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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.

Personnel round-up: KKR, Mayer Brown, SVP and Pennybacker Capital

A key figure at KKR departs, and a Mayer Brown partner returns home.

How fundraising is affected by Brexit

With delegation rules a hot topic and the possibility of some investment being withdrawn from UK-focused funds, Brexit is already having an impact. Samuel Brooks of Macfarlanes explores some of the key issues.

WATCH: US firms need to up their game on GDPR

In a two-minute video, forensics specialist Toby Duthie highlights the cultural differences which mean Europe’s new personal data regulation may get overlooked in the US.

The challenge of credit

Private equity firms face some complex legal and compliance issues if they want to expand into credit funds, write Jason Brown, Jessica O’Mary and Catherine Skulan of Ropes & Gray

Why funds are reaching for a finance umbrella

Umbrella fund finance facilities can be a convenient and cost efficient option for managers with a number of strategies under one roof. Leon Stephenson and Alex Griffiths of law firm Reed Smith explain why.

Why this is a fight that should be picked

As US Congress gets ready to reform the tax code, private credit and private equity firms will square off with elected leaders over a tax deduction that is crucial to both asset classes.

UK post-Brexit marketing position still unclear

The UK is unlikely to be approved for a marketing passport in time for a 2019 exit from the EU.

Legal expert swaps Hayfin for Pemberton

Bethany Walker, who has also worked for Macfarlanes and DLA Piper, will support the London-based fund manager’s deal teams.

Analysis: Why Brexit impact on funds may be limited

Brexit will have implications for loan-originating fund structures but they may not be too dramatic, according to Patricia Volhard of Debevoise.

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