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Inside ILPA’s upcoming guidance on GP-leds

We recently caught up with the industry body’s chief executive, Steven Nelson, who gave us a sneak peek at its soon-to-be released GP-led secondaries best practices.

To text or not to text?

Compliance issues around texting still exist in the private equity industry. How should firms handle this intricate topic and what should they expect in the future?

Q&A: General Atlantic’s CIO on managing cyber-risk

Casey Santos shares thoughts on cyber-risk trends and how AI could be used to prevent cyber attacks.

5 tips to recognize revenue and why valuations are unaffected by new rules

Private equity valuations shouldn't feel a major impact from the new revenue recognition rules, writes PJ Patel, senior managing director and co-CEO of Valuation Research Corp. But valuation professionals should pay attention to certain accounting standards that are on the horizon.

Abraaj was one incident – it does not define the DIFC

If Gulf organizations can learn from Abraaj’s mistakes and demonstrate high standards of corporate governance and integrity, there’s no limit to potential growth in the next 15 years, writes Christopher Skipper, a partner at Winston & Strawn’s Dubai office.

Why ‘shadow banking’ in Europe does not need more rules

Further regulation of non-bank lending is unnecessary, a new white paper argues. It’s time to look at the smaller picture within individual member states.

Briefing: California’s privacy laws and private equity

The California Consumer Privacy Act is coming and the time for PE firms to take action is now, say experts.

No-deal Brexit: The EU’s patchwork approach to transitional provisions

As the risk increases of Britain exiting the EU without a deal in place, what are regulators around Europe doing to assist a smooth transition? Simon Witney and Patricia Volhard of Debevoise explain.

The top 10 legal risks facing private equity funds in 2019

Cyber risk, an increasingly active OCIE and hyped up unicorn valuations are among the biggest regulatory and litigation risks facing private funds this year, say lawyers from Proskauer.

What will valuations look like in 2019?

Tax reform, the public market, outsourcing and the regulator are all factors that private funds managers will have to consider when it comes to their calculations.

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