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GP-LP relationship ‘challenged’ by transparency demands

Two reports conclude transparency requirements are affecting the GP-LP dynamic and can be difficult to achieve.

Exclude PE from Volcker Rule, urges ABA chief

Banks should only be prohibited from engaging in stand-alone, proprietary trading, according to the American Bankers Association.

BC Partners to close Fund X with aid of staple

The vehicle is closing on up to €6.7bn target on the back of a stapled deal with Lexington Partners over the summer.

Ardian fund performance revealed

The firm's 1999- and 2004-vintage funds are its best-performing, according to documents seen by Secondaries Investor.
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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.

SMCR could require UK management shake-up

Regulation designed to draw clear lines of accountability within firms could mean a rethink of management structures or role definitions.

Fund managers can have their say on Volcker rule

The 25-question consultation “paves the way” for a rewrite of the rule that restricts banks’ investment into private equity funds.

Penn SERS to boost fee transparency

The Pennsylvanian pension scheme wants to clarify the impact of manager fees on returns and increase the transparency of fee reporting.

Fund finance focus: don’t neglect the positives

The use of subscription facilities by funds has seen its criticism, but the practice is not without its positives, write Thomas Smith and Almas Daud.

Divided over a key issue

Is investor focus on key person clauses misguided?