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Thomas Duffell

Thomas Duffell is the Asia Editor for PEI Media. Based in PEI’s Hong Kong office, he is responsible for the cohort of Hong Kong-based reporters and Research & Analytics personnel as the company’s senior editorial representative in the region. He was previously Features Editor for PEI’s private equity real estate title PERE, where he was responsible for the publication's long-form journalism and analysis.

ILPA’s fund finance factsheet helps set the standard

Guidance announced this week on how fund managers should use subscription lines comes at a time when the industry is getting to grips with best practice on this now-controversial issue, Thomas Duffell writes.

Charter Hall appoints ex-Brookfield exec as CFO

The Sydney-listed fund manager has hired Russell Proutt who spent 11 years at Canadian investment giant Brookfield Asset Management.

INREV: Transparency will create greater RE liquidity

Investors picked increased transparency and the standardization of documents as the two key factors most likely to improve liquidity in the non-listed real estate market in the future, according to a recent INREV survey.

Internos names CFO

The London-based real estate manager recruited the COO of UK insurer Aviva to run its finance unit. 

CFOs embracing leadership role

As the demands of the position increase, private equity CFOs are accepting greater responsibility for the firm’s overall success, speakers noted at the EVCA CFO Forum this week.

eFront offers LP software

Third party service provider news: Placement agents Park Madison and Monument make hires; GPs are being encouraged to use a new smartphone legal app; and more.

France and Austria ignite ‘Tobin Tax’ talks

The two European nations reportedly sought to break the deadlocked discussions around a pan-European financial transaction tax.

Harbert Europe sued by UK JV partner

UK-focused logistics firm Canmoor is taking Harbert to court over an alleged unpaid performance fee.

Champ to leave the SEC(2)

Norm Champ, who was instrumental in the adoption of the Volcker Rule, will leave the financial watchdog later this month.

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