Update to Cayman Islands Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

On 2 October 2017, the Cayman Islands updated its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Regulations in response to developments in international AML standards. The new regulations now apply to all persons conducting relevant financial business, which means that unregulated investment entities are now required to apply the same AML policies and procedures… Read More

Fiera Capital Acquires Clearwater Capital Partners

Toronto Stock Exchange-listed asset management firm Fiera Capital Corporation has agreed to acquire Asia-focused credit and special situations investment firm Clearwater Capital Partners, an EMPEA member, for a total consideration of up to US$65 million. Fiera will pay a combined US$21 million in cash and subordinate voting shares upon closing… Read More

Sustainable Practices for Private Equity Funds Business

There is increasing evidence that companies with strong environmental and social practices perform better financially. Cambridge Associates found that sustainability makes an even stronger contribution to the performance and competitiveness of… Read More

Global Private Equity Barometer

The Proportion of LPs Competing with GPs for Assets has Peaked. The UK buyouts market has become less attractive, say 44% of European PE investors LPs reject quotas to boost female representation in the private equity industry Recreational marijuana businesses are unsuitable for private equity, a majority of LPs think… Read More

Scaling Impact Investing The Opportunity for Social and Financial Returns

Two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly committed to achieving a universal series of metrics for progress in advancing conditions for “people, planet and prosperity.” The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are as ambitious as they are daunting: provide clean water and sanitation, quality education and affordable clean… Read More

Addressing the Increasing Challenges of Risk Management at Private Equity Firms

Today’s interconnected, complicated and occasionally unstable global economy has resulted in a business environment where companies are faced with a complex web of risks that can have a material impact on their business if not managed appropriately. Product recalls. Food contamination. Supply chain disruptions. Major IT failures. Cyber breaches. Regulatory… Read More

View the Full Report on Private Equity Investment in Turkey and Environs

 Globalturk Capital and EMPEA’s Second Annual Executive Briefing, with Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek For a prime example of the gap between the macro risks of a country, actual or perceived, and the reality on the ground of private capital investment opportunities, look no further than Turkey, a US$861 billion… Read More

Investing in Development in Africa

Sustained economic growth since the early 2000’s The past decade has seen a turnaround in African economic growth. From 1980 to 1989 Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by an average 1.8% per year. Between 1990 and 2000 GDP growth increased by 2.6% per year and by 5.3% per year… Read More

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