Getting your data prepared for the ‘new abnormal’

WilliamsMarston restructuring experts explain the important of data hygiene as you prepare for the post-covid world; ALFI appoints new director of legal and tax.

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Clean data and restructuring: Financial sponsors are moving into the “crucial third phase” of the covid-19 crisis, say two restructuring pros at WilliamsMarston. Getting to the fourth stage – whatever new normal arises in the aftermath – may require rebuilding financial models from the ground up. They outline why data hygiene is crucial to successful restructurings, and why it’s important to ensure that data is versatile.

ALFI hire: The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has announced the appointment of Emmanuel Gutton as the new director of legal and tax, a position handed over to him by Marc-André Bechet, who will serve as deputy director general. Gutton joins from Luxembourg-based UCITS management company Pictet Asset Management, where he served as head of legal and conducting officer since 2016. Prior to that, he practiced law for more than a decade in Paris, Luxembourg and Hong Kong.

Email prepared by Graham Bippart and Connor Hussey