June 2018 Issue

    Month: June
    Year: 2018

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    Real estate managers plan more fund admin outsourcing

    Real estate fund managers expect to increase outsourcing of fund adminstration in 2018-19, and see regulation as most likely to affect their business over the next three years.

    RE managers stick with familiar fund domiciles

    Potential regulatory disruption is driving managers towards the fund domiciles they know. 

    Let’s talk terms

    What’s changing? What’s new? Justin Storms, partner, and Emily Harmsworth, counsel, at Linklaters, discuss what’s in fashion in today’s marketplace.

    Dissecting the limited partnership agreement

    The fundamental building block of the relationship between a manager and its investors is changing, but how is it best negotiated?

    Setting up a GP

    Starting a general partnership has its challenges. But getting some of the essentials right in the back office are critical in helping GPs dedicate their time on fundraising, says WithumSmith+Brown’s Tom Angell.

    Riverside’s CIO on managing cyber-risk

    GPs can take seven simple steps to improve their cybersecurity, says Eric Feldman, chief information officer of The Riverside Company.

    The arms race in fund admin

    The complexity of fund administration is creating competition among service providers for talent and technology.

    Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

    Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

    Infrastructure investments – a shifting perspective

    Technology is forcing disruption in the asset class as EY’s Zeeshan Ahmed, José Aubourg and Nicolas Tinant explain.

    ILPA pushes SEC on transparency of fees and expenses

    The LP group wants to see some changes, but at the same time retain certain rules, such as disclosure of AUM for large PE firms.

    An IRRitating metric

    Is the internal rate of return the most appropriate way of presenting investment performance?

    Ares’ C-corp conversion starts bearing fruit – exclusive

    A single document submitted to the IRS to change the firm’s tax status will have concrete changes for the alternative asset manager, management says.

    Why the switch to C-corp doesn’t add up

    Food for thought for those firms mulling switching from partnership to corporation.