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Domicile watch: January 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new definition for AML legislation, changes to Guernsey's private fund regime and Ireland's prep for SFDR

Colmore launches Stride

Stride automates and enhances the collection, extraction and analysis of unstructured data

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Winners announced

Winners of the Private Equity Service Provider Awards revealed

Comment: NAV facilities: Talk turns to action

While there has been lots of discussion around NAV facilities from buyout private equity managers, transaction numbers are lower than expected, writes Sarah Lobbardi of Avardi Partners

ILPA publishes model NDA

The template aims to streamline due diligence access for LPs and GPs

Citco opens Abu Dhabi HQ

The firm has also partnered with ADGM to create a sustainable, fully-integrated ecosystem for the investment management industry

The ESG tech wave

From static and infrequent DDQs to real-time, performance linked, fully integrated improvements; ESG is fast-becoming a tech play

Capital call levels greater than distributions

Latest findings from Traigo and Cebile highlight the oddities of 2020, including the rapid rise of GP-leds

Link Group purchases Casa4Funds

Casa4Funds has been backed by Banor Capital since 2014

WATCH: Perfect match: finding the ideal fund finance solution

Mohith Sondhi of OakNorth Bank and Emilio Di Spiezio Sardo of Bluegem Capital Partners discuss a how a recent subscription line facility was put in place

Irish Funds welcomes LP reform

The trade body predicts The Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2020, passed in the Dáil, will create 3,000 jobs by 2025 and attract up to €20bn of global private capital each year

Jersey NPPRs up 12%

The number of managers using the national private placement regimes (NPPR) in Jersey has increased by 12% over the past 12 months

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on the future

Troy Pospisil explores how the regulatory landscape for private capital funds is evolving, how investor demands are changing and how InCloudCounsel’s offerings aim to support these developments

Class of 2020

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

2020 in review: Full speed digital transformation

A look back at private equity firms and their digital transformations in 2020

2020 in review: Fund finance goes mainstream

A look back at fund finance and all its various iterations throughout 2020

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on document abstraction

Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about what it is, how it works and how it supports private equity legal teams, as well as the wider organization.

Admincontrol and Dealsuite enter partnership

The partnership combines Dealsuite's deal sourcing platform with Admincontrol's virtual data room

Finch Capital backs ScalingFunds

The fresh capital will be used to build out the institutional business development team

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.

5 minutes with…Doug Cruikshank, Head of Fund Financing and Hark Capital at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Hark Capital’s Cruikshank discusses the evolution of the NAV facilities market, and why it’s more important now than ever

Domicile watch: November 2020

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new digital launches, VinaCapital's migration to Guernsey and Cayman's regs launches

Technology… and how it’s shaping the operating models of tomorrow

The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation, but there are major challenges still to face

Three Hills’ Moretti launches Atypical Partner

The platform aims to support and connect financial entrepreneurs with investors, while providing infrastructure for their strategies and allowing them to retain control of their brand

5 minutes with.. Rémy Astié, founder & CEO of Vauban

The Drawdown caught up with Vauban’s founder and CEO Rémy Astié to find out how the platform came about and why SPV account solutions are so important

LemonTree partners with SteelBridge

The partnership aims to private capital funds with an alternative to 'off the shelf' vendors for applications, data warehouses and waterfalls

EQT secures second ESG-linked sub line

The bridge facility currently sits at €2.7bn and has an upper limit of €5bn

IR at breaking point

Can the increased GP/LP communications that took place in response to the crisis continue indefinitely, and does it need to?

Alter Domus opens Cayman office

The firm has appointed David Boyd as Cayman country executive

WATCH: The productivity puzzle: maintaining motivation and collaboration

Watch our recent webinar, exploring where private equity needs to go next when it comes to their technology infrastructure

Apex secures preferred equity from Carlyle

Apex plans to use the capital to support its growth and acquisition activities

No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

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

Maestro raises $7.2m

Maestro will use the capital to further scale the business

Find & Seek: follow-on funding

CFOs seeking follow-on funding in order to preserve value have multiple options, but which is the winning strategy?

U.S. Bank launches alts fund services in Luxembourg

The office will provide fund administration, depositary and banking services to funds in Luxembourg

Gibraltar updates funds legislation

The new Limited Partnership Bill and the Protected Cell Limited Partnerships Bill aims to modernise existing fund legislation

Apex acquires Brazilian administrator

Banco Modal’s MAF claims to be one Brazil's largest alternative fund admins, with nearly BRL70bn of assets under administration and custody

Fund managers fall short on governance

A large number of previously authorised fund managers have failed to implement the governance framework set out by the Central Bank of Ireland

Domicile watch: October 2020

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new digital registry, Ireland's approval of the limited partnership reform and Cayman's removal from the EU blacklist

WATCH: Technology…and how it’s shaping the operating models of tomorrow

The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation, but there are major challenges still to face

5 minutes with… Thomas Eskebaek, Titanbay

The firm’s CEO discusses how Titanbay is helping smaller LPs to access funds, how funds are selected for the platform as well as how its portfolio monitoring tool works

Apex purchases FundRock

FundRock is an independent UCITS ManCo and AIFM and claims to be the largest third-party manager of UCITS funds in Luxembourg

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

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

Cayman Islands removed from EU blacklist

The domicile adopted necessary reforms to its tax policy framework on collective investment funds in September

Ocorian acquires Newgate Compliance

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

Take back control

In a bid for more control, GPs have been asking fund administrators to work on their own systems, rather than the administrator's

The ID Register spins out of Apex

Initially backed by Ipes, the Guernsey-based business is a clearinghouse for KYC and investor onboarding

5 minutes with… Mohith Sondhi, OakNorth Bank

The senior director of debt finance explains why the bank is branching out into fund finance, what differentiates OakNorth from other players already in this space and how Covid-19 has opened up new opportunities

Jersey Finance appoints Laity as chair

Laity replaces outgoing Jersey Finance chair Gunther Thumann

Ireland approves limited partnership reform

This amended legislation aims to modernise the Act by aligning it with more recent domestic and EU laws.

Comment: Cross-border marketing of funds

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

EDB receives FCA approval

The authorisation follows last year’s approvals from regulators in Malta and Ireland

US LPs invest £43.6bn into Guernsey-domiciled funds

Guernsey government research found the NAV of Guernsey-domiciled funds under management reached £227.7bn in mid-2019

A true alternative

From alternative law firm to publicly listed full-suite asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson has had an outstanding decade

Mainstream expands into APAC

Expansion follows signing of new client, Korea Development Bank Asia

Profile: John Eggleston, Pantheon

The chief technology officer discusses his approach to upgrading the firm’s IT infrastructure, the importance of cybersecurity awareness training and why you should always start with data during tech transformations

Domicile watch: August 2020

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new continuance fees for limited partnerships, Guernsey's limited partnership migrations and Luxembourg's fraudulent websites

Comment: Navigating capital calls

Lydia Danon and Shelley Drenth of law firm Cooke, Young and Keidan, outline practical steps PE firms ought to be taking to mitigate potential capital call conflicts

UK GPs spend $8.6m on legals annually

A new report has revealed how much private equity firms are spending on external legal counsel

Bluegem secures sub line from OakNorth

The deal marks OakNorth’s first transaction in the fund finance space