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Mean green litigation machine

ESG jurisprudence continues to develop as BNP Paribas first private player to be hit with lawsuit

Invest Europe releases first ESG KPI report

The report is part of a wider initiative to keep track of and analyse ESG trends within the industry

Accelex launches document management platform

Company aims to provide actionable accounting data and investment insights

Crestbridge secures Luxembourg depositary licence

The licence will add to the firm’s Luxembourg fund administration licence

GoldenSource launches investment book of record

The additional functionality was created in partnership with MAIA Technology

TMF Group acquires PartnersAdmin

Fund admin aims to expand presence in North America

The real retail deal?

We speak to Michel Degosciu, managing director and co-founder of LPX AG, to understand the index he has created, which enables everyday individuals to invest in private markets


Luxembourg regulator adds three new questions to help clarify SFDR

UK updates QAHC regime

‘Qualifying fund’ requirement more easily met with further amendments on the way

Khepri launched via MBO of MJ Hudson UK unit

Will Roxburgh and Mike Booth have led the buyout of MJ Hudson’s UK regulatory and fund management business

Actis commits to 2030 net-zero target

The firm aims to align 60% of its AUM with net zero by 2030

Apex acquires Efficient Group

Apex aims to expand its footprint in South Africa

Formidium launches fund admin platform

Tool aims to streamline fund administration process for small-, mid- and large-cap firms

Apexanalytix acquires ESG Enterprise

The acquisition enhances ESG Enterprise’s capabilities while expanding its offering to a wider client base

Aztec sets up shop in Ireland

Kevin Hogan to lead a local team of 30 servicing private equity, real assets and private debt

Onwards and upwards

We spoke to John Stake, managing director at Hamilton Lane, to discuss the latest findings and predictions in the firm’s 2023 Market Overview

XTAL launches Private Fund Forward Exchange

The exchange aims to address illiquidity and market risk of private market funds

SVB downfall: everything you need to know, including support and solutions

HSBC has acquired the UK bank, taking on its £5.5bn loan book and £6.7bn in deposits

CrossCountry launches tech offering

Digital platform combines support with accounting, risk, digital transformation and transactions

SVB woes: what does it mean for fund finance?

Given SVB’s exposure to the private capital fund space, many in the market are understandably concerned about what this latest announcement will mean for them

Eurazeo partners with Moonfare

Eurazeo aims to use Moonfare’s digital platform to expand fund distribution to wealth managers across Europe

Bulk of UHNW investors unfamiliar with digital platforms

According to a new survey, few UHNWIs are using digital platforms to access PE

Room for improvement

Majority of PE and VC firms below industry standards when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion but trajectory is upwards, Equality Group finds

Column: In defence of SFDR

Dörte Höppner, chief sustainability officer at The Riverside Company, urges the industry to embrace rules designed to combat greenwashing and encourage ESG investment

Embrace (private) equity

This International Women’s Day, the theme is ‘embrace equity’. We spoke to Jacqueline Taiwo, co-founder of Black Women in Asset Management, to understand her firm’s impact

Impak Analytics launches SFDR tool

Combined offering should identify sustainability objectives and automate data collection

LPs recalibrating risk appetite

Adams Street Partners’ 2023 Global Investor Survey highlights increasing LP scrutiny and an increased demand for private credit opportunities

PE playing catchup when streamlining operational processes

Intertrust’s new research highlights GPs’ desire to combat operational weaknesses amid changing LP demands

Déja vu?

Collateralised fund obligations (CFOs) have been lauded as a vital route for insurance firms to play in the fund finance space - but their future, especially in Europe, is uncertain

Intern-al culture

Adam Black, partner and head of ESG and sustainability at Coller Capital, details the importance of ESG interns in creating a good culture

Morgan Lewis opens second Germany office

The office will be launched by three partners – Florian Harder, Florian Ziegler and Jann Jetter

ELTIF: second time’s the charm

Possibility to set up master feeders and fund-of-funds structures could open up retail investment for small and mid-cap firms

US law firms carve out London practices

Expecting a surge in GP-leds and secondaries, US law firms have been scouring London-based practices for specialist talent

Comment: Climate-related risks and opportunities – what does PE need to know?

Simon Weaver, partner and co-lead, climate risk and strategy at KPMG in the UK, offers industry-specific guidance to private equity firms following the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Formidium launches Razor State Consulting

The launch aims to support fund managers with accounting and operational solutions

MassMutual direct lending arms transition to Barings

The transition of MassMutual’s Direct Private Investments (DPI), and MassMutual Asset Finance (MMAF) aims to expand investment solutions for institutional investors

Novata raises $30m

ESG solutions provider aims to enhance ESG data collection, onboarding process and analytics

Rise of the robot lawyer

Robin AI secures $10.5m and partners with Anthropic to develop legal chatbot capabilities

Apex launches ESG database

Data-as-a-service tool should enable clients to benchmark ESG metrics against peers

Green regulation proliferation

The Green Technical Advisory group has outlined 10 ways to support international regulatory alignment

Waystone eyes Link Funds acquisition

Companies in exclusive negotiations amid Woodford suspension

Park Square joins Novata advisory committee

Credit investment manager joins committee of investment firms to help advance ESG in PE

PEARonline launches placement agent directory

Service provider aims to assist GPs with finding suitable placement agents for their funds

FCA eyes regulatory streamlining for UK funds

Financial watchdog launches consultation paper as it seeks to modernise current regulatory framework and the use of tech in asset management

FCA addresses sustainability regulations ‘alphabet soup’

Regulator requests feedback on sustainability-related governance to help reform industry obligations

VC cap table complexity

For late-stage venture investors, creating and maintaining cap tables to ascertain a true understanding of what the fund ownership is, is a major challenge

Katten launches ESG risk and investigations practice

India D Williams joins firm as practice co-chair with partner Johnjerica Hodge

Key ESG partners with EDCI

Software provider launches API integration with benchmark initiative

AIFMD II: Electric Boogaloo

Regulator expands the scope of delegation and adds new rules for loan-origination funds

AMF calls for more stringent SFDR regulations

French financial watchdog proposes the introduction of minimal environmental requirements

Juniper Square secures $133m

Partnership services provider aims to build upon its investor portal

Jersey launches LLC vehicle

Delaware-inspired product aims to attract US investors

Taking stock: The quest for fair value

As high inflation and interest rates jostle the economy, the fundamentals of fair value in a volatile market need readjusting for accurate valuations

Firms’ operations a concern for FCA

Financial watchdog’s recent ‘Dear CEO’ letter holds a lens up to firms’ operational and financial resilience alongside ESG

Canoe sets sail with $25m investment

Fintech aims to further European expansion

Chronograph opens London office

Company to provide implementation services, client support and account management to international clients

Sancroft launches ESG toolkit

Free-to-use toolkit to support GPs with benchmarking ESG maturity

Monument opens Amsterdam office

Placement agent grows its European presence

Passthrough secures $10m

Company launches AML and KYC offering

Sun, sea and… startups!

The Spanish Startup Act aims to boost growth in the startup ecosystem with enticing tax relief for GPs