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WATCH: What do LPs do with all the data?

A recent webinar discussion explored the way in which data is being communicated, how technology is helping both GPs and LPs, and what LPs are doing with all the information

LISTEN: Do we even need standardisation? Episode 2

The second instalment of a recent podcast discussion examined industry body reporting efforts, and asked if standardised reporting is still necessary?

Profile: Magdalena Pasecka, Innova Capital

The partner and CFO discusses her reasons for leaving and returning to Innova, operational challenges of CEE-funds as well as why being a woman in PE is an advantage

LISTEN: Do we even need standardisation? Episode 1

A recent podcast discussion explored technological advances in data transmission, and asked if standardised reporting is still necessary?

Deeper Perspective: The UK Funds Regime

Benjamin Lamping, founder of Reframe Capital asks: Are we at risk of missing a potential watershed moment for the UK funds industry, and a genuine post-Brexit opportunity?

Private equity and the trade and cooperation agreement

Brexit has shifted from political to economic, causing widespread disruption for private equity, writes Denzil Davidson of Global Counsel

GAAP in Lux

Avega Capital Management’s Nic Mueller discusses why the Grand Duchy’s new interpretation of accounting standards is important for private equity funds

Tangled up

Despite reaching a deal, the UK's departure from the EU leaves private equity firms caught up in an intricate web of rules and regulations

AIFMD review response: if it ain’t broke don’t fix it

EFAMA has published its response to the European Commission consultation for an AIFMD review, requesting limited amendments

Luxembourg to reach €5trn AuM

Luxembourg remains popular with funds industry as total AuM set to reach €5trn

Xolaris granted Liechtenstein AIFM authorisation

Third party AIFM provider Xolaris has been authorised to offer its ManCo services in Liechtenstein

The conversation: Trends in 2021 and beyond

InCloudCounsel founder and CEO Troy Pospisil examines patterns established in 2020 and how they will impact the next few years in private capital markets

Class of 2020

A cross-section of industry practitioners share their greatest lessons of this year

2020 in review: Regulatory complexity

A look back at the regulatory transformation around the AIFMD in the private equity market in 2020

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on private equity roots

In the first instalment of our mini podcast series, Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about the company’s origins: what drove him to set up the firm and how it has developed over the past seven years.

No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

European Commission issues AIFMD consultation

It seeks views on how to achieve a more efficiently functioning EU AIF market, as part of a stable financial services system

WATCH: No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

AIFMD proposals: What’s good, what’s bad, what’s missing?

Following an evaluation of AIFMD's impact, ESMA has recommended 19 areas for amendments to the European Commission

Ocorian acquires Newgate Compliance

The deal furthers Ocorian's service offering to asset managers operating in the regulated UK market.

Comment: Cross-border marketing of funds

Richard Small, partner of Addleshaw Goddard, deciphers increasing complexities around crossborder marketing rules

Culture shock

Culture's intrinsic link to behaviour means private equity must think carefully about how it navigates the crisis

Avega launches AIFM business

ACM aims to “shake up the fund industry and bring a new approach to alternative investments”

ESMA reveals proposed amendments to AIFMD

The regulator’s letter follows its evaluation of the impacts of AIFMD to date, based on a review carried out by KPMG in 2017

AIFMD evaluation: watch this space

The European Commission’s recent evaluation of the directive leaves the industry unsure as to what will happen next

Post Brexit rules come to light

The FCA announced replacement rules for investment firms, namely a new prudential regime that may hit PE houses

European Commission evaluates impact of AIFMD

The survey assessed whether specific rules are considered effective, efficient, coherent and relevant by stakeholders

Comment: A decade of fund finance in Luxembourg

More competition plus an increasingly complex regulatory environment requires greater sophistication and specific LPA provisions, writes Wildgen's Michael Mbayi

ESMA outlines plans for fund fees and expenses

The guidance responds to calls for improving convergence across national regulators in their approach to fund costs

ESMA updates MiFID II compliance guidelines

The final draft replaces the 2012 guidelines and provides more clarity on implementation and supervision of new MiFID II compliance function requirements

The Private Equity Editor’s Podcast 4

Through our combined expertise of PE investments to operations - and everything in between - this snappy podcast neatly distils the need-to-know market developments of the last week.

COVID-19: Economic substance adjustments

Could temporary measures drive global consensus on economic substance requirements?

5 minutes with… Troy Pospisil, InCloudCounsel

InCloudCounsel founder and CEO Troy Pospisil discusses the advantages of digitising legal contracts

The increasingly public world of private equity

In late January, the IPEM conference in Cannes brought together almost 3,000 delegates, spanning all corners of the industry. The key takeaway was that private equity is an increasingly public affair

Craic on

Reforms to Ireland’s LP structure will likely be legislated in early 2020, however, after years of promises, what will actually be legislated and will PE care?

Romania approves New AIF Law

Updated law better aligns Romania with recent EU developments

AIFMD II: WTF? (What the fund, obvs)

Following a review of the AIFM Directive in 2017, where are we now, what has happened, will there be an AIFMD II?

Fund structures are so last season

As new waves of regulation continue to hit private equity, managers are quietly shifting to the peaceful waters of deal-by-deal investing

Standardisation: not the whole story

Aims to improve and create efficiencies for the reporting of fees and expenses are valiant but templates only tell part of the story

Chance of clear skies

A new approach to solving PE’s reporting conundrum

In or out? Tackling back office complexities

AltaReturn whitepaper details new approaches to running the back office

The enforcers: Autorité des Marchés Financiers

France’s bid for post-Brexit business opens our global series on regulators

Appetite mounts for standardised performance reporting

Compliance with GIPS rules can be factor in GP searches by consultants, survey shows

AnaCap’s Edwards on outsourcing and regulations

Final instalment of our discussion with AnaCap COO Michael Edwards explores outsourcing and regs