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Triton appoints new CFO

Matthew Couch replaces Mats Eklund who left in March after nine years of service

Golding appoints ESG director

Christian Schütz will lead the implementation of the firm's sustainability goals both internally as well as its investments

Keyhaven appoints financial controller

Keyhaven’s team is now composed of individuals representing 21 nationalities speaking 21 languages, with women representing more than 50% of employees across all functions

Kirkland & Ellis appoints Cox

Alexander Cox joins K&E's tax practice from Ashurst

MV Credit names CFO and COO

Natixis’ private credit affiliate has appointed Roland Toppen as CFO and Tina Page and COO

5 minutes with… Stephen Millard, Included VC

“If organisations do not have high permission, high trust or are not open and conscious to allowing their employees to be their true selves, nothing will change.”

Private equity’s great resignation

PE practitioners are on the move; is the industry's slow start around diversity and inclusion coming back to haunt it?

LPs: PE needs stricter oversight and regulation

According to Edelman, 74% of LPs believe there needs to be stricter oversight and regulation of PE

SASB’s Rogers joins Blackstone

Jean Rogers will oversee Blackstone’s corporate ESG team, leading strategy, integration, reporting, and engagement

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis: Community and interconnectedness have never been more important

AIMA’s CEO Jack Inglis was appointed as HFC’s chair in January 2020. He reveals how the charity responded to initial fundraising challenges brought about by the pandemic, the uncomfortable positions he found himself in, and why HFC plays such an important role in building a peer-based community

YFM hires CFO

Marcus Karia was most recently group finance director of London Stock Exchange-listed VC firm Arix Bioscience

Cyber psychology

With cyber attacks increasing, the matter can no longer be an IT problem. It's time for private equity to see cyber threats as a major business risk, and with that, human behaviour needs to be front and centre.

CD&R names Griffiths as new CFO

Jillian Griffiths succeeds Theresa Gore who is stepping back into a flexible role after 27 years

Eurazeo announces CFO succession plan

William Kadouch-Chassaing will succeed Philippe Audouin as CFO and head of strategy from March 2022

GHO promotes Rankine to sustainable investing director

Rankine will lead the integration of ESG considerations throughout the GHO investment process

Apax names chief sustainability officer

Adam is responsible for further integrating ESG strategies into the core business of Apax’s holdings

BaltCap promotes Napa to partner

Napa joined the firm in 2012 as financial director, before being promoted to her current role in 2017

Titanbay appoints COO

Gareth Read was previously a managing director at Barings

Domicile watch: October 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's position on LTAF, Jersey's amended law which makes risk-based supervision a legal requirement and Guernsey's revised regulatory laws

Blackstone names global head of ESG for PE

Amisha Parekh joins from Bloomberg, where she spent the last four years as head of sustainable finance product incubation

KKR promotes COOs to CEOs

Joe Bae and Scott Nuttall take over from co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts, who remain actively involved as executive co-chairs of KKR’s board

Crestbridge names chief risk officer

Siân Dalrymple takes over the role from Nadia Lewis, who moves to IQ-EQ as head of risk and compliance

AssetMetrix opens office in Luxembourg

The company has hired Alexander Wedlich to head up the new office

UK male managing partners earn €200k more than female counterparts

UK male managing partners earn €774.30k on average, while UK female managing partners earn €545.83k

Two-thirds of ethnic minority financial services employees experience discrimination

“There is more work for all of us, and the problems and challenges that remain will only be solved if we address them collectively. This must have everyone’s attention.” -- Joerg Ambrosius

Westhead joins Hanover

In his new role, Westhead is responsible for all non-investment related activity and teams across finance & fund operations, compliance, IT and office management

Taxation of partners: Changes expected

Alex Conway of Crowe UK details expected changes as to how partners will be taxed following the government’s current consultation

Aurelius names CFO

Richard Schulze-Muth joined the firm in 2015 as managing director of corporate finance

IPEM 2021: The future of Europe

Rafaèle Tordjman, founder & CEO of Jeito Capital discusses Europe’s biggest challenges, and how Covid led to more investment in funds and companies

IPEM 2021: Sustainability as value creation 4.0

André Frei, chair of sustainability at Partners Group talks about the main trends within sustainability and why he doesn’t think the private markets will focus entirely on impact investing

Ambienta bolsters operations team

Michela D'Isita joins as head of human resources, Virginia Fortunato as head of administration, Fabia Bernacchi as head of marketing and communications, Daniela Popa as ESG manager and Alessio Vian and Fabrizio Sebastiani as finance associates.

