Regulation & Compliance

Augentius: PE largely unharmed by Brexit fallout

Most firms worldwide unscathed for now but regulation woes strongest in Europe, survey finds

Mifid II update: FCA versus SEC

Reed Smith’s Adrian Brown and Don Andrews compare Mifid II implementation from either sides of the pond

EU to UK GPs: Prepare for Brexit cut-off

The Drawdown talks to UK body BVCA about implications of fresh warnings from Brussels

Private equity’s pivotal role in the CMU

The Drawdown ventures to Brussels to explore what financial union plans will mean for PE

The Drawdown explores the private equity implications of the Capital Markets Union

Brussels to slacken grip on MiFID advisers

Reform plans set to ease compliance and pay rules for key private equity actors

The Drawdown explores the private equity implications of reform plans for the EU prudential regime

Private equity hedges bets on EMIR forex hedging rules

Funds’ FX hedges face costly collateral requirements in new EU regs


Private equity exemption from EMIR floated

Amendment of EMIR proposed by EU Council

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Autumn Budget sees end to carried interest provisions

HMRC expects to collect an additional £650m from private equity

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

Plans by the European Commission to centralise EU financial supervision met with caution

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

Climate change risk adds to increasing reporting requirements

Climate change risk up 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

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

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

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

Super software solutions

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