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US steps up as European LPs ‘strike’ over Brexit

UK private equity funds are under increased scrutiny from continental investors but US LPs seem to have fewer doubts.

Blackstone impressed by KKR’s stock gain in C-corp conversion

KKR’s stock has gained 25% since its May announcement that it would move away from a partnership, outperforming Blackstone.

What CFOs need to know about the state sales tax ruling

Tax attorney Marvin Kirsner discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling on state sales tax and its implications on private equity, including valuation of portfolio companies.

Supreme Court ruling nixes SEC’s administrative law judges

The court’s decision stems from appeal by a former investment advisor accused of deceptive practices and could upend previous judgments.

Keep records of expenses for SEC scrutiny

An industry executive says the regulator wants to ensure that expenses aren’t excessive and investors aren’t billed inappropriately.

SEC drafts goals, including changes to ‘outdated’ rules

The agency's Strategic Plan for 2018-22 addresses the transformations in capital markets and seeks to update regulation.

CFIUS overhaul seen impacting investment practices by non-US LPs

Non-US LPs in US funds should expect 'additional scrutiny' during reviews and investigations by a beefed-up Committee on Foreign Investment in the US.

Belgium fund reform to boost PE fundraising

Reforms to Belgium’s private privak fund structure will make private funds more attractive investment propositions for LPs, according to a leading lawyer in the country.

Assessing US tax law implications for secondaries buyers

The new tax laws brought in a withholding tax on partnership interests held by non-US people. James McCredie of Macfarlanes explains the implications.

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