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Growing pains

The fund administration sector is in a state of flux as it journeys towards professionalisation. Key challenges around consolidation, integration, talent and tech all need to be addressed to find a level of sustainability

UK - Same same but different

The UK's similarly named SDR is akin to the EU's SFDR, but it's best to contrast rather than compare

Germany - Wait and see

The regulator’s focus on Article 8 funds and failure to address real concerns leaves the industry frozen

France - Layers and labels

The regulator requires additional disclosures not required by other Member States

Ireland - Our survey says…

The regulator has taken a pragmatic, survey-informed approach

SFDRRRGGHHH!!!

European member states are interpreting and applying incoming esg disclosure rules differently, creating even more confusion and frustration for managers

Fast Funds

Fund managers are increasingly turning to Jersey due to the speed, flexibility and efficiencies offered by its fund structures

Preferred, professional, pragmatic

Pierre Weimerskirch, regional head, Luxembourg at Apex Group, discusses the emergent opportunities facing Europe’s largest centre for domiciled funds

Hot contest

The race to be private equity’s domicile of choice is speeding up, but which jurisdiction is really gaining ground?

On second thoughts

With secondary deals on the rise, we caught up with two industry practitioners to discuss what this additional workload means for them, their teams and the wider industry

PAI hires new head of ESG and sustainability

PAI Partners has appointed Denise Odaro as head of ESG and sustainability

Inside Verdane’s ESG-linked sub line

Verdane's sustainability lead, Axel Elmqvist, and head of debt, Andreas Daae, discuss the intricacies of setting up the firm's first ESG-linked subscription line.

5 minutes with… Sita Kolossa, CEO of Nordbridge

We caught up with CEO and founder of Nordbridge, Sita Kolossa, to find out her drivers for establishing the executive search firm and her take on the evolution of PE recruitment over the past decade

Carry forfeiture following for-cause removal on the wane, says MJ Hudson

Swing towards a majority of funds now specifying a haircut rather than full forfeiture highlights the shifting balance of power between GPs and LPs, according to MJ Hudson's research.

Beyond data

Data has been on private equity's mind for a few years now; is it starting to yield the results it promised?