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Bored of diversity yet? You shouldn’t be

Private fund CFOs: if you haven’t been tasked with creating a more diverse workforce, you probably will be.

DATA SNAPSHOT: PE firms turn to ILPA to boost transparency

70% of delegates at the CFOs & COOs Forum 2019 are being asked by at least some investors to use the ILPA reporting template.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.

Year in Review: Diversity’s growing momentum

The #MeToo movement gave a new urgency to diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace, fuelling a conversation that grew increasingly louder in 2018. With much still to be done, do not expect a change of topic in the coming year.

Management fees remain a sticking point

Fees remain a bone of contention for limited partners as fund sizes continue to grow.

VIDEO: ‘UK private sector to be more involved in refinancing’

Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, offers thoughts on the future of private finance in the UK, Brexit and gender diversity.

LPs demand more granularity in fees and expenses

Investors are forcing funds to take disclosure to a whole new level of detail, with broken deal expenses one of the most contentious areas.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favor, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling says.

Former Abraaj partner: How to mitigate against GP ‘sharp practice’

Ahmed Badreldin, former head of MENA for The Abraaj Group, writes for PEI about his thoughts for LPs on fund due diligence lessons and investor safeguards.

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