It’s not easy being green: SFDR and communicating your ESG credentials

It’s not easy being green, opines Kermit the Frog as he wanders slowly through a claustrophobic garden of lush leaves and bright flowers – and he doesn’t even have to contend with the new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”). The bad news for you (at least if you ever plan to raise capital from European…

FCA deliver crystal ball (and just in time for Christmas)

Overdue and much anticipated, the FCA issued its Interim Report on the Asset Management Market (Report) on 18 November. The FCA identified a series of issues and proposed a number of fixes, including recommendations aimed at enhancing transparency around fees, charges and fund governance. Private equity funds were not within the scope of its study,…

Private equity fund terms in 2016: What’s changed?

To give a sense of how private equity and venture capital fund terms are evolving, MJ Hudson regularly surveys the terms of new funds coming to market. The MJ Hudson LP Unit recently published the second edition of our Private Equity Fund Terms research report, which analyses a large, diverse, representative sample of funds, where…

Five thousand miles from Panama: Transparency of ownership in the UK

Transparency has been a hot topic for the alternative assets industry for some time. New laws intending to cast light on secret structures and concealed ownership have just come into force – not in Panama, but in the UK. This article examines how they impact on UK companies and LLPs, particularly in the context of…

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