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Comment: Stepping back (rather than looking back)

Nicola Morgan of The North Star Partnership urges leaders to take a step back and consider the potential opportunities of re-invention and innovation brought about by the pandemic

Comment: Preparing for the second wave

Dörte Hoppner, COO of Riverside Europe, highlights the importance of people and talent management as we face more months of uncertainty

Comment: The ‘new office politics’

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

DAC6: what it means for LPs

Natalie Psaila, counsel in the London Tax Group at Hogan Lovells, details the circumstances in which the DAC6 rules are most likely to be relevant to investors in private equity funds

Comment: Can public subsidy and private equity co-exist?

Covid-19 has thrown the industry into an unwanted spotlight - and now the taxman cometh

Comment: Culture drives results

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

Comment: Cross-border marketing of funds

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

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on ESG reporting

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about the data flow of ESG information between GP and LP

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

Comment: Why PE firms should consider hedging management fees

Lee McDarby of moneycorp says GPs ought to be thinking about hedging management fees as market turbulence looks set to continue

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on steadying the partnership

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about how GPs are managing their third party relationships and focusing on increased oversight efforts

Comment: ESG regulation is coming

Jan Gruter of Addleshaw Goddard deciphers what new regulatory frameworks could mean for private equity

Comment: Private equity and CBILS

Ed Hobbs, partner of law firm Ashfords, tracks the challenges faced by PE houses accessing the UK Government’s rescue schemes

Comment: PE & ESG… It’s time to look at your technology providers

George Ralph, managing director of RFA believes service providers are next in line for communicating their ESG credentials

WATCH: Data strategies for a digital world

Alice Murray speaks to eVestment’s Katey Bogue about how private capital funds are harnessing data to improve operations and performance

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data pt3

Our third and final instalment of The Drawdown’s conversation with RFA’s George Ralph looks as LP expectations when it comes to data management and ways to boost transparency.

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data management pt2

This second instalment discusses data warehousing, the infrastructure that sits around it, data governance, data ingestion, data analytics and how these components impact cybersecurity

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data, pt1

This first instalment explores the nuances of developing data strategies, depending on the firm’s size, focus and willingness to to adopt new technologies

Comment: Considerations for hiring tax talent

As the importance of having internal tax resources grows, what needs to be considered when hiring this type of talent?

Comment: A decade of fund finance in Luxembourg

More competition plus an increasingly complex regulatory environment requires greater sophistication and specific LPA provisions, writes Wildgen's Michael Mbayi

Comment: Liquidity solution

Fund finance provides the solution to today's liquidity needs, writes Bronwen Jones and Leon Stephenson, partners at Reed Smith

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

Comment: Secondaries legal issues and risks

Jonathan Blake, Stephen Newby and Shantanu Naravane at Herbert Smith Freehills consider investor liquidity in private funds, GP-led secondaries, principal legal issues and key risks

Comment: ESG in C-19

Dörte Höppner, COO of Riverside Europe, says ESG has new meaning and acts as one of PE's most vital tools in weathering the storm

PRI, “A shield against COVID-19: embedding human rights in investment”

The PRI's Bettina Reinboth and Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen believe private capital has crucial role to play in safeguarding human rights

Comment: Career goals

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

WFH best practice: Regulators and financial reporting

​The third article in our mini-series provided by 3LDC focuses on reporting, financial and regulatory commitments during lockdown. It aims to remind and provide brief guidance on what firms should be doing.

Comment: Post C19, time for a re-brand?

Corporate photographer Douglas Fry believes private equity has an opportunity to change its image post-pandemic

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

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

Comment: The outsourcing dilema

Jen Simkins of March Consultants says her connections are debating whether or not to outsourcing part of their operations

Comment: Making tax digital

Louise Scholey, associate director at Grant Thornton provides a practical guide to taking tax into the digital age

Comment: Who built your marketing infrastructure?

For growing fund managers, a decent marketing framework is a must, but who takes responsibility for managing the build?

Parallel universe: lure of the Cayman-Lux

Ogier partners Joanne Huckle and Anne-Gaëlle Delabye predict a rise in Luxembourg-Cayman parallel fund structures

Comment: PE increasingly aware of its blind spot?

Reed Smith partner Laura Brunnen details a recent panel discussion held by 1973 club, which found private equity is making positive changes, yet there is more to do

Comment: Fund finance and the model LPA

ILPA's recently published model LPA is a step in the right direction but overly-restrictive on fund financing, says Reed Smith's Leon Stephenson

Column: Time to shout

Diversity and inclusion initiatives need to reach far beyond just gender, says Dr Desné Masie

Industry Voice: Private equity’s cyber dichotomy

Agio CEO McDonough explores four major cyber threats facing PE, and how to handle them

Dear MCG… Reputational risks

MCG talks strategies for GPs and LPs to prevent fast-hitting brand crises

GP-led secondaries: dealing with conflicts of interest

Goodwin's Halford and O'Neill explore complexities of GP-led secondary transactions, and how to handle them

Industry voice: Automation in PE

As innovative and complex fee structures come to the fore, could automation support the back office?

Dear MCG… GDPR grievances

MCG outlines GDPR must-do's hours before the rules come into force

Industry voice: What is my fund stake worth?

BRG's Athanason and Bianco explore valuation approaches as GP stake market grows

Industry voice: Maximising ROI with your service providers

Mainstream's Maher and AltaReturn's Acosta break down the importance of back-office functions

Industry voice: Getting to grips with tax insurance

As fiscal legislation across the globe becomes more complex, tax insurance could offer some much needed certainty

Industry voice: Despite risks, private credit investment opportunities are still available

Pavilion Alternatives analyses the private credit market

Dear MCG… Respect my authority

MCG answers your relationship woes

Dear MCG… Which foot is my best?

MCG answers your investor relationship woes...

Dear MCG… LPAC lament

MCG answers your investor relationship woes...

Dear MCG… Whisteblowing worry

MCG answers your investor relationship woes...

Dear MCG… How different is different enough?

MCG answers your investor relationship woes...