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UK told to oppose Euro private equity clampdown

Lawmakers in the UK have urged the British government to reject European proposals for wide-ranging regulation of the alternative funds universe as they currently stand, especially if there is no comparable legislation in the US.

Volcker rule impact may hit in 2022

The 'Volcker Rule's' impact on private equity may not be felt until 2022, and its main effect could be to reduce banks' co-investment in alternative vehicles.

Bank-backed PE needs to ‘stand alone’

Ex-Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker says banks need to choose between being bank holding companies and housing private equity platforms. Citi, meanwhile, may divest its $8bn PE unit.

Guggenheim spin-out targets global debt, equity

Newly formed G2 Investment Group, co-founded by J. Todd Morley, David Conrod and Antonio de la Rua, has as its CIO Alan Menkes, a buyout veteran formerly of Thomas Weisel and Hicks Muse.

CalSTRS eyes core funds for 2010, 2011

The $132.2bn public pension is shifting its attention away from value-added and opportunistic strategies, and sets an overall benchmark for the asset class to meet: a minimum of 9.25% net of fees.

On-demand data

Blackstone is piloting a new interactive LP portal that will allow investors to delve into the firm’s performance data across asset classes, geographies and sectors like never before. It will also allow LPs to import data from other GPs into the Blackstone system.

Real estate report card

A lack of industry reporting standards have resulted in LPs receiving a hugely divergent amount and type of information from each of their GPs. Is it time for some industry standards? By Zoe Hughes


Real estate GPs hope to avoid new laws requiring SEC registration thanks to existing investment company rules but it could be a mixed blessing at best: unregistered funds could find it even harder to raise cash from LPs, and restrict their ability to close deals. PERE magazine October 2010 issue

TCW liquidates public-private fund

A PPIP fund raised by The TCW Group has been withdrawn following the departure of the firm’s chief investment officer Jeffrey Gundlach, which triggered a key-man clause.

Fighting for the future

Barack Obama wants to clamp down on bank-sponsored private equity funds. It could mark the end for such vehicles in the US. By Zoe Hughes

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