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Comment: The ‘new office politics’

IC Intelligence chief strategist Dr Desné Masie, says the worst isn't over for real estate funds

Intertrust’s Davies joins Crestbridge

Davies will work with clients to increase their use of Crestbridge’s private equity platform

BNY Mellon’s Spirgel joins Hazeltree

He will support Hazeltree’s clients in delivering operational efficiencies, risk mitigation and yield optimisation related to their aggregated cash and liquidity needs

BWAM calls on industry to dismantle racial inequities

BWAM's open letter to investment firms calls on them to commit to action, activism, and accountability to dismantle the racial inequities plaguing society

iCapital makes new hires and tech team acquisition

The appointments and acquisition enable the firm to expand into Europe and Asia

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

Earth Capital’s CFO becomes shareholder

The firm has also reshaped its European arm

Tully Rinckey hires Dublin partner

Malachy Kearney joins from Irish law firm Beauchamps, where he was head of investment funds

Human traffic

We caught up with PER about the latest hiring trends and return to office activity across the UK and Germany

Mainstream promotes two

Barbara Purcell and Angela Nightingale are CEOs of Mainstream Fund Services Ireland and Cayman, respectively

Blackstone to open Miami tech HQ

The Miami office aims to support Blackstone’s tech team’s immediate need for more talent, The Drawdown understands

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

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

Astorg hires CFO

Jacques-François de Prest joins from Luxembourg-based telecom company Millicom where he was VP finance, group financial controller for six years

Ocorian’s Layzell joins The ID Register as chair

He will help to guide and nurture the business as it invests strongly in tech, regs, international expansion and in its alliance relationships

ASI appoints Crusey to boost ESG efforts

She is responsible for leading product and commercial strategy for ESG and impact-oriented solutions across private markets

ADS elects first board of directors

The non-profit organisation has also has recently held its first annual meeting with members

Investcorp names ESG lead

Habib Abdur-Rahman is responsible for overseeing the accelerated adoption of a standardised ESG framework

Private equity’s return to work

Taylor Wessing partners Emma Danks and Helen Farr outline the key litigation risks of returning to the office

MJ Hudson’s Shameli joins Reed Smith

His practice includes advising fund managers on structuring, establishing and operating private investment funds, co-investment funds and carried interest, on an international scale

Ratos names Ågrup permanent CFO

He replaces Peter Wallin, who held the position since 2018, before being moved into the firm’s portfolio company HENT

LemonTree creates advisory board

Mahmoud Warriah is advisor for accounting and Toby Norfolk-Thompson is advisor for banking and tax

Wheelhouse appoints non-exec chair to leadership team

Mark Humphries said he was attracted to the role because of the deep subject matter expertise the firm operates in

Jersey Finance appoints Laity as chair

Laity replaces outgoing Jersey Finance chair Gunther Thumann

Comment: Culture drives results

Riverside COO Dörte Höppner believes culture is intrinsic to performance, and now is the time to talk about it

Hamilton Lane names Yett as ESG & sustainability director

He will focus on expanding and leading the firm’s ESG integration strategy

Centaur creates group CFO role

Louise Lawlor from Key Capital, where she was associate director of corporate finance

Rochford launches in the UK

Treasury management provider Rochford Capital expands from Australian roots to the UK

KPMG Luxembourg names new sector leads

Chrystelle Veeckmans is head of asset management and Christophe Diricks is head of alternative investments

Lysak joins Simpson Thacher

He joins from Clifford Chance, where he had been a partner in the firm’s financial regulatory group since 2017

Profile: Debojit Mukherjee, Agilitas Private Equity

The chief operating officer discusses what attracted him to his role, how the firm measures and tracks ESG and why their Sustainable Value Creation report is so important

McGuireWoods names Mayhew as London partner

She joins from DLA Piper, where she was a senior finance lawyer

Sanne names global head of private debt

Keith Miller is responsible for providing guidance and support in building the private debt and loan agency product offering

Crestbridge appoints BD associate director

Bird is responsible for growth, client acquisition and business development, focusing on mid-cap PE and VC firms

Ferguson appointed as co-head of Throgmorton Compliance Solutions

She will work alongside previously announced co-head Mel Scotland to lead the business

Inflexion promotes three in finance team

Nancy Kelleher is now corporate controller, while Ionela Serbenco and Emily Woolgrove are fund controllers

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

Exclusive: InCloudCounsel opens in Hong Kong

Founder and CEO Troy Pospisil said expansion was driven by responding to global clients' needs

Culture shock: Recruitment and D&I

We asked representatives from PE houses across Europe how recruitment and D&I has impacted culture

The fixer

The chief of staff role is emerging in private equity but what does it actually do, and do you need one?

Simon Witney joins Travers Smith

He joins from Debevoise & Plimpton where he has been special counsel since 2017

Culture shock

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

Comment: Compliance and ESG - Overhead or value-driver?

The crisis will likely bring about more stringent financial and environmental regulations; cutting compliance and ESG resources could bear greater costs, warns Robin Lööf and Edoardo Troina at Debevoise & Plimpton

Mirabella appoints new CEO

The firm has appointed Ron Weekes as CEO and an LLP member, replacing Joe Vittoria

OakNorth Bank appoints new CFO

Rajesh Gupta joins as CFO, from Kensington Mortgages, pending regulatory approval

Profile: Peter Finden Bamrud, Verdane

The head of analytics discusses joining PE straight out of uni, the biggest challenges the industry faces and the importance of harnessing data correctly

Sanne strengthens Dutch division

Sanne has appointed Aslan Ozdemir as associate director

GP finalists announced for the PE Service Provider Awards

Shortlist announced for Best CFO of the Year, Best COO of the Year, and Rising Star

City fund managers back #100black interns initiative

The programme addresses the lack of black employees in senior front office roles

Culture shock: Covid-19 and WFH

We asked representatives from PE houses across Europe how Covid-19 and working from home has impacted culture

Profile: Ruth Tompkins, EQT

The HR director for EQT's PE team discusses how she found herself working in PE, the importance of good culture at the top and how the firm is focusing more on diversity

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Shortlist Announced

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Private Equity Service Provider Awards

IQ-EQ appoints two in Amsterdam

Stefan de Kort has been hired as director of fund services while Laurens de Lange has been promoted to compliance leader for the Netherlands

Carbone joins DLA

He joins as a partner in the firm’s London corporate practice

Carey Olsen promotes two in corporate team

Michelle Falcucci and Nick Ghazi have been promoted to senior associates in the firm’s Bermuda and Jersey offices, respectively

IQ-EQ’s Peru & Partners makes two senior hires

Peru & Partners was acquired by IQ-EQ in 2019, and is dedicated to servicing the French PE industry

Intertrust hires three in Luxembourg

Allison Whaley has been named head of fund client service, while Matt Breuer and Derek Russell have both been hired as client directors

Highvern promotes three

Julie Gallon, Emma Syvret and Sam Allen have been promoted within the firm's funds and private clients teams

Steadying the ship

Can a solid operating platform provide much needed certainty in an increasingly uncertain world?

Investcorp creates D&I champion role

Jordana Semaan acts as the diversity representative at the HR council as well as actively promoting all aspects of equality and diversity across the global business

Profile: Matthew Thornton, Ardian

The CFO discusses how Ardian’s finance function is set up, the importance of integrating yourself into existing team culture and his involvement in the firm’s Foundation