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Tech Q&A: Bridging the digital divide

Whether it’s due diligence, data exchange or tax software, technology poses some of the biggest issues for a modern private equity firm. We asked leading tech experts to answer some of the most common conundrums.

Lack of talent and leadership impeding cybersecurity improvements

A survey of 100 firms by fund administrator Augentius found that more than 50% are less than satisfied with their cybersecurity arrangements.

WATCH: Should you have cybersecurity insurance?

A compliance expert explains what immediate steps you can take in the event of a security breach.

GPs told they ‘can’t outsource responsibility’ on GDPR

Fund's data controller has an obligation to ensure the vehicle is compliant with new regulations, managers warned.

Regulatory enforcement of alternatives down under Trump, says study

Alternative assets managers have experienced a lessening of regulatory enforcement since Donald Trump became President, according to a study by Koger.

Blackstone sees potential ‘significant adverse effect’ from US tax reform

The investment firm is also concerned by the Trump administration's protectionist policies and potential competition for its credit business.

SEC looks to boost staffing in key areas with 100 hires

The regulator is seeking a new chief risk officer, cybersecurity improvements and private fund experts for its 2019 budget.

Cybersecurity rises up ESG agenda

As the reach of hackers extends, GPs are increasingly viewing strong cybersecurity as a critical pillar of responsible investing.

More than one ‘significant’ UK cyberattack each day in 2017

Of the 1,100-plus incidents reported to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre last year, over half were classed as significant.

Avoid being taken for ransom

In the wake of escalated and more frequent cyberattacks on financial service and government entities, global regulators are stepping up supervision on cybersecurity protocols.

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