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In the midst of a sea change

Today’s fund administrators are a far cry from yesterday’s accounting firm spin-offs, offering services from back office outsourcing through to risk management and performance attribution

Some very taxing issues for PE funds

Whether it is President Trump’s reforms, changes to partnership audit and fee waiver rules or the fallout from the Grecian Mining court case, GPs and funds face some big changes to the US tax regime in 2018, says Jerry Musi, a partner specializing in private equity fund tax issues at accounting and advisory firm RSM

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.

Crowe Horwath: Five key factors for IT due diligence

Ignoring IT during the due diligence process exposes a company to unnecessary post-investment risk and might cause it to miss the opportunity to uncover potential inhibitors to advance its investment thesis.

CFO 2.0: No ordinary job

Finance chiefs these days have to be experts in everything from compliance to technology, as private funds CFO Andrew Sutton tells EisnerAmper’s Peter Cogan and Patterson Chiweshe.

CFO survey: Taking a deeper dive

The days when a chief financial officer’s role was a 'back-office' job – focused solely on financial reporting and tax return compliance – are long gone.

CFO 2.0: Navigating the tax maze

Staying abreast of new tax rules and recommendations can be a daunting task for CFOs. That information overload has forced them to rely more heavily on external tax advisors, according to Michael Laveman, an EisnerAmper tax partner and co-chair of its New York tax practice.

Guernsey: A port in a storm

Kate Clouston, deputy chief executive at Guernsey Finance, explains the unique advantages that make Guernsey an appealing base from which to do business, and a respite from Brexit-related uncertainty

Cyber criminals target private equity capital, connections

Private equity firms are a uniquely attractive mark for cyberattacks, but a proactive approach can be a sturdy shield, writes Peter Cohen, director of strategic risk at MWR InfoSecurity

Analysis: Why Brexit impact on funds may be limited

Brexit will have implications for loan-originating fund structures but they may not be too dramatic, according to Patricia Volhard of Debevoise.