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Brian Rodde in Fundfire Alts

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In the latest edition of Fundfire Alts, Makena’s Brian Rodde offers insight on the benefits of allocating to long-dated private equity funds – “You can reduce the performance leakage in fees, carry and taxes by holding the same asset in the same structure and being able to leave your money invested for longer.”

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Larry Kochard on Emerging Markets

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Spurred on by geopolitical changes including Brexit and rising tensions between the U.S. and China, asset managers and others argue that there’s a strong case now for investors to move away from simple index funds and adopt a more active securities-selection approach to emerging markets. Larry Kochard, Makena’s CIO, discusses how we capitalize on market inefficiencies in countries like Brazil, China, India, and Russia using active management.

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Brian Rodde in Buyouts

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Many institutional investors paused private fund commitments during the uncertainty of the Great Financial Crisis – and learned the hard way not to miss the next opportunity to invest into a market recovery. This time around, private fundraising is busier than ever. Brian Rodde comments on the highly active 2021 fundraising landscape in this article from Buyouts.

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Lara Banks – Named to WSJ’s Women to Watch

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Congratulations to Lara Banks, Managing Director and Co-Head of Private Equity at Makena Capital for being named as a Woman to Watch in The Wall Street Journal Pro’s Private Equity Analyst November issue. The publication highlights Lara’s role sourcing and executing Makena’s investments in and alongside high-quality private equity and venture capital managers and her leadership of the firm’s ESG commitments.

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