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No complacency for compliance

The message to GPs from our Private Fund Compliance Forum this week was clear: the SEC will be back.

KKR: C-corp conversion is like moving to ‘the big ocean nearby’

The firm cited a broader investor pool and simplified tax reporting as drivers behind its decision to convert from a partnership.

Breaking into the Korean LP market

The regulatory basics for alternative fund managers wanting to entice the country’s institutional investors into their funds, by Molly Diggins and Albert Jun of Monument Group.

Blackstone’s bonuses 75% higher for men than for women

Blackstone, which said the discrepancy was due to three-quarters of its investment team being male, pays men on average 30% more an hour.

US tax bill may pour fuel on overheated valuations

A spike in repatriated cash and reduced taxes could push corporates to pump large amounts of capital into domestic M&A activity.

GDPR: The no-panic approach

Complying with the EU’s new data protection regime is a marathon, not a sprint

The SEC isn’t taking its eye off private funds

The US regulator may not have named the industry as a priority in 2018, but that doesn’t mean managers can relax.

Australian supers urge GPs to bolster transparency

Six of the country's largest investors have signed an open letter calling on asset managers to adhere to a code of conduct, in a move to 'rebuild confidence.'

Blackstone sees potential ‘significant adverse effect’ from US tax reform

The investment firm is also concerned by the Trump administration's protectionist policies and potential competition for its credit business.

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