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Ardian taps HarbourVest principal to lead Tokyo office

Kanji Takenaka will be charged with building a business which accounts for more than 12 blue-chip Japanese investors worth $2bn in AUM.

Pantheon adds secondaries heads to international investment committee

Matt Jones and Rudy Scarpa are two of four promotions to the committee, which also counts secondaries professionals Elly Livingstone and Dennis McCrary as members.

Northleaf poaches Vision Capital partner for New York office launch

Matt Shafer will lead the New York team and focus on the origination and execution of secondaries transactions.

Landmark promotes four to partner

The promotions come as the firm seeks at least $6bn for private equity and real estate vehicles.

Campbell Lutyens returnee to head North American real assets

Guillermo Marroquin, who has rejoined the firm from Macquarie, will lead origination activities and manage relationships.

ICG hires Neuberger exec in European marketing push

Imene Boumalala, a more than decade-long veteran of Neuberger, joins the firm as it eyes returning to market with its latest strategic secondaries fund.

UBS taps Credit Suisse exec as EMEA private funds head

Marc Wursdorfer spent 15 years at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for primary capital raising in the Nordic region and sourcing secondaries deals.

Ardian’s Gaillard to step aside from exec committee – exclusive

The veteran will continue as head of direct funds as four executives take up their places on the committee.

Duff & Phelps builds secondaries team with Tullett Prebon hires

The corporate advisory firm moved into secondaries in June 2016 and is looking to do deals across Europe, North America and Asia.

Peirce and Jackson sworn in as SEC commissioners

The appointments bring the five-person panel to full capacity.