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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.

German clampdown on FDI caps wider threat to PE

Private equity managers and their LPs could stand to lose from government intervention on foreign direct investment.

Rattner: credit quality deterioration ‘well underway’

The chairman and chief executive officer of Willett Advisors – which manages the personal and philanthropic investment assets of Michael Bloomberg – and former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, shared his thoughts on the US economy at the PDI New York Forum in September.

Ineffective GP-LP reporting ‘hurts’ private equity

Complexity, opacity and a lack of standardisation have slowed efforts to improve reporting, a conference has heard.

Why ILPA has gender inequality in its crosshairs

Under-representation of women can have serious consequences in private equity.

ILPA to issue guidance on GP-led restructurings

The industry body, which represents $2trn in PE assets, plans to publish an update to its private equity principles as early as this year.

Three waves of change unleashed by the GFC

The short, medium and long-term effects of the collapse of Lehman Brothers a decade ago.

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