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Dispatches from Invest Europe CFO Forum 2018

Highlights from the association’s operations-focused conference


Invest Europe’s Collins: lack of tech in PE is ‘rational’

The Drawdown caught up with association’s CEO at its 2018 CFO conference in Lisbon

Dear MCG… GDPR grievances

MCG outlines GDPR must-do’s hours before the rules come into force



Industry voice: What is my fund stake worth?

BRG’s Athanason and Bianco explore valuation approaches as GP stake market grows

Industry voice: Maximising ROI with your service providers

Mainstream’s Maher and AltaReturn’s Acosta break down the importance of back-office functions

SMCR in practice

Reed Smith’s Douglas Cherry shares practical guidance for SMCR compliance

Mifid II update: FCA versus SEC

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

BVI spruces up Limited Partnership Act to better serve funds

Ogier partner Michael Killourhy on the BVI’s new LP Act

Tackling cyber security at board level

Lockton’s Peter Erceg offers top tips for ensuring cyber security becomes a boardroom concern

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Industry voice: Getting to grips with tax insurance

As fiscal legislation across the globe becomes more complex, tax insurance could offer some much needed certainty

Industry voice: Despite risks, private credit investment opportunities are still available

Pavilion Alternatives analyses the private credit market

Meeting the challenge of managing multiple investors

Connection Capital’s Claire Madden believes a nuanced and dynamic approach is key to communicating effectively to a large investor base

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

Climate change risk adds to increasing reporting requirements

Climate change risk up reporting requirements

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


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


MiFID II for Private Equity: Product Governance

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


Private equity in the US and Europe: A continental divide on outsourcing

Shashi S and David AA Ross of Viteos outline the major differences between US and European private equity, and note increasing convergence


Asian investors are flocking to private debt

Emerging hiring trends in Asia reflect investor appetite for private debt strategies