Public relations

Diversity woes expose PE to litigation

GPs urged to look into decisions on progression and pay as risk grows for class actions

FCA calls for input on PRIIPs

Financial watchdog recognises concerns over scope and KIDs

Using numbers to win hearts and minds

Citizens reject PE’s value creation credentials. Could data help GPs tell their story?

Financial services told to “unite and fight” no-deal Brexit

Rallying cry comes as UK government figures push for clean break to avoid “betrayal”

Private Equity Services Awards 2018: Winners’ special

Revealing how our award champions plan to remain private equity favourites

LPs bite back

Following reactions of recent scandals, are LPs more actively holding managers to account?

Oaktree, Sofinnova, EnCap settle with SEC

Firms have agreed to pay up a combined $720k following historic campaign contributions

Foreign media coverage aids fundraising, industry told

Spain-focused research showcases material benefits of media relations


New study sheds light on private equity’s poor social media skills

Communication Breakdown: how Nordic Capital is speaking up for PE

Public affairs manager, Carl Göransson, on engaging with politicians and the public

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Communication breakdown: The global agency perspective

Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s Christen Thomson believes private equity should take a global approach to communications

Communication breakdown: The case for local boutiques

IK’s Mikaela Hedborg advocates for local PR boutiques

Communication breakdown: A responsible approach

Hydra Strategy’s Sam Barton believes increased focus on responsible investing can save PE’s image

Communication Breakdown: Trade body talk

Associations claim victories restoring private equity’s image – is anybody listening?

Communication Breakdown: Talking heads

Letting comms professionals do what they do best: communicate – about their roles, the industry’s reputation, and the prospect of embracing social media.

Communication Breakdown: Failure to communicate

Private equity’s must do more to communicate its value and benefits, or others will tarnish its reputation.

Meeting the challenge of managing multiple investors

Connection Capital’s Claire Madden believes a nuanced and dynamic approach is key to communicating effectively to a large investor base

Crisis communications: navigating a media storm

Reputations are at stake when a portfolio company is struck by crisis