Download our May issue; Top legal minds on key issues

Our May issue, including our cover story, “Valuations in a Pandemic”, is out and ready to be downloaded; Leading lawyers give their take on the big topics of this year.

New issue: The May edition of Private Funds CFO awaits your download here. This month’s cover story, “Valuations in a pandemic” takes a look at how firms dealt with their end of year marks, and expands on our coverage of how to approach your March 31 marks, which many of you are likely still working on. We also discuss how this is the first true test of the mark-to-market approach across the entire financial sector, why it matters, and what the likely consequences will be of its widespread application now.

Also in this issue: Takeaways from PEI’s survey of LP and GP sentiment amid the pandemic; a Q&A with HKW’s Constantine Rakkou; the PTP threat to secondaries; the novel concept of ‘bad funds’; a primer on net asset value loans; six ways to raise follow-on capital; a special focus on current compliance issues and more.

Legal minds opine on the times: Sister title Private Equity International sat down with four lawyers who were recognized for their work and future potential in its 2019 “40 under 40: Future Leaders of Private Equity”. They were asked to give their thoughts on key legal issues for GPs and LPs, from navigating data protection laws or managing through political and economic turbulence. Here are their answers.

Email prepared by Graham Bippart