Finance & Accounting

Pioneering fund managers are making the ultimate GP prize – carried interest – contingent on impact or ESG metrics. Is this the future?
Executives from four firms that have broken ground in the space – Carlyle, EQT, BPEA and InfraRed – discuss the future of sustainability-linked debt facilities.
ESG sustainability social finance investment environment
A series of sustainability-focused deals in 2021 gave fresh significance to a relatively young market.
Access to competitive pricing and operational efficiency will always be critical factors for firms when it comes to trading currencies. But for many , one big emerging concern is a lack of transparency, writes MillTechFX CEO Eric Huttman.
Eighty percent of the the firm’s 15 NAV loan and preferred equity deals in 2021 were done with top 100 private equity managers by size, says an executive at the lender.
Rising expenses, and the challenge for many LPs of getting the financial data they need to justify the costs, are leading to misalignment between managers and their fund investors.
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The new hire from JPMorgan will handle Blackstone's financial institution relationships, including the banks that finance its PE operation.
Balance, Teamwork, random shapes
Whether it’s tenders, intervals, evergreens or hybrids, the private funds industry is seeing a re-emergence of novel fund structures. We spoke to managers and service providers trying to tap a growing base of investors.
'Plan ahead' is the byword for CFOs in charge of managing subscription credit lines and bank relationships, as higher staff turnover and changes in risk appetite at lenders have accompanied an evolution into an otherwise more transparent market.
Many private companies haven’t prioritized investing in their back-office functions, increasing the likelihood of adverse developments years after going public, write AlixPartners’ Sean Dowd and Marc Landy.
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