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SEC to ratchet up scrutiny of fees and expenses

The agency will start spending less time working on new financial regulations, according to its chairman, Jay Clayton.

Fund admin firms Alter Domus and Cortland agree merger

Cortland says the deal will strengthen its debt and real estate offerings.

Will new IRS audit rules end in tiers?

IRS rules for partnership audits are poised to take effect in 2018, but GPs still have serious questions about the new regime, Rob Kotecki finds

Adams Street names Credit Suisse exec as COO

The private markets firm has appointed James Walker, who held the same role in wealth management units at Morgan Stanley and Citi.

How to protect your firm from the hackers

No cybersecurity program can be totally foolproof, but there are key ways to reinforce any effort and mitigate the biggest cyber-risks.

New Irish PE law will take a year

Government investment fund says the limited partnership has not been a ’roaring success’ in the country.

Who picks up the tab?

The tougher stance from the SEC on fees and expenses has had knock-on effects around the world.

Trouble in paradise? Not really

The Paradise Papers offer tidbits to titillate readers. For the private funds industry, however, there are more important trends to consider.

BEPS trumps Brexit in UK relocation decisions

The rules are ‘perhaps more important’ than Brexit when planning to move offices within the EU, says lawyer.

The power of the LPAC

Limited partner advisory committees are meant to help resolve conflicts of interest, but are they being given adequate opportunity to do so? Claire Wilson reports on concerns they are being cut out of the action