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China’s Yunfeng hires general counsel

Shaolin Luo has joined the firm - set up by tech giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma - from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Beijing.

Nordic Capital: AIFMD changes are hampering investment

CFO Klas Tikkanen says the changes being made to the EU's AIFMD regime and broader legal complexity are harming investment and increasing the danger of funds breaching the law.

UK PE lobby group’s report highlights gender diversity problem

The BVCA’s first report on gender equality in private equity found just 6% of senior investment team roles are held by women.

Idinvest: LPs negotiating ‘harder and harder’ on the LPA

Guillaume Cavalin has joined Paris-based Idinvest Partners as legal director from Jones Day, the third legal hire the firm had made in 18 months. pfm caught up with Cavalin to get his take on how private equity fund structuring – and LP demands – are changing.

Sofinnova recruits its first general counsel

The recruitment of Armance Bordes from listed investor Eurazeo underscores the growing trend for private equity firms to recruit dedicated in-house legal advisors.

Blackstone’s bonuses 75% higher for men than for women

Blackstone, which said the discrepancy was due to three-quarters of its investment team being male, pays men on average 30% more an hour.

Rhone Group controller joins Maitland

Frank Ferrara has joined the advisory and fund administration firm to manage new business and oversee relationship management.

Abraaj loses CFO

Ashish Dave’s departure is the latest blow for the embattled firm

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.

Pollen Street Capital on hunt for CFO

The RBS spin-out, which closed its first full fund on £402 million last month, is also looking to make several associate-level hires in private equity.

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