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Tax reform leaves firms weighing up the possibilities

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects almost all aspects of how private equity funds are managed. Here’s what we know so far.

How tax reform will drive dealmaking

Jerome Schwartzman, David Lee and Winston Shows from Houlihan Lokey discuss how tax changes will affect private equity, identifying the winners and losers.

Timeline: no turning back on regulation

The regulation prompted by the global financial crisis could be on the chopping block. What does that mean for an industry that has laboured to accommodate increased oversight.

Private equity and power

He came to power promising to 'drain the swamp'. As Trump gives his first official State of the Union address, we look at the private equity professionals the president invited into his circle.

Confidence Trump will be a positive for PE dwindles

More than 50% of respondents to an Association of Corporate Growth survey think the new administration is a neutral or negative for the industry.

US tax reform prompts January scramble for PE firms

Short-term issues will take centre stage as managers wrestle with the newly introduced laws.

China insurance regulator gets tough on PE investments

Chinese insurers’ asset management arms are now prohibited from investing in domestic private equity funds that offer fixed returns.

TPG Partners fined over monitoring fees

The firm was also accused by the SEC of failing to implement an adequate compliance programme.

CalPERS goes for wide interpretation of fee disclosure law

Some aspects of AB2833, the California law requiring public investors to disclose fees and expenses, were vague, according to the pension plan.

Perspectives 2018: Paying the price

Fees and expenses remain a top concern for LPs for whom carry distribution is also a worry, writes David Turner.

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