February 2017 Issue

    Month: February
    Year: 2017

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    Sealing up the cracks

    The cybersecurity rules New York State will introduce in March may have been diluted, but firms need to make sure they have a watertight risk assessment.

    Crystal ball gazing

    Todd Cipperman, managing principal at Cipperman Compliance Services, shares his thoughts on this year’s landscape with pfm.

    Autocratic for the people

    The rise of populist movements around the world raises questions for GPs looking to deploy capital abroad. Rob Kotecki talks with several experts to determine what they mean for investors in 2017.

    It started with a big bang

    Private equity heavyweight Matthew Hudson has already broken new ground with his pure-play alternatives law firm, setting up a one-stop admin shop for small-cap fund managers. Now he’s got his eye on larger things, Claire Wilson reports.

    Keeping tabs on ESG

    As the importance of environmental, social and governance issues grows, tools to help fund managers navigate the area are being brought to market, writes Claire Wilson.

    Connecting the dots

    Private equity firms that successfully exploit data can benefit from increased efficiency and a competitive advantage, Nicole Miskelly discovers.

    Volcker fatigue

    Banks have been divesting alternative assets since the Volcker Rule became law, but as the Federal Reserve issues its fourth compliance extension, are lawmakers really committed to it?

    Digging for dirt

    US infrastructure investors, despite lingering behind their European peers on the issue, are starting to get tough on ESG.

    Winning confidence

    Having a robust administration procedure can help fund managers mitigate risk. pfm’s new report, Achieving Excellence in Private Fund Administration and Valuation, explains why

    Reputation, reputation, reputation!

    A reputational crisis can leave a private fund firm unable to raise or deploy capital. Toby Mitchenall explores how to avoid one