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China’s Yunfeng hires general counsel

Shaolin Luo has joined the firm - set up by tech giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma - from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Beijing.

States continue the fight on carried interest tax

The battle over carried interest tax at state-level rests on whether it is seen as a reward for labor or for risk.

Nordic Capital: AIFMD changes are hampering investment

CFO Klas Tikkanen says the changes being made to the EU's AIFMD regime and broader legal complexity are harming investment and increasing the danger of funds breaching the law.

Lack of talent and leadership impeding cybersecurity improvements

A survey of 100 firms by fund administrator Augentius found that more than 50% are less than satisfied with their cybersecurity arrangements.

CFIUS overhaul seen impacting investment practices by non-US LPs

Non-US LPs in US funds should expect 'additional scrutiny' during reviews and investigations by a beefed-up Committee on Foreign Investment in the US.

UK PE lobby group’s report highlights gender diversity problem

The BVCA’s first report on gender equality in private equity found just 6% of senior investment team roles are held by women.

SEC appoints new OCIE chief risk officer

SEC veteran James Reese had been serving as acting chief risk and strategy officer for the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

Goodwin strengthens Hong Kong office with partner hire

Bosco Yiu has joined the firm's private equity practice from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Belgium fund reform to boost PE fundraising

Reforms to Belgium’s private privak fund structure will make private funds more attractive investment propositions for LPs, according to a leading lawyer in the country.

Idinvest: LPs negotiating ‘harder and harder’ on the LPA

Guillaume Cavalin has joined Paris-based Idinvest Partners as legal director from Jones Day, the third legal hire the firm had made in 18 months. pfm caught up with Cavalin to get his take on how private equity fund structuring – and LP demands – are changing.

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