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A prolonged government shutdown could upend private deals

There are no signs President Trump and Congress are closing in on an agreement over the budget to resume work, and the shutdown comes at a time when the stock and bond markets have experienced volatility under the spectre of rising interest rates.

Story of the year: C-corp switch entices some, leaves others unmoved

Two giant private equity houses became corporations this year while others remain unconvinced of the benefits.

‘Best practices’ guide aims to boost Spanish LP capital in private equity

Spain's private equity and venture capital association wants to make it easier for the country's institutional investors to access the asset class with its first guidance publication.

GPs with higher returns tend to report standardized formats to investors: eFront

LPs with higher AUM are also more likely to have their reporting requests realised, a recent survey showed.

EM markets investors must look beyond the headlines

The downfall of Abraaj Group, political risk and currency volatility have led to a less than rosy picture for EM fundraising this year.

How to navigate key regulatory issues in French private equity

Stiff penalties apply to GPs eyeing deals in France who do not comply with rules around foreign investment and obtaining merger clearance, according to law firm Franklin.

Demystifying Solvency II’s latest regulations

Two industry experts involved in the latest consultation process for Solvency II summarise the key points and how they affect insurers' private equities investments.

UK regulator taps USS exec to drive fee template adoption

The Cost Transparency Initiative – which covers around £180bn of scheme assets – will run a pilot phase to test the new templates and supporting materials until January 2019.

US mid-market: What trade war?

Two major policy changes in Washington – the tax reform bill and tariffs on Chinese imports – have been talking points in the US financial community this year but are not yet affecting portfolios.

PE firms aren’t playing around with pay-to-play ahead of mid-term vote

Ballots are set for 6 November, and firms are reminding their employees about rules relating to campaign contributions.

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