September 2015 Issue

    Month: September
    Year: 2015

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    Lessons learned

    Six private fund CFOs, CCOs and COOs tell us how their college experiences have shaped their careers today

    Danger up ahead

    As GPs, LPs and placement agents arrange meetings and conference calls to determine what a true ‘reverse solicitation’ is, regulators across Europe may finally have the time to review industry participants’ actions, insiders warn

    Minding your Ps and Qs

    Rigid accounting standards are creating a problem for GPs: China’s recent market volatility is not allowing CFOs to report a true fair market value of their publicly-listed Chinese assets

    Under the spotlight

    Highlights from the 2015 PERE CFOs/COOs Forum.

    Preparing for takeoff

    Compliance with the new revenue recognition standard may seem a long way off, but private equity accounting teams need to start thinking about its possible impacts sooner rather than later

    Q&A: The new normal

    Pfm catches up with valuations expert Dr. Cindy Ma to hear about the latest valuation best practices being adopted by private fund managers and ask why audits have become so much tougher in recent memory

    From good to great

    The sophistication of valuation committees has advanced leaps and bounds over the last five years, but EisnerAmper director Craig Ter Boss says that best practices are still evolving as managers look to further enhance stakeholders’ trust in their valuation processes.

    No end in sight

    The one clear takeaway from the ESMA’s opinion on the AIFMD marketing passport is this: the regulatory uncertainty in Europe has been prolonged indefinitely.

    Split the fee debate in half

    Conflating carried interest reporting with that of general fees and expenses only muddies the transparency debate.

    Dear regulator

    We challenge Proskauer partner Harry Frischer to explain the best way for GPs to answer a regulatory inquiry.

    Say cheese

    News and views too good not to share...

    Dress decoder

    News and view too good not to share...

    The nuances of control

    Valuation can become a challenging exercise when GPs lack control over management or exit timing – even more so when debt is involved. Here, valuation experts Stephan Forstmann and Robert Malagon walk us through the issue