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More fund admin outsourcing likely in private real estate

Real estate fund managers expect to increase outsourcing of fund adminstration in 2018-19, and see regulation as most likely to affect their business over the next three years.

Data security more important than returns for LPs

Reliable data security measures are more important than returns or fee alignment to LPs, according to the annual CFA survey on investor trust.

How to protect your firm from the hackers

No cybersecurity program can be totally foolproof, but there are key ways to reinforce any effort and mitigate the biggest cyber-risks.

Who picks up the tab?

The tougher stance from the SEC on fees and expenses has had knock-on effects around the world.

Cost transparency biggest LP-GP misalignment

Clearer free structures are more important for LPs than a reduction in fees, research from State Street has revealed.

CFO 2.0: Battling the threat

As external cyberattacks become ever more sophisticated and aggressive, fund managers need to ensure their security keeps pace

New kid on the block

Two private equity funds have adopted blockchain so far this year. Claire Wilson finds out how the tech-shy industry can benefit from the cutting edge.

CFO 2.0: Far beyond the audits

The role of a private equity firm CFO may start with finance and accounting, but it spreads much further than that, as Toby Mitchenall discovered when he sat down with a panel of senior executives and technical experts

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