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Abraaj: a test case for broken credit lines

Defaults on subscription credit facilities have been a rarity; Abraaj’s unwinding will provide useful insight into how these scenarios play out.

This may be the start of the SEC’s focus on allocation

The regulator will be monitoring firms that manage both mutual funds and private funds to check for allocation conflicts. PE firms should take note.

Four letters that spell responsibility

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime will revamp the structure and culture of private equity firms in many ways, valuations being one

End of fund life, up in the air

The 2018 pfm Fees and Expenses Benchmarking Survey shows a lack of clarity around who pays what at the end of a fund’s life.

Three things you should know about cyber-risk management

Protecting your firm’s information and data from thieves is important, and being prepared means having a plan on hand.

Taking GP-leds to the masses

The increasing acceptance of GP-led deals has opened up opportunities in the smaller end of the market, but unique challenges arise when dealing with smaller funds.

The Abraaj fallout will be felt by all CFOs

Investor protections suggested by a former Abraaj insider will place more importance on the role of finance chief.

Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

Blackstone paves the way for private equity’s tech revolution

Large firms can lead the industry in innovation and transform back-office legal operations, according to Blackstone’s John Finley.

Five things to expect from ILPA’s guidance on GP-leds

Expect a document that gets into the weeds when the LP body issues its best practices for fund restructurings.

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