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PE will be disrupted, but not by robots

Fee rancor, rather than technological change, will ultimately shake up the private equity world order.

The year in soundbites

From panic setting in ahead of GDPR to growing pains in Luxembourg, 2018 proved to be a year with plenty to say about in pfm.

Key trends of 2018: Cybersecurity takes center stage

Less than half of CFOs and operational executives feel well-prepared to handle a cyber-attack.

Key trends of 2018: EU doubles down on data protection

GDPR was the most notable EU regulatory initiative in 2018, but attention soon switched back to Brexit.

Stories of the year: Q4

Fees came under the spotlight in the fourth quarter with the release of pfm’s latest benchmarking survey.

Stories of the year: Q3

Artificial intelligence and how private equity could best use blockchain technology were hot topics for discussion.

CTO hiring at PE firms projected to increase to keep up with technology

A survey by administrative services provider Intertrust showed that more than half of private equity professionals believe that most firms in their sector will have hired CTOs by 2023.

Investors refuse to pay cybersecurity and IT costs – pfm survey

GPs should think twice before allocating too much of the IT budget to the fund, because LPs aren’t inclined to pick up the tab.

April Evans is on a mission to get more women into private equity

The CFO of Monitor Clipper Partners is doing her bit to redress the industry’s problem with diversity.

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