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  • PFM July 2017 Cover Image

    July 2017 Issue

    In this issue
    Make yourself clear

    The US regulator and the limited partner lobby group are gathering data on fund-level leverage, and are likely to focus on disclosures to LPs, Marine Cole finds

    Managing the cashflow

    Since Oaktree’s Howard Marks sounded the alarm on subscription line financing, criticism has rained down on the product. Kalliope Gourntis spoke with GPs about the facilities

    Berlin calling

    Brexit, transparency and subscription credit lines were on the minds of chief financial officers at Invest Europe’s CFO Forum in Germany. Claire Wilson has four takeaways from the conference

    Registering interest

    The Financial Choice Act would mean GPs no longer have to register with the SEC, but many of them see it as a selling point.

    A calculated change?

    Economic terms for private equity investments are evolving, but are today’s agreements the new norm?

    Bending over backwards

    Flexibility in fund terms may suit LPs and GPs, but transparency can suffer as a result

    No more broken windows

    The SEC may not pursue every infringement under its new chairman, but the focus on examinations is here to stay, says Blackstone chief legal officer John Finley

    Relying on each other

    Marine Cole examines the symbiotic relationship between subscription credit lines and secondaries funds

    Regulation Map

    pfm looks at how domiciles are enticing managers with new fund regimes and reforms.

    Jumping the gun

    GPs pursuing buy and build strategies should gauge their antitrust risk early, because there can be a steep price for waiting until a regulator comes knocking, writes Rob Kotecki.

    Directive investing

    Claire Wilson considers what fund managers want – and what they expect – from the AIFMD review.

    The regulation roundabout

    Most firms have adapted well to increased regulatory requirements, but keeping the watchdog from the door is an ongoing challenge. Claire Wilson and Rebecca Akrofie look at what’s next for global private fund regulation.

    Jul/Aug 2017 News Digest

    Jul/Aug 2017 News Digest Rebecca 2017-07-01 Akrofie Dollar Tree sues Sycamore Sycamore Partners is being sued for allegedly breaching the terms of an agreement that formed as part of an acquisition made by one of its portfolio companies. The private equity firm agreed it would work with Do

    ‘It requires patience and attention to detail’

    Michael Halford, a fund formation lawyer at global law firm Goodwin Procter, tells Rebecca Akrofie about the science behind his specialty and the hobby that hones his skills.