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The Abraaj fallout will be felt by all CFOs

Investor protections suggested by a former Abraaj insider will place more importance on the role of finance chief.

Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

Blackstone paves the way for private equity’s tech revolution

Large firms can lead the industry in innovation and transform back-office legal operations, according to Blackstone’s John Finley.

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.

The VSS case is a wake-up call for GP-led deals

The secondaries market has come a long way; best practice around managing conflicts of interest has some way to go.

If you’ve been waiting for Volcker reform, now’s your chance

Why private equity firms should be actively engaged with the SEC over the next six weeks.

Why lawyers are urging lenders to get aggressive

With documentation strongly in favor of borrowers, financiers are being told to look for excuses to redress the balance of power.

Notes on a hurdle

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

Urgency on tax guidance

More than eight months have passed since the new tax law came into effect, yet much instruction is still needed from the IRS.

The valuations shoe that no longer fits

European private debt firms are trying to measure portfolio performance based on a private equity template. No longer will that suffice.

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