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Fund administration in a post-Abraaj world

GPs and fund administrators are strengthening their long-term relationships to ensure private equity firms’ operations are up to investors’ standards.

Fundraising changes hit CFO responsibilities

In this sponsored roundtable, five private equity experts gather to discuss the private fundraising market, how it has evolved in the past 10 years and the increasing role of the CFO.

The trouble with Excel

Demands from investors and regulators may make Excel obsolete in the years to come, but the founders of software company qashqade argue there are solutions already available that will make it easy to escape today’s spreadsheet hassles.

The barriers to marketing AIFs in Europe

AIFMD was supposed to make it easier and more efficient for fund managers to raise capital in Europe. Pierre Weimerskirch of LIS – a SANNE company – asks whether it has succeeded.

The private equity CFO’s new world order

Five private equity experts gather to discuss the private fundraising market, how it has evolved in the past 10 years, the increasing role of the CFO and the consequences of the abundance of money for the industry.

Fund managers learn to stop worrying and start outsourcing

As the industry grows more comfortable outsourcing back office functions, we sat down with SANNE’s Fred Steinberg to discuss what’s driving the trend, and why LPs appreciate the independence that fund administrators provide.

When are LPs happy to foot admin costs?

Ranjan Mishra, Viteos Fund Services, senior vice-president for private equity, discusses findings from the company’s recent survey among limited partners.

Ireland’s flexible fund structure

The ICAV fund structure in Ireland has been around since 2015, but alternative asset firms are only just discovering its wide range of benefits. Harold Adrion and Patterson Chiweshe of EisnerAmper describe its attractions.

Why investors should carefully evaluate new valuation metrics

Community-adjusted EBITDA is being used to justify sky-high valuations. There are good reasons for skepticism, says Anthony Alfonso of BDO.

The march toward standardization

ILPA’s Jennifer Choi and Peter Rosenstein, principal at Gen II Fund Services, discuss the challenges and opportunities of private equity data.

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