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Editor's View

Our in-house take on what news, trends and developments affecting the secondaries market means to its different participants. In these weekly commentaries we stir discussion and prompt debate as well as comment on issues important to market participants in a lively and thought-provoking way.

An emerging opportunity

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

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.

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.

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?

Real assets: real promise

Large GP-led infrastructure deals and an encouraging year ahead for real estate mean the picture for real assets looks bright.

Voting starts now in the PEI Awards 2017!

With 12 secondaries categories, don’t miss the chance to have your say in the industry's hottest annual awards.

The curious case of Deutsche’s secondaries programme

The asset manager is coming full circle with the appointment of Mark McDonald.

Are secondaries too good to be true?

Cyril Demaria, head of private markets at Wellershoff & Partners, argues secondaries provide a false sense of security to investors and that the benefits of mitigating the J-curve may have been oversold to LPs.

When less isn’t more

CalPERS is reviewing its strategy of consolidating PE commitments into fewer managers. What will that mean for the industry?