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Business as usual at the SEC… almost

Enforcement action from the SEC is falling. Is the agency becoming a soft-touch regulator?

Carry on dreaming

US private fund managers are not losing sleep over the fate of the carried interest tax.

No excuses for massaging the truth

The SEC has found numerous incidents of firms breaking its Advertising Rule; it has to stop.

Look to VC for the future of fund operations

Private fund firms can be conservative when it comes to taking on new technology, but they could learn a thing or two from their venture capitalist peers.

Are LPs getting their way on fund terms?

LPs seem to have won the battle for lower management fees and carry, but hurdle rates are slowly falling.

Four lessons from SEC enforcement actions

We assess the agency’s priorities through the lens of recent cases.

Wanted by LPs: efficient fund management

Investment prowess is naturally a key attribute of a private equity firm; for some LPs, however, capital efficiency is just as important.

How to double up on fund finance

Bridging facilities are being used not just for more efficient deal execution, but also to get proceeds into the hands of LPs more quickly.

IRR calculations remain under SEC spotlight

Fund managers must be explicit in their IRR calculation disclosure to investors, or face the wrath of the regulator, writes Vivek Pingili, vice-president of compliance at Cordium

Ahead of the pack

The pain UK-domiciled fund managers are feeling now from the Financial Conduct Authority will be worth it in the long run.

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