Reporting & Transparency

Data key to fighting LP dissatisfaction with ESG

PE trails behind in LP poll as investors see lack of quality GPs as top-three issue


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



Mixed appetite for standardisation

Reporting from Invest Europe’s CFO conference in Lisbon

PRI, ERM unveil guide on ESG dialogue

Document opens rare window into ESG expectations of key LPs

FCA makes strides with fee template

Working group plans to test template “as soon as possible”

Private equity urged to embrace SDGs

EMPEA: GPs can help drive UN’s plan for a better world ‘at scale and speed’

Regulations to slow down blockchain roll-out

EY: Governance key to retain trust as e-ledger tech goes mainstream

#AntisocialBehaviour

New study sheds light on private equity’s poor social media skills

ILPA calls on HFSC to reconsider VC Exemption proposals

Association expresses its “significant concern” in letter

SEC leaves fund managers ‘scratching their heads’

Agency’s investigation into industry takes new course

PRI to investors: Act on climate lobbying

Corporate pressure to weaken policy paves way for legal conflicts, says scheme

5 minutes with… RepRisk

The Drawdown travels to PE’s reputational frontlines with CEO Philipp Aeby


Former ILPA CEO Freire joins Star Mountain

Freire joined the US house last year as senior advisor


Spotlight on EU sustainable finance proposals

Mandatory ESG disclosure could become a reality for private equity houses in the bloc


5 minutes with… Travers Smith

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


Tax comes under ESG spotlight

PE advised to stay ahead of attitude shift as PRI urges investors to probe corporates


Private equity and the public

Jersey Finance CEO Geoff Cook says the industry must do a better job of explaining what it does