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Rod James

Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.
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Mary Hunt will advise on diversity, equity and inclusion in the Chicago manager's portfolio and manage a new fund focused on the area.
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The fund makes primary, secondaries and direct co-investments in funds and businesses 'with a clear focus on environmental impact'.
'Many millennia of bias' make it vital that PE firms actively promote candidates from underrepresented groups, said Nic Humphries.
Negative headlines are causing some LPs to review their relationships with Vista Equity Partners and Apollo Global Management. This has implications for the secondaries market.
The appointment of Myriam Vander Elst follows that of an ex-Wells Fargo subscription finance executive in May.
Secondaries buyers should look for a chance to engage with GPs on ESG before deciding not to invest, says LGT Capital Partners' ESG committee chairman.
The investment manager closed its latest fund last September on $220m.
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