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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

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.

CFO 2.0: Turning up the heat

Limited partners are adding a whole new layer of demands to a CFO’s bulging in-tray.

From back office to center stage

The role of the private fund CFO has grown beyond all recognition, according to new research.