Professional Pensions has unveiled the keynote speaker for this year's PP Investment Conference.
PP asks if the alternative asset class actually delivers diversified returns during these market jitters.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has sold 40% of its shareholding in Moto Group to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners (CVC) after acquiring the company just two months ago.
BT Pension Scheme has almost doubled its exposure to private equity through Hermes Gartmore Private Equity (GPE).
PP looks at the Ontario Teachers' approach to private equity
CANADA - The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has launched a new venture capital arm that will play "a unique role in the industry" by providing funding to North American companies throughout their investment lifecycle.
CANADA/US - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Flexera Software.
CANADA - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has invested C$200m ($201m) in local insurer Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial Services as part of its strategy to invest more heavily in Québec-based companies.
US - Private equity giant Carlyle Group has confirmed its plans to go public.
CANADA/UK - The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has closed on its previously announced acquisition of V.Group for $520m.
Pension funds are becoming more active in the private equity secondary market at a time when activity is hitting historic highs. Helen Fowler finds out why investors are drawn in despite narrow spreads
DENMARK - Industriens Pensionsforsikring, the Danish administrator for the labour market pension scheme, has hired State Street to provide analytics on its DKK5.5bn ($1bn) private equity portfolio.
Pension schemes are looking to increase allocations to private equity but demand greater transparency, reporting and risk management from providers, a report suggests.
NETHERLANDS - Members of the Dutch union FNV Bondgenoten have voted against government pension proposals which they claim would shift risk from the employer entirely to the employee, claiming they would lead to a "casino retirement".
US - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has issued an RFI for investment in domestic emerging private equity managers.
More than three quarters of the Global Pensions 100 Panel have no intention of reducing their equity exposure as a result of recent changes to International Accounting Standards.
EUROPE - More than 80% of investors expect discounts on Listed Private Equity (LPE) to narrow in the future, with 42% of investors plan to increase their investment in LPE in the coming year, research show.
GLOBAL - Institutional investor interest in private equity secondaries market has reached "unprecedented" levels", research by Coller Capital, conducted in conjunction with IE Consulting, shows.
Pension funds have long been a key backer of private equity yet the love affair is going through a rocky patch, writes Toby Lewis
US - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has appointed Réal Desrochers as senior investment officer for its private equity programme.
US - BlackRock has lured the trio who launched Merrill Lynch's private equity business to help kick-start direct private equity offerings within BlackRock.
EUROPE - Montagu Private Equity has raised €2.5bn ($3.6bn) in its latest mid-market European buyout fund with over 20% of assets coming from pension funds, confirmed director Vince O'Brien.
GLOBAL - Emerging markets will capture an even greater share of investor allocations to private equity as limited partnerships (LPs) aggressively seek exposure to high growth markets, research suggests.
Private equity and private infrastructure manager Hermes GPE wants to make all aspects of the asset classes accessible to clients - at least those willing to take it seriously, CEO Alan MacKay tells Raquel Pichardo-Allison