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CFO Forum: Dealing with rising complexity and savvier LPs

More investment products means more opportunity, but it also means more longer hours, and the potential for more headaches for CFOs and COOs.

CFO Forum: Growing with the times

As private debt continues its rise, the role of the chief financial officer is evolving to keep pace, said speakers and delegates at the inaugural PDI CFOs & COOs Forum this week. That change has not been without growing pains, however. Among the topics on attendees’ minds were service outsourcing; technology; and the nuances of […]

Germany targeted for downside protection

Some investors want more exposure to the country based on its economic strength and ability to withstand a downturn, delegates at the Germany Forum 2018 heard.

The real cost of reform

Ares, Apollo, FS and other BDCs have spent millions since 2011 getting the BDC bill passed.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

FS board OKs leverage increase, Prospect cancels extra borrowing capacity – updated

The two companies are among the first managers to take action on the new statute, which raises the allowed debt-to-equity ratio from 1:1 to 2:1.

WATCH: India’s new dawn, thanks to bankruptcy code

One of the country’s biggest reforms of recent years has created a much better climate for distressed investors, says Nitin Jain of Edelweiss in this two-minute video.

The 15-year road to bankruptcy of Tilton’s Zohar

Earlier this month Lynn Tilton, the founder of distressed private equity firm Patriarch Partners placed three CLO funds she managed – Zohar I, II and III – into bankruptcy in an attempt to bring a fifteen year saga, replete with numerous legal battles, to an end.

WATCH: Are you ready for GDPR?

Personal data protection is a hot topic amid the Cambridge Analytica furore, and new rules of the game apply in two months. Find out why you should be on alert, according to Toby Duthie of Forensic Risk Alliance.

Ares becomes first listed alternatives manager to convert to a C-corporation

The firm has also set a new dividend policy with the potential for special dividends when performance fee income is particularly elevated.

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