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How larger PE firms differ on finance staff

A recent report by McKinsey found that larger firms generally hired more staff amid a pick-up in reporting demand from investors.

What is the real meaning of transparency?

More expense provisions in LPAs come at the cost of clarity over what investors have to pay, says Jennifer Choi, managing director of industry affairs of the Institutional Limited Partners Association.

What CFOs should focus on to boost portfolio company value

They should be working to help drive growth, improve EBITDA and maximize exit value, according to consultants.

Banks pile into fund financing

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

Jurisdictions fight to attract private capital

A world full of private equity capital is spurring major reforms in fund domiciles keen to claim a slice of the pie.

Carlyle makes diversity a priority with new hire

The private funds manager hired Kara Helander from BlackRock to lead the effort for a more diverse and inclusionary workplace.

Why ILPA has gender inequality in its crosshairs

Under-representation of women can have serious consequences in private equity.

Proskauer: Funds should prepare for worst-case Brexit scenario

The law firm advises funds to act now to put contingency plans in place for a no-deal split between the UK and EU.

Jersey’s online fund applications process could ‘revolutionize’ sector

New technology and tools should speed up the authorization process.

A primer on blockchain and artificial intelligence for PE

Advances in blockchain and artificial intelligence will help drive efficiency and provide scenarios to drive business decisions in private equity, writes Vishal Shukla.

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