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SPOTLIGHT: SEPARATE ACCOUNTS

The appeal of the separate account

There are many reasons why investors choose to set up separate accounts; performance may not be one of them.

SPOTLIGHT: OPEX AWARDS

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$23.9bn

Japanese private equity deal value hits an all-time high for the first nine months of 2017 (Bain & Co)

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“For people who are stuck in the middle, it’s becoming a more unpleasant place to be.”

Simon Marc, managing director for private equity at PSP Investments, tells delegates at the BVCA’s annual summit that there is less room for mid-sized firms.

A sensible Brexit, not soft or hard

Nick Campsie, a private equity investor and former Remain campaigner, on the unhelpful terminology of the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU.

Why changing interest deductibility could turn PE ‘upside down’

US GPs do not seem too concerned about a tax reform limiting interest expense deductibility.

The leadership challenge

GPs need to focus more on upgrading a portfolio company’s management team, argue Justin Allen and Dave Ulrich.

Vanilla or chocolate? How do you like your fund terms?

Despite the buoyant fundraising market, it still pays for private equity firms to give LPs options on terms.

The toothless tiger of carry tax reform

A change to the taxation of carried interest is still technically on the cards in the US.

PEOPLE

LP WATCH

NZ Super to boost domestic investments

The Auckland-based sovereign wealth fund plans to accelerate direct investments in the country, adding to its $3.5bn domestic portfolio.

USS staffs up to hunt for ‘low risk’ PE assets

The £60bn UK pension fund believes it can deliver ‘deliver superior after-cost risk-adjusted returns’ by going direct.

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