News & Analysis

Key trends of 2018: EU doubles down on data protection

GDPR was the most notable EU regulatory initiative in 2018, but attention soon switched back to Brexit.

Key trends of 2018: Is it time to convert to C-corp?

One of the biggest talking points of the year was whether to join KKR in switching to C-corp status.

Stories of the year: Q4

Fees came under the spotlight in the fourth quarter with the release of pfm’s latest benchmarking survey.

Key trends 2018: Trump’s tax ‘gift to the industry’

The long-awaited US tax reforms were well-received by the private equity industry.

A Christmas (instant) message from the SEC

The latest risk alert reminds private equity firms to watch over employees’ use of social media and suggests best practices to improve monitoring.

Pantheon signs charter to promote gender diversity in senior roles

HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter now has 300 signatures, including a handful of private equity firms.

5 key takeaways from SEC’s North case for private fund CCOs

The regulator's Thaddeus North opinion gives guidance as to when enforcement action against chief compliance officers might be appropriate, write Sam Waldon and Erica Jones of Proskauer.

Stories of the year: Q3

Artificial intelligence and how private equity could best use blockchain technology were hot topics for discussion.

OCIE chief counsel picked as SEC unit’s co-deputy director

Daniel Kahl's appointment fortifies senior leadership amid recent departures of veteran staff.

DATA SNAPSHOT: US firms hesitate on marketing in Europe

Our pfm/SANNE CFO Survey 2018 shows that only 38% of US CFOs said their private equity firms are marketing in the region.

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