

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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

CalPERS opens up to first-time private equity funds

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