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After two years of taking on new responsibilities at their firms, CFOs are turning their eyes back to their bread and butter – managing costs, said panelists at Private Equity International’s CFOs & COOs Forum in April.
'Disturbingly' quick SEC rule changes may work against investor interests.
The commission proposed rules for the first time that would outright ban certain practices – a move away from the commission’s traditional focus on making sure GPs are providing LPs with appropriate disclosure.
Global Infrastructure Partners' fees may have been opaque even to the firm, SEC settlement suggests
Rising expenses, and the challenge for many LPs of getting the financial data they need to justify the costs, are leading to misalignment between managers and their fund investors.
The SEC under president Biden is expected to take a more aggressive role in regulating and punishing bad practices across corporate America, including private equity.
Rockefeller, Ford, Omidyar and eight other foundations and family offices recently donated $3.3m to impact data organizations – but they think it’s time for asset managers that benefit from this ‘infrastructure’ to pay for it.
A survey conducted by Apperio says smaller firms are better at managing costs – especially legal ones.

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