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31 May 2012

Europe’s venture industry wary over regulation $

Europe could miss an opportunity to boost SME financing and growth if new regulation goes ahead, according to private equity industry body EVCA.

30 May 2012

Venture capital: the ‘sex and violence’ portfolio $

blood_hand_170sq Contrary to the views of many limited partners, venture capital offers an essential part to any private equity portfolio, according to Geoff Love, head of venture capital at UK foundation the Wellcome Trust.

25 May 2012

“Lack of readiness” still problem for imminent AIFMD $

With a little over a year to go before the deadline for implementation of Europe's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, there is still a continuing lack of clarity about the new rules, with many in the private equity industry unsure how to best prepare.

23 May 2012

Private equity: Time for a rethink $

lerner_170sq As private equity and venture capital industries brush themselves off in the wake of the financial crisis, it is time to reassess some of the accepted norms to help spur recovery, says Harvard professor Josh Lerner.

22 May 2012

Green growth gathers pace for private equity $

Investors have taken a while to buy into environmental funds – but recent deals show the sector is becoming mainstream.

21 May 2012

Arab Spring could boost MENA region similar to fall of Berlin Wall $

Despite short-term turbulence, the Arab Spring could yet result in a more vibrant and competitive landscape as overseas LPs take a renewed interest in MENA private equity.

16 May 2012

Italian public sector opens up to UK investors $

Having recently confirmed and strengthened the process of liberalisation of it local public services, the Italian government has opened the door to privatisation, with many overseas investors taking an interest.

10 May 2012

Infrastructure grows to meet investor appetite $

:Ìp Despite a slowdown in recent years due to the global economic crisis, institutional investors are realising the benefits of infrastructure as an asset class, according to Joyce Shapiro, managing director at Franklin Templeton Real Assets Advisors.

4 May 2012

Transforming regulatory burden to operational advantage $

The alternative investment industry has found itself squarely in the regulatory spotlight like never before. But how can technology enable the compliance function while supporting wider best practices and operational efficiencies?

27 April 2012

Alternative investment industry looks to upgrade technology infrastructure $

The alternative investments sector is increasingly the subject of scrutiny. Numerous regulatory initiatives and investor demands are putting the industry under immense pressure to demonstrate improved reporting and communication throughout the private equity value chain.

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