Profile: Hina Ahmad, Capital Dynamics

The COO discusses moving from the legal and compliance team to her current role, how the team has leveraged technology to keep up with rapid growth, as well as plans for evolving the firm's pandemic sub-committees

The Drawdown Awards 2021: Winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of our recent 2021 Drawdown Awards

IPEM 2021: Lessons learned from Covid

Philippe Poletti, CEO of Ardian France talks about how the firm managed the Covid crisis, and why sustainability is now at the core of every business strategy

Stirling Square hires two

Toni Gillespie has been named chief of talent, while Elisabetta Ricci is chief of staff

CSC secures Luxembourg licences

In addition, CSC hired Pierre Mifsud as MD for depositary services, and Yves Cheret as MD for fund admin

Sanne appoints PE director in Jersey

Laura Hazzard leads client company structures and is responsible for service provision to a varied portfolio of clients

Earth Capital names CEO

CFO Phil Culver Evans will take over CEO responsibilities from Gordon Power, who remains CIO.

Blackstone’s Saxena joins Canoe

Saxena supports Canoe’s growing client base, while strengthening the company’s product and technology strategy

CapMan hires ESG director

Anna Olsson joins from ISS ESG, a sustainability consultancy, where she has worked since 2015

Gen II hires two

Duncan Christie is head of operations and a member of the executive committee while Eva Ntovolou is global data protection officer

Why so serious?

Seriousness is the single greatest source of inefficiency and ineffectiveness in business, writes executive coach and performance consultant, Thomas Woodland

Drawbridge hires three

Adam Menkes is global head of ops, Jacob Cane is head of strategy, while Art Murphy is director of BD

IPEM 2021: The LP view

Michael Lindauer, MD of Allianz Capital Partners explains why LPs should stay calm and invest consistently

IPEM 2021: PE is ready

Claire Chabrier, president of France Invest discusses how the Covid pandemic has accelerated innovation, climate issues and social responsibility

Ocorian hires head of global funds

Garrett Breen joins from JP Morgan where he spent the last five and a half years

KKR names chief diversity officer

Kerryann Benjamin joins from Goldman Sachs where she spent 19 years, most recently as head of firmwide programming and digital learning

Apposite promotes two

James Harper is now CFO and Julie-Anne Hughes is operations and finance manager

Access names general counsel

Benjamin Aller focuses on legal affairs, group operations and strategy

Arthur Cox’s Garrett joins Reed Smith

Garrett’s practice focuses on cross-border finance and corporate transactions, formal and informal insolvency procedures, restructuring and workouts

Zedra appoints two

Charles-Alexandre Houillon has been named director of fund management services, while Murjel Breedveld Jagesser is client director, both in Luxembourg

Montagu promotes Stobbart

Stobbart joined the firm in 2018 as tax manager

Domicile watch: August 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's third consultation paper on UK IFPR, Guernsey's appointment of a strategic adviser for green and sustainable finance and Hong Kong's SFC amended fund manager code of conduct

ILPA seeks feedback on DDQ and DEI metrics

These latest updates aim to reflect the changes in the industry over the past several years, specifically around ESG and DEI

Livingbridge’s Conway joins Crowe

Jono Clare has been named as the GP's new head of tax

PwC’s Woehl joins Montagu

In her new role, Woehl will help develop and refine Montagu’s existing ESG processes and procedures as well as support the portfolio companies’ ESG efforts

Ares promotes Phillips to CFO

The move follows the termination of CFO/COO Michael McFerran’s employment for inappropriate misconduct

Comment: The first time

Khuram Bajwa of OneTen Associates discusses real life examples of hiring a CFO for the first time

TPG promotes Weingart to CFO

Jack Weingart has been with the firm since 2006

Dentons’ Craig joins Paul Hastings

Ted Craig joined from Dentons where he was partner, head of the private funds practice in the UK