Impacts on managing private equity funds in an era of increased complexity

By Bocar Kante

The private equity fund industry has raised over $300B in committed capital every year for the last four years—and 2016 proved to be the best fundraising year since the financial crisis[1]. This may even cause Assets under Management (AuM) to double within the next five years[2] off the back of institutional inflows. As fiduciaries to institutional money, private equity is facing pressure to reform its operating model and raise standards. Continue reading

Industry best practices for improving transparency for limited partner fund fees

By Lorelei Graye

The fees paid to investment managers are under scrutiny.  Recent events, like California’s fee transparency bill and Congress’s evaluation of private college endowments, are focusing more attention on fees investment managers receive for the funds they manage.  Many Limited Partners (LPs) are assessing methods to collect accurate and consistent fee data including carried interest across their private equity portfolios.

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