private equity

Guy Hands urges smaller private equity managers to return to their entrepreneurial roots

Guy Hands was the star turn at the Guernsey Fund Forum in London on Thursday. Having lived on the island for seven years, the chairman and CIO of Terra Firma Capital Partners has already proved that Guernsey is not just a tax haven. In fact, Hands told his London audience that the island is not a tax haven at all: it levies an income tax at a rate of 26 per cent.

Posted on: 22 May, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Private equity firms reviewing expenses policies

An increasing number of private equity firms are modifying their expenses policies amid growing investor and regulatory scrutiny over the charges they are incurring to their clients.

Posted on: 15 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Operations

Five Arrows Principal Investments to acquire an interest in Pirum

Five Arrows Principal Investments, the mid-market private equity fund backed by the Rothschild Group and Camwell Management LLP, have agreed to acquire an interest in Pirum, a provider of post-trade infrastructure technology for the securities finance industry, in a transaction served by Novitas Partners LLP as financial advisor to Pirum and its shareholders.

Posted on: 12 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

Solvency II capital charges should be lowered

European regulators should lower the Solvency II capital charges for insurers investing into hedge funds just as they did for private equity, it has been argued.

Posted on: 03 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Hybrid fund vehicles urged to implement rigorous Chinese Walls

Hedge fund managers launching or acquiring equity stakes in private equity or venture capital firms must ensure they have adequate Chinese Walls in place to prevent conflicts of interest arising through separate vehicles, according to Seward &

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Solvency II will facilitate retreat from alternatives by insurers, says UBS/PwC study

More than two-thirds of insurance companies intend to scale back their exposures to alternative asset managers as a result of regulation, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pw

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

AMF sympathetic to valuation challenges facing private equity

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French regulator, has said it understands some small private equity firms may face challenges providing independent valuation of private assets as mandated under the Alternative Investment Fund Manage

Posted on: 06 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Private equity warned on data leakage

Private equity managers ought to impose side letters on investors whereby the latter is prohibited through non-disclosure agreements from divulging highly sensitive, confidential information should they receive Freedom of Information (FOI) request

Posted on: 30 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Private equity must improve cyber security

Private equity managers need to up their ante on mitigating the risk of cyber-attacks following a number of high-profile cases and regulatory interest.

Posted on: 30 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Technology

Augentius and KNEIP launch joint AIFMD reporting service

Augentius, the private equity and real estate fund administrator, in conjunction with Luxembourg-based service provider KNEIP, has launched an AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) reporting service.

Posted on: 26 Sep, 2014


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