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The top 10 legal risks facing private equity funds in 2019

Cyber risk, an increasingly active OCIE and hyped up unicorn valuations are among the biggest regulatory and litigation risks facing private funds this year, say lawyers from Proskauer.

What will valuations look like in 2019?

Tax reform, the public market, outsourcing and the regulator are all factors that private funds managers will have to consider when it comes to their calculations.

ILPA turns to SEC to fix one-sided limited partnership agreements

Out of 80 investors surveyed in late 2018, 69% had seen reduced fiduciary duties in LPAs.

UK private equity transparency improving, but still has work to do

The Private Equity Reporting Group lists human rights and gender diversity disclosures as requiring attention in the industry in its latest annual report on the Walker Guidelines.

9 things we learned at the CFOs & COOs Forum

From cybersecurity woes to valuation challenges to benchmark selection, the team rounds up the top talking points from our 16th annual forum.

European regulatory developments to monitor in 2019

Amid Brexit uncertainty, there are other European regulatory issues such as MiFID to keep an eye on, write Simon Witney and Patricia Volhard.

Four stories to monitor in 2019

What do we think we will be reporting this year? Data will feature heavily.

Lightyear settles with SEC for overcharging investors

The settlement was the result of an SEC examination that started in December 2016.

SEC seeks comment on proposal allowing PE firms to share bank’s name

The Volcker Rule forbids a bank or investment advisor from sharing the same name or a variation of the same name with a private equity fund that it creates.

Key trends of 2018: Cybersecurity takes center stage

Less than half of CFOs and operational executives feel well-prepared to handle a cyber-attack.

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