Regulation & Compliance

Brexit risks regulatory expertise loss for PE

The FCA’s expertise and approach to private equity regulation will be missed


EU centralisation drive met with caution

Proposal to let Esma authorise directly certain funds draws mixed reaction from regulators at Irish industry event

Waking up to climate change: day-to-day considerations

Climate change risk adds to increasing reporting requirements



LPs ‘unaware’ of GDPR risks

Unconcern over data breaches could mean investors are not asking the right questions, say poll organisers

LPs unaware of cyber threats

Destination: Domicile

The Drawdown presents a guide to key fund destinations for GPs mulling a post-Brexit trip

The Drawdown presents a guide to the key fund jurisdictions for private equity after Brexit

PE doubts own risk management capabilities

Survey finds GPs policies fall short and flags UK as second riskiest market for industry

Private equity is scaling up staff and resources to tackle regulation and compliance risks

MiFID II for Private Equity: Best Execution

Changes to best execution obligations under MiFID II require GPs to update policies to ensure all possible steps are taken

Best execution

MJ Hudson opens in Luxembourg amid Brexit uncertainty

Research carried out by the firm concludes the UK will no longer be attractive for the industry following Brexit

MJ Hudson launches in Luxembourg

MiFID II for Private Equity: Telephone Taping

Reed Smith’s Tim Dolan and Emily Cartwright advise PE firms to start thinking seriously about recording calls

Private equity firms must prepare for telephone taping requirements under MiFID II

Super software solutions

Emerging software solutions created by private equity professionals could see the industry’s major hurdles quickly removed

Private-tech-quity

MiFID II for Private Equity: Product Governance

Reed Smith’s Tamasin Little outlines the need for all firms to establish product governance policies

Mifid II rules require review of entire investment chain

US splits PE and hedge funds for carried interest

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin signalled the administration’s separation of hedge funds and private equity funds for future carried interest tax treatment

US treasury to un-group private equity and hedge funds in carried interest tax treatment

MiFID II for Private Equity: Marketing

Reed Smith’s Tamasin Little explores the impact on PE of MiFID II’s marketing and client communication rules

MiFID II means PE firms need to think carefully about external communications

Cloud-based fundraising CRM tool launched

The new team – advinda – is part of placement agent DC Placement Advisors


Crash Course: Is private equity ready for choppy waters?

Have lessons from 2008 been remembered well enough to protect the industry from the next downturn?


FCA outlines extension of SMCR

Extension of regime will see personal accountability for wrong-doing


BRIEFING: The changing role of CFOs and COOs in the fundraising process

An overview of The Drawdown’s recent Breakfast Briefing, discussing the changing role of CFOs and COOs in the fundraising process


Ireland amends LP structure in bid for private equity

The Amendment Bill brings Ireland’s LP structure into line with other European jurisdictions