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Annabelle Ju

Based in New York, Annabelle Ju covers North American institutional investors and fund regulation as the US Private Equity Reporter for Private Equity International and private funds management. She previously reported on market structure at Bloomberg and obtained her Master of Science degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Sycamore entrenched in lawsuits with Dollar Tree

The $3.5bn AUM private equity firm is accused of failing to help make its portfolio company self-sustaining.

Kirkland to open Boston office

Three of the law firm’s existing partners are joining the new office, which will have a focus on private equity.

CalPERS ex-board member tells PEI of credit line concerns

Michael Flaherman says his fears about CalPERS’ exposure are left unanswered, despite a memo from the pension describing fund-level credit lines

Global standards key to real estate reporting

Speakers at the PERE CFOs and COOs Forum emphasized the importance of creating an even playing field for private real estate investors across regions.

Apollo’s Athene partners with MUFG

The $68bn subsidiary of Apollo Global Management hired Mitsubishi’s investor services arm to outsource certain middle- and back-office operations.

Sun Capital pre-empts $43m pension liability claim

The private equity firm is seeking a court judgment that it is not liable for pension payments due to employees of bankrupt portfolio company Marsh.

Compliance training advised for IR teams

Marketing materials must be SEC-compliant, so it makes sense to train its authors, say panelists at PEI’s Private Fund Compliance Forum.

Cross-firm dialogue key conflict resolution

Compliance officers should engage teams across a firm to mitigate conflicts of interest

PE fund operations increase in importance

Strong demand from LPs is driving further emphasis on operations.

What you always wanted to know about the SEC, but were afraid to ask

Don't miss out on the opportunity to help shape the discussion between a top SEC examiner and Blackstone's global chief compliance officer at the PERE CFOs and COOs Forum on May 16.