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In the midst of a sea change

Today’s fund administrators are a far cry from yesterday’s accounting firm spin-offs, offering services from back office outsourcing through to risk management and performance attribution

The dividing lines of fund finance

When it comes to the use of subscription credit lines, private equity firms will not be able to please all the LPs all of the time.

Some very taxing issues for PE funds

Whether it is President Trump’s reforms, changes to partnership audit and fee waiver rules or the fallout from the Grecian Mining court case, GPs and funds face some big changes to the US tax regime in 2018, says Jerry Musi, a partner specializing in private equity fund tax issues at accounting and advisory firm RSM

Why funds are reaching for a finance umbrella

Umbrella fund finance facilities can be a convenient and cost efficient option for managers with a number of strategies under one roof. Leon Stephenson and Alex Griffiths of law firm Reed Smith explain why.

Why funds are reaching for a finance umbrella

Umbrella fund finance facilities can be a convenient and cost efficient option for managers with a number of strategies under one roof. Leon Stephenson and Alex Griffiths of law firm Reed Smith explain why.

Fund restructuring without friction: a response

Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Abecassis responds to sister title PEI’s assessment of GP-led fund restructurings and the need for a genuine ‘do-nothing’ option for LPs.

Adopting a different waterfall – where will your profit flows end up?

As managers look at alternatives to a standard 8% preferred return and 100% catch-up waterfall, how does this affect how profits flow to investors and the manager? Goodwin’s Michael Halford and Benjamin Yeoh modeled them to find out

CFO survey: Taking a deeper dive

The days when a chief financial officer’s role was a 'back-office' job – focused solely on financial reporting and tax return compliance – are long gone.

CFO 2.0: Navigating the tax maze

Staying abreast of new tax rules and recommendations can be a daunting task for CFOs. That information overload has forced them to rely more heavily on external tax advisors, according to Michael Laveman, an EisnerAmper tax partner and co-chair of its New York tax practice.

Are LPs are ignoring operational due diligence?

Investors in private equity need to pay closer attention to the operational infrastructure of their managers, writes Hamilton Lane's Mario Giannini.