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Survey flags UK investor geopolitical fears

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


Brexit risks regulatory expertise loss for PE

The FCA’s expertise and approach to private equity regulation will be missed

The week’s ESG briefing

Nov 17: EU consults on fiduciary duties, investors move on climate disclosure, UN’s green finance blueprint



Dörte Höppner: from reputations to operations

From CEO of Invest Europe and now COO of Riverside Europe, Höppner continues to play a major role in PE

Idinvest hires global IR head

Charles Daulon leaves AXA to lead French GP’s IR efforts in Europe and Asia as partner

French private equity firm Idinvest hires new global IR head Charles Daulon du Laurens

Trump’s tax plans to dampen PE appetite for debt

Lobbying underway against move to cap tax breaks for interest payments, lawyers tell The Drawdown

ICG holds €5.2bn final close on third senior debt fund

Newly-closed vehicle is third for senior debt strategy in six years

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Adams Street Partners hires James Walker as COO

James Walker joins from similar role at Credit Suisse Private Bank

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EU centralisation drive met with caution

Proposal to let Esma authorise directly certain funds draws mixed reaction from regulators at Irish industry event

Plans by the European Commission to centralise EU financial supervision met with caution

IR profile: Bridges Fund Management

Partner Maggie Loo shares the perks and challenges of fundraising with impact in mind

The Drawdown speaks to Maggie Loo, IR partner at private equity impact specialist Bridges Fund Management

Meeting the challenge of managing multiple investors

Connection Capital’s Claire Madden believes a nuanced and dynamic approach is key to communicating effectively to a large investor base

The week’s ESG briefing

Nov 10: UN climate talks, ESG’s future, mapping green risks, the tax conundrum

The Drawdown looks at the must-know ESG developments for private equity professionals

How to train your deputy

No operational leader is an island


Synova sets up shop in the US

UK player hires two for first ever overseas office to help companies cross the pond


Former Bowmark execs launch Apiary Capital

Three executives from Bowmark and August found new GP


General Atlantic adds head of capital partnerships

Actis’s Pamela Fang to help recruit LPs for the growth equity firm in Asia


The week’s ESG briefing

Nov 2: Sustainability roadmaps, LPs’ ESG doubts, the price of fake news, the momentum around gender-focused PE


Main Capital hires CFO ahead of fund V final close

Chief financial, risk and governance officer Scheurwater joins Dutch firm