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A Warren-ing to private markets

The future of alternative assets could look very different under Elizabeth Warren or other liberal US presidential candidates.

The SEC’s guidance on fiduciary duty: The lawyers’ view

The SEC's interpretation has provided some much needed guidance to an area characterized by 'flexibilty,' say Debevoise's Simon Witney and Kenneth Berman.

The market for GP-led fund restructurings is maturing

Fund restrucutrings will continue to be an important part of the private equity market, say Debevoise & Plimpton's Simon Witney and Andrew Rearick.

What operating partners and CFOs have in common

Those tasked with creating value in their firm’s portfolio companies have some similar preoccupations as those running private equity firm finance functions.

New UK fee transparency guidelines stand up to PE scrutiny

The Cost Transparency Initiative has launched templates for reporting fees and expenses to investors; managers wanting to wider their investor base should take note, write Debevoise & Plimpton's SImon Witney and John Young.

Is my waterfall too complicated to automate?

Al Bauer, managing director of Citco makes the case for waterfall automation even for complicated LP-GP agreements.
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The Private Fund Compliance Forum in 5 data points

We digest the premier meeting of private fund compliance professionals through some key statistics.

Lessons in how to start a scale private equity firm

Former KKR dealmaker Alex Navab will probably set records for his debut fundraise. Here’s what other managers can learn from his approach.

Regulation S-P: keeping client data on the D-L

The direction of travel is towards greater scrutiny of how private information is stored and used. A recent risk alert gives a steer.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.
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