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Rebecca Akrofie

Rebecca Akrofie is a News Reporter at private funds management covering private equity management, regulation and legislative developments.

SocGen: The future of PE is retail

Retail investors searching for better yields in a regulated market will increasingly look to private equity, according to Société Générale’s head of regulation in Luxembourg.

New Irish PE law will take a year

Government investment fund says the limited partnership has not been a ’roaring success’ in the country.

PE competes with tech on talent and salary

Top talent being enticed away by tech unicorns is pushing up salaries in private equity, says search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Italian carry tax rules ‘increase competitiveness’

The country’s tax authority has clarified rules on whether carry will be taxed as capital gains or income.

GP-LP relationship ‘challenged’ by transparency demands

Two reports conclude transparency requirements are affecting the GP-LP dynamic and can be difficult to achieve.

Ares: Firms must plan for ‘hard Brexit’

The global fund manager is considering a move to continental Europe as the uncertainty continues.

Twenty more LPs adopt ILPA template

Several occupational pensions have endorsed the template, which has also been automated in partnership with SS&C Advent.

Litigation now ‘part of the PE business’

Lawsuits were rare a decade ago, but an expanding and pressurized market is making disputes more common, claims lawyer.

Laws on fee transparency must be standardised, says ILPA

As public pensions are increasingly required to report on private fund fees, there is 'a risk that the resulting data will not be comparable'.

PSERS to boost fee transparency

The Pennsylvanian pension scheme wants to clarify the impact of manager fees on returns and increase the transparency of fee reporting.
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