February 2018 Issue

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    Year: 2018

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    NPPRs: the answer to post-Brexit fundraising blues

    Even without a passport, UK-based GPs could find it surprisingly easy to access EU capital after the country leaves the EU.

    The valuation revolution

    The next 12 months are set to transform the valuations landscape for alternative investment funds.

    Battle of the sexes

    GPs must engage both men and women equally in conversations about fostering gender diversity, but the real drive will come from investors.

    All in the same boat

    US managers navigating changes to interest deductibility rules can turn to their British and German counterparts for advice and, if they’re lucky, hope.

    GDPR compliance is now front and center

    The delayed introduction of UK manager compliance rules means firms can now focus on General Data Protection Regulation.

    ICYMI: Ardenton, Aztec and Northern Pacific name new hires

    A round-up of recent industry appointments

    Private equity funds under Trump: one year on

    Foley & Lardner partners Greg Husisian and Todd Boudreau, and associate Kevin McNiff, analyze where the administration has left the industry

    The law of unintended consequences

    The tax reform bill passed at the end of 2017 leaves private fund managers wondering what will befall them, but for now, there are short-term issues to deal with.

    Demanding a tighter ship

    LPs are calling for improved governance structures within funds, including better transparency on fees and performance calculations, according to data from Vistra.

    The pfm powerlist

    pfm shines a light on the unsung back-office heroes who keep investors, regulators and partners happy by working hard behind the scenes.

    Chief talent officers: The talent wranglers

    Private equity firms know first-hand how human capital can drive returns, so many are hiring their first chief talent officer. But staffing the role requires a clear set of priorities

    How to hire a CFO

    Compensation is crucial, but a seat at the table is increasingly important to back-office job-seekers.

    Who’s paid what: US salaries revealed

    US-based entry level staff are pulling in more and more cash, but salaries for the top brass have stagnated.

    Succession planning: How to fill the boss’s shoes

    Laying the groundwork for a firm’s future involves many of the same factors for both private equity and private debt groups, but credit has nuances of its own to consider.

    How to protect your private fund legacy

    As the industry matures, some of its iconic founders are addressing the future of their firms – and how to keep their legacies alive.

    ‘The fund industry has worked hard on gender equality’

    Rebecca Fuller, a director at fund valuation advisor Duff & Phelps, speaks to pfm about developing the firm’s women’s network and working towards achieving her ultimate goal