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Scrutiny of foreign investment into the United Kingdom intensifies

Summary of SuperInvestor 2016 Main Conference Day One

Brendan Gallen, Managing Associate for International Funds, provides a run down of the first day of the main SuperInvestor conference in Amsterdam.

17 November 2016

Invest Europe to encourage more investment by pension funds

Invest Europe have published a helpful guide for pension funds new to private equity and venture capital investing

21 October 2016

Major changes to UK company law - the Register of People with Significant Control

Controllers of UK companies to be named on a public register from 6 April

10 March 2016

UNPRI publishes a standardised DDQ on responsible investing

The UN Principles for Responsible Investment have produced a standardised DDQ for ESG issues

22 January 2016

Business as usual in 2016, or a seismic shift for Europe?

The outlook for the funds industry for 2016 – will it be business as usual or a seismic shift?

07 January 2016

Legal tax and regulatory developments in 2015

A look back at the legal, tax and regulatory developments for the European private equity and venture capital industry in 2015

18 December 2015

Permanent Capital Vehicles – the future for fundraising in Africa?

There has been much talk of over the years regarding permanent capital vehicles as a vehicle for private equity fundraising and investment in Africa.

11 December 2015

Sovereign Investment Authority Nigeria - A potential partner in Africa

As of March 2015, sovereign wealth funds (SWF) had over $6.31 trillion of assets under management including an increasing number of African SWF's.

01 December 2015

Directors beware

Private equity firms appoint directors to boards of their portfolio companies, and the nature and extent of the risk varies significantly.

05 November 2015

ILPA issues draft fee reporting template

ILPA has issued a draft reporting template for fees which is designed to encourage more robust and consistent standards for fee and expense reporting.

30 October 2015

Chinese insurance companies allowed to establish domestic funds: a threat or an opportunity for European managers?

Chinese insurance companies will now be permitted to establish Chinese private equity funds, providing potential opportunities for European managers and investors.

22 October 2015

Reform of UK limited partnership law

The proposed reforms to the UK's Limited Partnerships Act should clear up some uncertainty and remove administrative burdens for funds.

04 September 2015

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