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SEC names Driscoll OCIE head

Peter Driscoll has served as OCIE acting director since the beginning of the year.

Australia fund overhaul to reduce regs ‘burden’

The national regulator has proposed changes to six areas of funds registration and compliance regulation.

Sycamore’s Dollar Express ‘profited from stolen information’

A former employee of Dollar Tree/Family Dollar gave her boyfriend, who worked at rival Dollar Express, information about new store openings.

Regulation prompts Deutsche fund admin arm sell-off

The German bank has sold its alternative fund services unit to Apex, a global fund administration firm.

FCA cuts registration and supervision red tape

The new portal will remove ‘unnecessary barriers to the regulatory journey’ for new entrants.

UK PFMs face 2018 compliance marathon

New transparency, accountability and reporting rules will come into force over the course of the new year.

RE ‘playing catch-up’ on lack of data

One potential solution to the problem, delegates at sister title PERE’s Investor Forum in Amsterdam heard, might come through greater sharing of real estate data in the industry, in line with rival asset classes.

PE fair value terms become increasingly specific – report

Fund managers are including more detailed criteria in the valuations of private equity assets, according to a Deloitte survey.

SEC loses Tilton fraud case

The US regulator failed to prove allegations Lynn Tilton defrauded investors in three of her distressed debt funds.

The lay of the law and private funds risk

A growing number of private fund firms have become embroiled in court action this year. Rebecca Akrofie spoke to lawyers about the biggest legal headwinds currently facing the industry