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Record deal flow in Q2 for Asian venture capital

Asian venture capital markets reported a record second quarter aggregate deal value rise to $47bn, according to Preqin data.

Brexit uncertainty slows UK PERE while Europe surges ahead with deals

Brexit is causing consternation in the UK private equity real estate market. In the 12 months following the referendum, the volume of PERE deals in the UK has dropped by a third.

Institutional investors favour emerging managers as allocations set to increase this year

Institutional investors and family offices will maintain their commitment to alternative asset managers this year, according to a survey.

Investors still allocating to alternatives but struggle to find the right managers

Investors are cautiously optimistic about investing into alternatives, according to a survey by Catalyst Financial Partners.

Investors need smarter comparisons to benchmark evolving private equity fund structure performance

Fund level benchmarks that institutional investors have relied on to evaluate private equity managers and opportunities no longer provide a complete picture, according to Cambridge Associates.

Listed private equity may offer way into asset class for investors that need liquidity

Listed private equity funds have recently been trading at wide discounts to net asset value of more than 20 per cent despite good investment performance over the last five years, according to data from Edison.

Domestic firms drive Asia-focused PERE market for fundraising and transaction activity

Asian private equity and real estate managers located in the region are driving fundraising and transaction activity, despite some of the largest global firms launching Asia-focused funds.

Secondaries surge to record high but capital inflows disappoint

Second quarter figures show the largest ever secondaries fund close, with aggregate capital raised in the first six months hitting a record, according to Preqin.