Mar
26
2013

Betting to Win In Africa: How Private Equity Can Build Economic Growth

SAVCA logo Our primary goal at SAVCA is to promote the venture capital and private equity asset class in South Africa. To that end, we hosted our annual Private Equity conference in February, together with FT Live and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg.…

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Mar
13
2013

Industry Comment from the Aztec Group: AIFMD News

Originally posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012 on www.aztecgroup.co.uk

The headline regulatory issue for the year has to be the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the inexorable yet painfully slow process of transposition throughout the EU.  We continue to share the view that the Directive is unnecessary and will be bad for the private equity industry in general, but despite these concerns a wider discussion of the scope of the Directive as it relates to private equity is yet to materialise in the UK.…

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Feb
25
2013

The Effect of the Volcker Rule on Private Equity Investing

Sometime this year, perhaps as soon as in a few months, the language of the much-anticipated Volcker Rule will be finalized, an event that is sure to pose challenges for the financial services industry. While aimed primarily at the banking industry, the Rule will also pose challenges to the alternative investment sector, some of which we can predict now.…

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Feb
5
2013

The Evolution of Investor Portals

There’s a commonly held view in the alternative investments business that managers have an unavoidable conflict with investors. Their demands for constant detailed reporting seem to compete for attention with the responsibility GPs have to effectively manage investments and maximize returns.…

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