Magazine Issues»February 2021

Nick_FitzpatrickPrivate equity is predicted to grow, despite the disruption caused by the pandemic that last year caused valuation problems in the asset class.

Fiona_RintoulBefore I sat down to write this column, I was in the garden finishing off tanning a deer hide. This is my life in lockdown, which I have spent on the Hebridean Isle of Harris.

Brain gainSpecialist fund administrators have been taking staff from larger rivals as they professionalise their services for private capital funds. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

China_vs_EUHailed for its ambitious plans to provide unprecedented access to the Chinese market, the EU’s high-profile Agreement has failed to satisfy China’s staunchest critics. Tanya Ashreena looks at how far it pushes the boundaries.

Football_fanReforms should bolster Ireland’s private markets business, but increased regulatory scrutiny also needs to be dealt with. As Nicholas Pratt writes, 2021 promises to be a pivotal year.

Ciara_OLearyThe EU Commission published its consultation on AIFMD on October 22 last year. It is anticipated that a draft proposal on a revised version of the regulation, called AIFMD II, will be published later in 2021.

Traffic_lightHeading into 2021, fund managers face a wealth of disclosure requirements, substance and delegation rules and sustainable finance reporting rules.

David_AbitbolDavid Abitbol, chief executive of Societe Generale Securities Services, talks to Nick Fitzpatrick about digital transformation and inroads to fund managers’ front offices.

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