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Former Abraaj partner: How to mitigate against GP ‘sharp practice’

Ahmed Badreldin, former head of MENA for The Abraaj Group, writes for PEI about his thoughts for LPs on fund due diligence lessons and investor safeguards.

SEC zeroing in on firms’ cyber-risk practices during exam process

The regulator is taking a closer look into firms' cyber risk management programs as part of the examination process.

Virginia-based fund manager settles with SEC for fraud but faces criminal charges

Todd Hitt faces up to 20 years in prison on charges of misappropriating millions of dollars in investor funds to support an 'extravagant lifestyle' and make 'Ponzi-like' payments.

OPIC expands mandate to private equity under new law

The Trump administration will have 120 days to present a reorganization plan to Congress to transfer agencies, personnel, assets and obligations to the newly created IDFC.

Phishing becoming a growing concern in private equity

Executives advise taking precautions as part of cyber risk management.

How Blackstone’s chief counsel puts tech to work

The firm’s chief legal officer John Finley talks SEC settlements and artificial intelligence.

Five things to expect from ILPA’s guidance on GP-leds

Expect a document that gets into the weeds when the LP body issues its best practices for fund restructurings.

Key SEC cybersecurity policy advisor to leave

Christopher Hetner, a senior advisor to the agency’s chairman, has worked to strengthen cyber incident response planning and threat intelligence capabilities.

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.

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