Private funds ten-year top ten: biggest changes of the decade

This month, MJ Hudson celebrated its 10th birthday; one full decade. So, for this latest article, we thought we’d enter into the spirit of the occasion by spotlighting the 10 biggest changes we have observed in the private equity funds market, over the last 10 years: 1. The industry got a lot bigger… With interest…

Private equity funds post crisis: eight key trends

With the global health crisis dominating headlines around the world, the true effect that this will have on the Private Equity industry and Private Equity funds is yet to be seen. In this article we highlight eight trends we expect to emerge from the crisis. 1. Pension funds under pressure Public and private pension plans…

Will private equity benefit from standardised documents?

There is no single “off-the-shelf” package of documents for a private equity fund. Instead, every fund manager (with the help of its lawyers) develops and negotiates the fund’s limited partnership agreement (LPA) with its investors (and their lawyers). The practice of negotiating side letters with specific investors, generally to confer privileges or accommodate special requests,…

Private equity fee validation: Turning on the lights

For both U.S. and European allocators to the private equity asset class, it is increasingly clear that establishing a fee validation program can be a very complex undertaking. “Can i get some help over here?”… This could very well be the rallying call for LPs as the face challenges in unraveling their private equity fees….

The revolution of 2016: what have we learned?

2016 has seen a dizzying succession of electoral earthquakes which have made it the most revolutionary year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. To borrow Tony Blair’s words from October 2001: – The kaleidoscope has been shaken, the pieces are in flux. Here are six lessons that asset managers and investors can take away…

The new year; (More) new guidance

New industry guidance increases pressure on managers to provide investors with more information about their funds, especially fees and expenses. But how much will really change? New Professional Standards Handbook InvestEurope, the trade association formerly known as the EVCA, late last year published the latest edition of its Professional Standards Handbook. The Handbook covers the…

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