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How fundraising is affected by Brexit

With delegation rules a hot topic and the possibility of some investment being withdrawn from UK-focused funds, Brexit is already having an impact. Samuel Brooks of Macfarlanes explores some of the key issues.

Splitting the difference: SEC vs NFA exams

Claudia Ranieri and Susan Lynskey of Alaric Compliance Services examine the gap between the Securities and Exchange Commission and National Futures Association’s requirements.

Mega-funds and their mega-financings

Co-ordinating large subscription lines for mega-funds presents a unique set of challenges, write Debevoise & Plimpton’s Thomas Smith and Felix Paterson.

The rise of asset-based lending

Asset-based fund finance has a number of benefits for private fund managers, but they must conduct thorough due diligence, write Shiraz Allidina, director, and Michael Peterson, managing director, at Citco Capital Solutions

Private equity funds under Trump: one year on

Foley & Lardner partners Greg Husisian and Todd Boudreau, and associate Kevin McNiff, analyze where the administration has left the industry

Executive pensions – at arm’s length?

Potential business acquisitions are subject to intense due diligence by private equity firms, but a crucial element they sometimes miss – executive pensions – could unravel their plans, writes Rosalind Connor, a partner, at ARC Pensions Law.

Private equity sees shift towards independent oversight

A growing number of offshore private equity funds are appointing independent directors to their boards, mirroring a long-standing trend in the hedge funds industry, Joanne Huckle, Partner at Ogier in the Cayman Islands, writes

Redefining investor relations

More is being demanded from investor relations professionals, so they need to make sure they have the skillset to match, writes Richard Harland, managing director at SEI.

The problem with operating partners

Their job description is still being established 10 years on and there are plenty of tensions inherent in the role, says Nick Leopard, the chief executive of Accordion.