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KPMG joins campaign for reporting taxonomy

KPMG UK has become a founding member of Private Capital Data Standards Alliance (PCDS Alliance – formerly ADS Initiative)

PE needs to spend more on data management

State Street's report found 70% of alternative asset managers said they need to spend more money on data management to handle increased pressures and demands

Northern Trust extends capabilities in Switzerland

The firm received regulatory approval to provide custodian, depositary, transfer agency and ancillary services in Switzerland

Alter Domus launches Irish AIFM

Alter Domus has acquired Beechbrook Capital’s Irish AIFM and received authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland for specialised depositary services

Freyda secures backing from Google

Freyda uses AI and NLP to extract and normalise data from complex documents for pension funds, endowments, asset managers

CFOs prioritise cost reductions

Aztec's latest report found 23% of PE CFO/COOs said their main focus this year is to reduce operating costs

INDOS hires head of AML

Clay Dupuy is responsible for the teams which provide AML officers to funds domiciled in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands

17Capital finances Investcorp assets

The $200m portfolio financing provides 17Capital with exposure to a diverse set of assets

Investec’s Mansy joins Macquarie

Investec is winding down its operations in Australia to focus on the UK and South Africa

Cinven ups bid for Sanne to £1.42bn

Cinven increased its offer by 13% on Sanne’s last closing price before the latest announcement

Argentex co-CEO steps down

Co-CEO Carl Jani has stepped down, while co-CEO Harry Adams has taken over as sole CEO

LPs increasingly concerned by tax and regulatory changes

43% of LPs identified regulatory changes as the greatest risk to PE returns

Role Call: D&I officer

The diversity & inclusion role is emerging in private equity, but how necessary is a dedicated officer?

June 2021 Magazine Cover

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This issue explores the operational design factors to consider when launching credit strategies.

This edition also discusses whether or not you need to hire a dedicated D&I officer, Alderwood Capital’s CFO talks to us about the perks of having no legacy issues, while Riverside Europe’s Dörte Höppner wants us to reflect and reconsider how we work post-Covid.

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HSBC’s King joins RBS International

Neal King will oversee new business from NatWest’s trustee and depositary services traditional fund management clients

LemonEdge receives $2.5m

“LemonEdge brings a complete no- and low-code solution to the challenges of general ledger accounting for the private capital market”

Comment: ESG and fund finance

Michael Mbayi of Wildgen and Thomas Hallett of Barclays explore how funds can embrace ESG fund finance solutions

Broadridge PE blockchain solution partners with AWS

The platform allows independent auditor access and adds connectivity to existing industry tools and tech to further automate workflows between the front-, middle- and back office functions

Drawbridge launches cyber risk module for PE

The module provides PE funds with a single view to monitor the cyber risk profiles of their portfolio companies in real-time

Arcesium launches performance allocations product

PerformA is tailored for private equity, fund administrators and hedge funds

New horizons: Carbon pricing

Professor Gianfranco Gianfrate, Climate Finance Lead and Professor of Finance at the EDHEC-Risk Institute, says carbon pricing is happening and managers need to prepare

Private equity must address climate change risk

“Climate change presents unprecedented business opportunities for the industry in addition to risks”

MJ Hudson’s Brozyniak joins Charles Russell Speechlys

She joined from MJ Hudson where she spent the last four years, most recently as partner

What do LPs do with all the data?

A recent webinar discussion explored what information is being transmitted from GPs to LPs

JP Morgan’s Hughes joins Ocorian

He joined from JP Morgan where he was managing director & global head of custody for the last four years

CSC buys PEF Services

The acquisition has accelerated CSC’s fund services growth plans in the US, as well as added expertise and a robust tech platform to CSC’s suite of solutions

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