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Rebecca Akrofie

Rebecca Akrofie is a News Reporter at private funds management covering private equity management, regulation and legislative developments.

GP-LP relationship ‘challenged’ by transparency demands

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

Cryptocurrency: looking to the future

Private equity remains cautious about exposure to cryptocurrency and blockchain, but as regulators grow to understand the technology, more managers could get on board.

UK post-Brexit marketing position still unclear

The UK is unlikely to be approved for a marketing passport in time for a 2019 exit from the EU.

PSERS 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.

DC Placement launches cloud-based fundraising tool

The European placement agent has partnered with fintech company Advinda.

Taiwan eyes infra boost with new private capital rules

The Taiwanese securities regulator is permitting securities investment trust and consulting firms to manage and operate private equity funds and not just listed securities.

CalSTRS CIO: ‘Material risk’ strategy missing in ESG

Managers can integrate ESG more successfully into their investments if they prioritise business risks to their assets, says Christopher Ailman.

Aquila appoints consultant relations and ESG head

Ian Williams joins from BNY Mellon, where he served in a similar role for 11 years.

Fund managers braced for unfavorable Brexit deal

The UK negotiating team lacks the necessary understanding of the industry to broker a workable deal for asset managers, according to global sponsors.

Australia relaxes approval process for foreign LPs

Funds that have foreign investors will no longer have to notify the government of each acquisition.
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