Fund Structuring

Mixed appetite for standardisation

Reporting from Invest Europe’s CFO conference in Lisbon


SEC leaves fund managers ‘scratching their heads’

Agency’s investigation into industry takes new course

Role Call: General Counsel

Key considerations for hiring in-house legal expertise



Central Intelligence: Administration

The Drawdown profiles key fund admins to check pulse of sector in flux

5 minutes with… Travers Smith

The Drawdown talks new LP operational due diligence strategies with Sam Kay

ILPA to roll-out model LPA

ILPA aims to help LPs negotiate fairer LPA terms

Fundraise Review: Montana OSP IV

How Montana Capital Partners doubled its fourth secondaries fund size within five months

ADS Initiative launches universal data standard

Newly-formed working group aims to recruit large global LPs

New twists on GP-led restructurings

As GP-led restructurings become increasingly popular, innovative versions are emerging

GPs must stop ‘sweeping things under the carpet’ to increase fee transparency

Industry-wide adoption of standardised fee templates remains major challenge

SEC fines Welsh Carson $779k over fees

Welsh Carson latest private equity firm to be fined

Return of the domicile debate ‘probably linked to populism’

Rise of populist agendas will bring offshore activities into spotlight

Back to school: exploring an emerging manager incubator

New online programme aims to help emerging managers grow AUM to $250m


COO Profile: Mid Europa’s Manish Mittal

The CEE-focused firm’s COO talks BEPS, breadth and bridging facilities


Centaur sets up in Luxembourg

Administrator has acquired Luxembourg Capital Partners as part of expansion


Verdane closes buyout fund on SEK3bn

Direct-secondaries player ventures into buyouts


JTC joins listed fund admin ranks

Firm shares post-IPO plans to grow in a sector it sees as “ripe for consolidation”


Macfarlane’s Jones joins Reed Smith

Jones previously led Macfarlane’s investment fund finance group