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SEC priorities in 9 takeaways

Disclosures and valuation practices top the Securities and Exchange Commission’s watch list, as we learned at sister title PERE's CFOs and COOs event.

Understand upcoming CFIUS changes before it’s too late

The passing of FIRRMA changes the scope of CFIUS and could have implications for US and non-US private equity funds. Simon Witney and Jeffrey Cunard of Debevoise explain.

WithumSmith+Brown: How to approach PE valuations

Tom Angell, practice leader of WithumSmith+Brown’s Financial Services Group, outlines the AICPA’s new valuation guide and how managers can keep LPs and a vigilant SEC happy by mitigating financial reporting risk.
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ILPA’s GP-leds guidance comes with implementation challenges

Disclosure, the role of the LPAC and status quo options may make some GP-led restructurings unaligned with the industry body's guidelines, according to Cleary Gottlieb.

5 tips to recognize revenue and why valuations are unaffected by new rules

Private equity valuations shouldn't feel a major impact from the new revenue recognition rules, writes PJ Patel, senior managing director and co-CEO of Valuation Research Corp. But valuation professionals should pay attention to certain accounting standards that are on the horizon.

Abraaj was one incident – it does not define the DIFC

If Gulf organizations can learn from Abraaj’s mistakes and demonstrate high standards of corporate governance and integrity, there’s no limit to potential growth in the next 15 years, writes Christopher Skipper, a partner at Winston & Strawn’s Dubai office.

Why ‘shadow banking’ in Europe does not need more rules

Further regulation of non-bank lending is unnecessary, a new white paper argues. It’s time to look at the smaller picture within individual member states.

What will valuations look like in 2019?

Tax reform, the public market, outsourcing and the regulator are all factors that private funds managers will have to consider when it comes to their calculations.

Shutdown leaves tax questions unanswered

Industry practitioners filing taxes for the first time since The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 came into effect are expecting a backlog at the agency.

Hot topics for the year ahead

California’s data law and cyber-risk management figure strongly on private equity agendas.

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