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Adams Street opens Seoul office

Chris Cho, who joined the Adams Street Partners this month from Lazard Asset Management, will head the firm's Seoul outpost as a principal.

Under pressure

CFOs of lower mid-market private equity firms are facing mounting demands on the back and middle office, but finding the right release valve for fund administration duties is not always so simple

Crowe Horwath: Making tax strategy less taxing

Tax issues – whether with nexus, evolving e-commerce regulations or otherwise – can be the ants at the picnic of any portfolio company sale. Crowe Horwath’s Mike Gamboa, Paul Yoder and Steve Lalor discuss how a proactive approach can help buyer and seller get the best out of any transaction.

CFO 2.0: Far beyond the audits

The role of a private equity firm CFO may start with finance and accounting, but it spreads much further than that, as Toby Mitchenall discovered when he sat down with a panel of senior executives and technical experts

CFO 2.0: Turning up the heat

Limited partners are adding a whole new layer of demands to a CFO’s bulging in-tray.

GRESB’s ESG performance indicator gets investor backing

The Amsterdam-based benchmarking organization’s latest evaluation, which has received support from APG and PGGM, is intended for real estate firms that have begun to adopt sustainability practices.

PE firm fined $1m in conflicts case

Principals at Augustine Capital were prosecuted for using its fund’s assets to make conflicting transactions and not notifying investors.

Fund management ‘action’ to remain in London despite Brexit

Many UK managers believe the country will retain its status as an asset management hub.

UK FCA fee reporting template enforced from August

Private fund managers will have to use a standardized reporting template to comply with new transparency rules.

Interim PE valuations need ‘rigor’

The same effort should be applied to quarterly valuations as to year-end calculations, according to Duff & Phelps’ David Larsen.