What keeps this CFO up at night? Tax issues

Blue Vista CFO James Strezewski is preoccupied by tax, tech and talent issues. Sound familiar?

Our insight today comes from the CFO of Blue Vista Capital Management, James Strezewski. Blue Vista is a private equity real estate firm, but private funds CFOs of all hues will recognize the challenges:

Tax changes are the biggest headache: “States are changing rapidly to react to the federal changes and there is little guidance available to validate one’s decisions.”

– The biggest challenge coming down the track? HR. “Retaining talented employees is always a challenge, but with the field of competitors for a relatively thin labor pool having increased in the past decade, it has become increasingly difficult.” Read the interview here.

Elsewhere fund services firm Gen II is celebrating a win: it will provide fund accounting and reporting, fund administration and other services to Aberdeen Standard Investments USA’s private equity funds.

In C-suite people news: FTV Capital (New York and Sand Fransisco-based, $2.7 billion AUM according to PEI data) has hired a chief talent officer. Allison Walker joins from TCV (formerly known as Technology Crossover Ventures).

Email prepared by Toby Mitchenall.