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The cost of restructuring a fund

More than half of funds plan to renegotiate fees if they extend the life of the fund. This could create a whole new set of problems, say Tom Angell, partner at WithumSmith+Brown.

‘If it’s not disclosed, it can’t be charged’

Expense provisions in fund documents are getting longer and longer, amid pressure on GPs to be more transparent, says Julie Corelli, a partner at Pepper Hamilton.

Aligning all the interests: GPs, LPs and service providers

General partners are engaging a whole host of specialized service providers, and funds are increasingly picking up the tab. Are all parties aligned enough to ensure that investors can reap the benefits as well, asks Anne Anquillare, CEO and president of PEF Services.

The Brexit opportunity for Luxembourg and the Channel Islands

The alternatives sector should see growth in trusted domiciles as fund managers seek continuity, argue Graham Perry-Dew, Julian Carey and Stuart Winter of Vistra.

Why cyber is a key part of your risk management plan

Protecting data and information is a key focus for private equity firms, but how do they stay ahead of the hackers?

Fund administrators take on an expanding role in compliance

As private equity continues to grow, the industry is facing mounting regulatory scrutiny. That means CFOs and CCOs will need greater support with compliance, Robert Aufenanger of Broadscope Fund Administrators tells pfm.

JPMorgan Chase: How to set fund administration standards

JPMorgan is helping funds with the self-service tools they need to help them interpret the relevant asset class information and data, Nicholas Granata tells pfm

EisnerAmper sees perks and benefits in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Trump administration’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created ample opportunities for investments in the private equity real estate market, Lisa Knee, a tax partner with EisnerAmper, tells pfm

BDO: Is the price right for portfolio companies?

GPs should be actively preparing for a new accounting standard that will change the way revenue is recognized for their portfolio companies, BDO’s Dale Thompson tells pfm.

Alter Domus on Brexit’s impact on fund domiciles

Luxembourg and Ireland are preferred jurisdictions for private equity firms seeking to do business, but managers need to take action soon ahead of Brexit or risk missing out on doing business in the EU, Laurent Vanderweyen, chief executive of fund administrator Alter Domus, tells pfm

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