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For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.
With managers increasingly putting pressure on LPs to enter the carry early, Threadmark partner Patricia Wilkinson and PEI senior editors Toby Mitchenall, Bruno Alves and Jonathan Brasse look across asset classes to find out whether the status quo really is changing.
The regulatory agency is seeking comment on proposals to ease restrictions that prohibit banks from investing in private equity funds.
Long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell reflects on the three key economic terms at the heart of the relationship between manager and investor, starting with carry.
The country has one big advantage over other jurisdictions: a fund structured as a limited partnership is tax exempt.
More than eight months have passed since the new tax law came into effect, yet much instruction is still needed from the IRS.
The agency has called for comments on the proposals – which may allow fund partners to claim a tax cut on some of their income – by October.
European private debt firms are trying to measure portfolio performance based on a private equity template. No longer will that suffice.
Regulated infrastructure assets still attract investors, even as GPs call regulatory risk one of their main concerns. Sister publication Infrastructure Investor examines the fall-out.
American GPs with Chinese capital may have to re-think not just their deal and exit strategies but also future fundraising.

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