Professional services company EY has collaborated with PEI on an inaugural private equity survey targeting CFOs and finance executives globally.
When asked about challenges in next two to three years, nearly two-thirds of the CFOs believe that the regulatory environment will have major impacts on their finance/operations. Increasing legislation and changing regulatory landscape have lifted uncertainty in most business decisions. AIFMD, FATCA and SEC’s Form PF are recent examples that may keep fund managers awake at night.
Other major business challenges include competition for fundraising (30%), investor demands (30%) and investment activity (27%), which all impact firms’ future growth. And investor due diligence could be more invasive in future.