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Weighing sustainability risks in private equity

Simon Witney and Patricia Volhard at Debevoise & Plimpton discuss the European Commission's proposals to make asset managers disclose these risks.

AIFMD passporting extensions to NPPRs in doubt amid Brexit

Indications that private placement will be phased out anytime soon are likely "some way off the mark," according to a leading lawyer.

WATCH: Integrity at stake as GPs struggle with data science

Fund managers are not taking advantage of modern intelligence tools that would allow them to do more thorough underwriting, claims Matthias Kirchgaessner, an external advisor at Plexus Investments, at the Germany Forum hosted by sister title Private Debt Investor.

Treaty to make French taxes ‘more difficult to avoid’ for Luxembourg funds

A Luxembourg lawyer says funds reliant on treaty relief should be 'alert to risks' once the double-tax agreement between the two countries goes into effect next year.

Real estate managers stick with familiar fund domiciles

Potential regulatory disruption is driving managers towards the fund domiciles they know. 

AIMA calls for grandfathering provision in Brexit talks

A large number of potential issues face firms when the UK leaves the EU which could lead to chaos if not tackled.

Execution is the key to a successful spin-out

Making the business case for spinning out is often easy; the potential pitfalls come from the details of doing it.

WATCH: Are you ready for GDPR?

Personal data protection is a hot topic amid the Cambridge Analytica furore, and new rules of the game apply in two months. Find out why you should be on alert, according to Toby Duthie of Forensic Risk Alliance.

Partners Group fee income exceeds €1bn for the first time

The Swiss investor posted its largest ever fee income last year, but its performance fee pool was down by one-third despite overall performance fee growth.

Legal winners at the PEI Media Awards

Which law firms won across the alternative asset classes?

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