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Claire Coe Smith

Managers in the US have sprung into action as they look to catch up with the ESG efforts of larger firms and their European counterparts.
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Given their more limited ability to influence DE&I at the asset level, private debt managers initially faced less scrutiny on the issue from LPs. That is now beginning to change.
Strong returns and accelerated digital transformation are among the factors giving weight to growth strategies.
As ESG issues rise up managers’ agendas, fund administrators are seizing the opportunity to deliver products and services that meet their needs.
Diligencing processes may have been overdue a revamp, and with the pandemic serving as a catalyst, technology has had a chance to come into its own.
As investors and regulators put more focus on these issues, managers are under increasing pressure to report on metrics across their portfolios.
A foreign investment regime, similar to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, could create diligence headaches in the UK.
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LPs cite the clauses as one of the most contentious areas of fund documentation and some are pushing for more consequences for unresolved events.
The crisis has put pressure on the relationships between GPs and LPs. As many look to renegotiate fund terms, what will the lasting effects be?
Access to information is key in mitigating conflict of interest concerns in secondaries deals, especially GP-leds. Here are five tips.

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