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Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

A Cannes notebook

Market participants gathered on the Cote d’Azur to discuss the industry’s biggest issues. Here are the key takeaways.

An emerging opportunity

Recent GP-led deals involving emerging markets show buyers are taking these regions more seriously.

Why secondaries are not a free lunch: the myth of the J-curve

In the third part of our series, Cyril Demaria, head of private markets at Wellershoff & Partners, argues the wait for returns is not as long as people think.

Decoding the CalPERS request for information

The US's largest public pension, which has launched a search for potential partners, expects to grow its secondaries and SMAs participation by 'material amounts.'

Expect fundraising to look slower this year

The record amount of capital hauled in for private equity secondaries in 2017 is unlikely to be repeated in 2018.

Why secondaries are not a free lunch: the myth of better performance

In the second part of our series, Cyril Demaria, head of private markets at Wellershoff & Partners, examines the evidence that secondaries perform better than funds of funds.

Looking forward: Americas and Europe

Secondaries volume is likely to have a record year with the market developing in many ways. Here are six predictions for 2018.

Why secondaries are not a free lunch: the myth of education

In the first of a three-part series, Cyril Demaria, head of private markets at Wellershoff & Partners, says that new entrants into the secondaries market often underestimate the amount of information and level of insight required to succeed.

Resolve to vote

Victory in the PEI Awards 2017 is a proven antidote to January blues.

Looking forward: Asia-Pacific

What will 2018 hold for the region?