Fund Structuring

Leverage in secondaries: friend or foe?

The use of leverage in secondaries is on the rise, but does this little talked about feature of the market represent an important driver for growth and innovation, or a matter for concern?


Estera offers economic substance portal

Portal asks questions to determine impacts of new rules

Standardisation: not the whole story

Aims to improve and create efficiencies for the reporting of fees and expenses are valiant but templates only tell part of the story



Second look: Gen II’s purchase of QLS

A closer inspection of Gen II’s recent acquisition of Quilvest Luxembourg Services

Jersey Finance appoints US representative

Appointment comes ahead of New York office opening for Jersey Finance

Continued consolidation expected for fund admins

eVestment’s latest fund administration survey predicts further M&A activity in the space

CFO role broader and more complex

Key take-aways from latest CFO survey, conducted by AltaReturn

South Korean regulator adopts AI for PE

FSS is currently seeking a provider to develop the technology

Debevoise appoints funds regulatory counsel

John Young joins from Ropes & Gray

Jersey digitises fund application process

The Jersey Financial Services Commission has launched an online application process

Jersey sharpens domiciling appeal with new structure

Offshore base in bid to lure US firms through newly-created LLC entity

Overhauling private equity’s fee model

LPs reacted negatively after being made aware of the fees they were being charged, suggests Phalippou

Channel Islands propose new economic substance rules

Jersey takes lead in setting gold standard on substance


Private equity’s performers

Researchers: ‘Sophisticated’ LPs are aligning themselves with higher performing GPs


PE remains most expensive, despite fee pressure

Growth vehicles prove most costly to invest in


PE on course for fund extensions

eFront: “Striking” slowdown of capital calls could pave way to lengthier lifespans


Meeting rising LP liquidity demands

Private equity is innovating to meet liquidity demands


Secondaries continue upwards journey

Large players found to drive “staggering” H1 2018 activity as competition rises