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Privacy laws: European GDPR is incompatible with SEC registration

One reading of the GDPR argues firms cannot share information with the US regulator.

Fund administration special: Complexity drives consolidation

The M&A boom in the fund administration industry is gathering pace, but can these new larger players maintain the same level of service?

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.

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.

Shutdown leaves tax questions unanswered

Industry practitioners filing taxes for the first time since The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 came into effect are expecting a backlog at the agency.

Hot topics for the year ahead

California’s data law and cyber-risk management figure strongly on private equity agendas.

Year in focus: 2018 in tax

Chief financial officers, general counsels and compliance staff were busy in 2018 tackling issues from tax reform and carried interest to data privacy and Abraaj’s failure.
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