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The value of your time

Valuations are coming under increasing scrutiny, with a new certification and a new benchmark. Here's what alternative asset firms may have to do.

Chief talent officers: The talent wranglers

Private equity firms know first-hand how human capital can drive returns, so many are hiring their first chief talent officer. But staffing the role requires a clear set of priorities

Chief talent officers: The talent wranglers

Private equity firms know first-hand how human capital can drive returns, so many are hiring their first chief talent officer. But staffing the role requires a clear set of priorities

Crowe Horwath: How to protect your firm from the hackers

Every high-profile hack reminds C-suite executives of the stakes involved in their cybersecurity program. Then the budget swells for the task of safeguarding a company’s data, even as senior management frequently don’t have the expertise to decide how best to prioritize the various elements of a program. It becomes easier to hire a small army […]

How to protect your firm from the hackers

No cybersecurity program can be totally foolproof, but there are key ways to reinforce any effort and mitigate the biggest cyber-risks.

Crowe Horwath: Cybersecurity damage control

The most rigorous cybersecurity program still can falter in the face of a natural disaster or highly skilled hacker. Bob Lullo of Crowe Horwath tells pfm how best to limit the damage of any crisis.

Will new IRS audit rules end in tiers?

IRS rules for partnership audits are poised to take effect in 2018, but GPs still have serious questions about the new regime, Rob Kotecki finds

Picking the drapes

Planning the design or upgrade of your office requires the right blend of consensus and outside expertise to avoid eyesores and miffed partners.

Know thy trustees

Addressing the pension liabilities of a UK company often requires that the private equity bidder sit down with the trustees early in the deal process

Skeptics for hire

Forensic accountants can expose troubles before a deal closes, and help establish procedures to ensure that any balance sheet smoke never becomes a fire. Here are a few guidelines for when and how to use these experts.