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NYCERS: Industry ‘could do a better job’ on GP-leds

David Enriquez, the $65bn pension's co-head of private equity, says the market needs to differentiate between types of process and their purpose.

Banks pile into fund financing

New York-based Signature Bank is the newest entrant into the $400bn fund finance market.

Ineffective GP-LP reporting ‘hurts’ private equity

Complexity, opacity and a lack of standardization have slowed efforts to improve reporting, a conference has heard.

‘Devil is in the detail’ on LP-GP alignment – report

GPs have more skin in the game, according to a survey by MJ Hudson – but whose skin is it?

Blockchain and private equity: a marriage made in heaven?

Some PE firms like Partners Group are making practical use of the new technology. SGG’s Stuart Pinnington discusses potential benefits for managers in embracing it.

The Abraaj fallout will be felt by all CFOs

Investor protections suggested by a former Abraaj insider will place more importance on the role of finance chief.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favor, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.

Former Abraaj partner: How to mitigate against GP ‘sharp practice’

Ahmed Badreldin, former head of MENA for The Abraaj Group, writes for PEI about his thoughts for LPs on fund due diligence lessons and investor safeguards.

SEC zeroing in on firms’ cyber-risk practices during exam process

The regulator is taking a closer look into firms' cyber risk management programs as part of the examination process.

Ability to innovate drives interest in first-time funds

Greater flexibility and higher returns were key reasons to back new fund managers, according to research by Intertrust.

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