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SEC priorities in 9 takeaways

Disclosures and valuation practices top the Securities and Exchange Commission’s watch list, as we learned at sister title PERE's CFOs and COOs event.

Understand upcoming CFIUS changes before it’s too late

The passing of FIRRMA changes the scope of CFIUS and could have implications for US and non-US private equity funds. Simon Witney and Jeffrey Cunard of Debevoise explain.

The best CFO and compliance events

Put these CFO events with great line-ups in your calendar.

Recruiter: ‘It is not OK to be a glorified controller any more’

How much can I earn? What skills do need? PFM quizzes a recruiter on the profile of the modern private equity firm CFO.

A $40k reminder about fiduciary duty

A relatively small settlement with the SEC points to a much bigger issue of note for PE firms.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

DATA SNAPSHOT: CFOs cold on automated waterfalls

We surveyed a small sample of CFOs and found that most aren't too keen on automated waterfall calculations. Here's why.

BEX has done something good; hopefully others will too

Axing carry and management fees for certain investors is a neat way of giving back.

DATA SNAPSHOT: Is PE embracing blockchain?

IQ-EQ's recent report shows that private equity fund professionals still aren't using blockchain technology for investor dealings, but a number of respondents are optimistic about its future in the industry.

TIMELINE: What Abraaj did, according to the SEC

A timeline shows what Abraaj and founder Arif Naqvi are alleged to have done regarding the misappropriation of capital from its 2015-vintage Growth Markets Health Fund, according to the US regulator's complaint.
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