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The muddy waters of performance calculation

The private funds industry is institutionalizing, but the methods for calculating and reporting performance are still all over the place.

Ares becomes first listed alts manager to convert to a C-corporation

The firm has also set a new dividend policy with the potential for special dividends when performance fee income is particularly elevated.

Private real estate must get the point about gender discrimination

Fear of losing money, warnings to be on best behavior or considering skipping events are misguided reactions to the events at the President’s Club charity dinner.

The people business

With CFOs identifying talent attrition as one of the biggest risks facing their firms today, investing in human capital management is a no-brainer.

LPs: ‘Aggressive culture’ puts women off GP roles

Work-life balance is also better at LPs than at fund managers, research by Coller Capital found.

Adams Street opens Seoul office

Chris Cho, who joined the Adams Street Partners this month from Lazard Asset Management, will head the firm's Seoul outpost as a principal.

A larger slice of the pie

Salaries for junior staff in Europe are rising faster than for those at the top of the tree. Rebecca Akrofie finds out what is driving the numbers.

Under pressure

CFOs of lower mid-market private equity firms are facing mounting demands on the back and middle office, but finding the right release valve for fund administration duties is not always so simple

Legal terms scupper LPAC institutionalization

Investors’ caution over their legal status and liability means LPACs are unlikely to take on greater responsibilities