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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...