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5 steps to securing your PE firm’s data

Private equity firms with limited resources can take measures without spending heavily to ensure that their data is protected, writes Phil Chambers.

New version of ‘private capital’ valuation guidelines out for consultation

IPEV's latest revisions are not radical, but there are some significant substantive changes, writes Simon Witney

The holy trinity of terms: preferred return

In the final instalment of a three-part series, long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell reflects on shortcomings of the hurdle rate in private equity and proposes an alternative.

A primer on blockchain and artificial intelligence for PE

Advances in blockchain and artificial intelligence will help drive efficiency and provide scenarios to drive business decisions in private equity, writes Vishal Shukla.

The holy trinity of terms: carried interest

Long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell reflects on the three key economic terms at the heart of the relationship between manager and investor, starting with carry.

The holy trinity of terms: management fees

Long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell says private equity should benefit from either significant carried interest or high fees – but not both.

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