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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in New York, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

‘Devil is in the detail’ on LP-GP alignment – report

GPs have more skin in the game, according to a survey by MJ Hudson – but whose skin is it?

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favor, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.

If you’ve been waiting for Volcker reform, now’s your chance

Why private equity firms should be actively engaged with the SEC over the next six weeks.

Auxo: A small firm ringing big changes to fund terms

Breaking from tradition, Auxo Growth Holdings I has no management fees and all of its LPs are invested in the management company.

CD&R’s Franco: ‘Investor needs are changing – IR must keep up’

Thomas Franco, an industry veteran, discusses the most important thing in investor relations – and it’s not asset aggregation.

Cambridge: Sub-lines can boost IRRs by 300bps

GPs are jumping at the chance to make use of credit lines, the investment consultant says, and greater transparency at fund level is needed to help investors clearly assess performance.

No complacency for compliance

The message to GPs from our Private Fund Compliance Forum this week was clear: the SEC will be back.

BCG: ‘The successful firm of the future will look nothing like it does today’

In its latest paper, the consulting firm argues the private equity industry has not peaked, but to take advantage of the continued opportunity firms must get their own houses in order.

LISTEN: The top litigation risks for private funds in 2018

Proskauer’s Tim Mungovan and Josh Newville tell pfm about the key litigation risks for private equity this year in our first podcast.

Tax reform leaves firms weighing up the possibilities

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects almost all aspects of how private equity funds are managed. Here’s what we know so far.

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