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Slowing down

The coronavirus pandemic has put the brakes on exits and distributions. GPs looking forward to carried interest payouts may have to wait much longer for their windfalls as a result

Aztec appoints two in Luxembourg

James Vella-Bamber has been named group head of private debt while Peter Brown is head of private debt

MJ Hudson’s WFH survey predicts permanent change

The preliminary findings reveal the ways in which new working conditions are impacting the industry, as well as an about-turn on remote working mind sets.

Profile: Caroline Hadrbolec, Eurazeo

The chief human resources officer discusses the differences of working for a listed PE firm, HR in Asia and the importance of creating career pathways

Comment: Bringing tax resource in-house

PE firms ought to think seriously about bringing tax expertise in-house, says Simon Bowden, search director, March Consultants

Alabaster joins Ropes & Gray

He joins from Linklaters where he was a partner for six years.

JTC opens Dublin office

Ronan Reilly and Imran Khan have been hired as MD and director, respectively, to lead the office

Ocorian makes leadership team appointment

Melville Rodrigues has been hired to develop the firm's UK funds offering

Verdane makes new hires and promotions

The firm has promoted Peter Finden Bamrud and Christian Melgaard in Norway, and hired Philipp Jung in Berlin

Stirling Square appoints head of data science

Ahmed Khamassi joins the firm's newly created Innovation and Sustainability team

LGL makes double hire

Stephen McKenna is head of debt, while Zena Couppey has been named chief commercial officer

Join us: HR networks

Part two of our mini series on networks in PE: this instalment explores HR networks and finds they've been especially supportive during the crisis

Credit Suisse’s Zandona joins Apex

He is responsible for the continued growth of Apex’s Luxembourg offering

Aztec names real assets head Jersey

Richard Anthony will continue to oversee outsourcing activities while assisting with the firm’s overall business development

Join us: CFOs & FD networks

Part one of our mini series on networks in PE: this instalment considers CFO & FD networks and finds they can be more hindrance than help

Sanne hires Hodgetts in Guernsey

She will help Sanne develop its Guernsey business across alternative asset classes

Carry takes a hit

PER's latest report found that 74% of respondents predict carried interest and LTIP values will drop during the next three months

DWF hires EY’s Gee to corporate practice

He will offer a full service to fund managers and clients including regulatory advice and transactions

CSC expands fund services into Ireland

The firm was granted a licence to provide its offering there by the Central Bank of Ireland

Upgrading tech talent

With more demands on PE firms to provide better quality data and reports, a number of GPs are upgrading their talent

Aztec promotes three in PE team

Matt Horton, Gavin Hayman and Alan Ross are part of the firm's PE leadership team

MUFG hires TMF’s Mas in Luxembourg

He is responsible for establishing the oversight model and the continued expansion of the firm’s private equity and real assets operations in Luxembourg

Comment: Career goals

Nic Müller of KPMG Luxembourg asks if it's time to change the service provider to GP career path

DBAG extends CFO’s contract

CFO Susanne Zeidler, has been re-appointed as a member of the Board of Management until 31 October 2025

Profile: Caroline Carr, Permira

The chief human resources officer discusses her career change from law to human resources, her role across the firm and its portfolio as well as the importance of collaboration at Permira

Harrison joins DWF’s fund finance practice

He joins from law firm CMS, where he was a partner in the firm’s finance group for eight years and focused on debt finance

Comment: Private equity lawyers: The new investment bankers?

Ann-Marie Goodbody and Seamus Hoar of Major, Lindsey & Africa discuss the war on PE talent in the legal market

Terra Firma names Ahuja as CEO

He will continue to manage the people and resources at the firm and ensure effective management of the firm's portfolio

Sanne appoints global head of technology change

Daryn Kerr will work closely with recently hired chief technology officer Marie Measures

ICG names Hensel-Roth as board director

She takes on this new role in addition to her HR responsibilities, which now also include communications

Sanne promotes Bingham to CSO

He will help drive the firm’s organic growth strategy and the development of its client service proposition

Majority of PE hiring suspended

PER's latest report tracked how coronavirus has affected hiring, compensation and confidence in the market

Duff & Phelps announces raft of promotions

The firm announced firm-wide promotions in its valuation advisory services and governance and risk divisions

How fund admins are supporting staff wellbeing amid WFH

Here are some examples of how fund admins are supporting their employees' wellbeing during this time

The operating committee

A number of large private equity houses are setting up operating committees in response to the major tasks now faced by non-deal team members

WFH best practice: Life in lockdown

Consultants 3LDC return with their next instalment, this time looking at the longer term impacts of remote working and how to adapt processes

Reed Smith hires Hogan Lovells’ Gelpi

Baptiste worked at Hogan Lovells for 20 years and headed up the firm’s French debt capital markets practice

Time to bring in the (remote) experts

With private equity firms moving to remote working set ups, now is the time to bring in experts adept at this way of working

Silverfleet’s MacDougall named BVCA chair

MacDougall: "We can marshal our collective resources and expertise for the greater good of our country at this crucial time.”

Tech is key to solving work-life imbalance

An eVestment study into private capital work-life balance points to dangerous stress levels and higher risk of burnout

Halfenger joins Treliant

Alan Halfenger joins as managing director of securities & investment management compliance, based in New York

Vistra hires four from TMF

The new recruits expand the firm's PE capabilities as it plans to introduce additional PE services later this year

WFH best practice: Emergency response phase

Nick Murphy from consultancy 3LDC outlines the do's and don'ts for the first phase of working from home

Comment: Generation game

Shifting employee demographics are impacting compensation trends, writes EWM Global’s Raoul Kamath

MUFG hires two directors

The firm hired Lizzy Buss as executive director of EMEA Sales and Cliodhna Murphy as executive director, product development

Linklaters’ Wheater joins Debevoise

She joins as international counsel and member of the tax and private equity groups in London

Livingbridge’s Evans joins ECI as marketing head

The firm also appointed William Ip to its commercial team, which focuses on portfolio company growth and assessing potential investment opportunities

The new PE playbook

McKinsey urges sponsors and their portfolio companies to adjust quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak

A balanced breakfast

Highlights from our recent Breakfast Briefing event, which explored the work/life balance within private equity

Eurazeo signs gender diversity charter

The charter was created by trade body France Invest earlier this year

The Profile: Millie Glennon, Bridges

Millie Glennon discusses her diverse career path into private equity, the evolution of her role at the firm and the importance of personnel development

MUFG hires Feder for FX

The firm has also appointed Alberto Baptise in New York

Ashurst appoints PE head in Milan

Throughout his career, Fabio Niccoli has focused on the Italian mid-cap market

Guernsey Finance names new CEO

Rupert Pleasant will take over from current CEO Dominic Wheatley, who is leaving the role in June

C5 hires Woodford’s Coats

Based in London, he will focus on leading the administration of C5 funds and GP board management

Aztec names non-executive director

Martin's appointment comes as the firm continues to grow its client base across Europe

A life changing experience

As the CFO role undergoes major change, with its scope and responsibility spanning wider and wider, the backgrounds and experiences needed are also shifting

Balderton names Blakemore as CFO

Blakemore will also provide portfolio companies as part of Balderton's platform services team

Hawksford announces firm-wide promotions

The firm promoted three members of its senior leadership team to directors, as part of the wider 67 additional promotions across the firm’s international offices

Gilbert joins Northern Trust

Gilbert joins from AltaReturn where she built out their AsiaPac business