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Claire Coe Smith

A long-standing aversion toward using technology and automated processes to calculate carry and waterfalls is slowly dissipating, but the private funds industry has some way to go before adoption takes hold across the board.
Rising inflation is set to cause additional challenges for the private funds industry, particularly when it comes to valuations and risk assessments.
ESG-linked subscription lines are becoming more common, with the market evolving quickly on both sides of the Atlantic
Fund finance lawyers are working around some complex clauses in limited partner agreements
LPs seek out niches in an ever-more nuanced tech market.
Managers in the US have sprung into action as they look to catch up with the ESG efforts of larger firms and their European counterparts.
As ESG issues rise up managers’ agendas, fund administrators are seizing the opportunity to deliver products and services that meet their needs.
Flexible pencil
The covid crisis has put pressure on the relationships between GPs and their investors. As many have looked to renegotiate fund terms, Private Funds CFO asks what the lasting effect will be on the LPA.
LPs can find the options are limited when a fund manager restructures the leftover assets in a fund nearing the end of its life.
Fees remain a bone of contention for limited partners as fund sizes continue to grow.

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