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SEC to crack down on misleading marketing materials

The regulator issued a risk alert after finding consistent shortcomings in the way performance is advertised.

GPs clear up transparency issues

Just over half of LPs have experienced greater transparency from fund managers since 2015, a new report claims.

Why the SEC is probing secondaries…again

A few issues could give the commission cause for concern in what appear to be relatively vanilla transactions.

SEC scrutinises GPs’ role in stake sales

The US regulator is getting to grips with potential conflicts of interest in plain vanilla deals.

Consultation could be beginning of the end for Volcker

The OCC’s investigation could be the first step in dismantling the regulation that restricts a bank’s ability to invest in private equity.

Fed grants extension on seed investments under Volcker

The Federal Reserve Board is allowing banks an additional two years to divest certain types of initial fund investments.

Goldman expects ‘recalibration’ on Volcker rule

The bank already has a five-year extension to comply with the regulation which would push it to divest private fund stakes worth $6bn.

Proposed UK tax shake-up may hit secondaries

A recommendation to digitise stamp duty payments could expose fund managers restructuring, reorganising or transferring partnerships to more tax.

PE still constrained in Treasury’s Volcker review

While offering some concessions, the US Treasury Department said overall limits to private equity investment by banks should remain in place.

Solvency II reporting template is a ‘huge step’ for standardisation

The template allows an insurance company to calculate whether its holdings meet with the solvency capital requirements of the EU’s Solvency II directive.