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Articles May 20, 2021 Ireland’s Investment Limited Partnership (ILP): Some Key Messages

In this article, we briefly consider some key messages about the Investment Limited Partnership, which can be factored into decision-making about the domicile and structure of an AIF in the form of a partnership.

Articles May 20, 2021 Private Equity GP-Led Secondary Transactions – Are They Here to Stay?

As LP-led transactions have continued year-after-year unabated and grown in sophistication, a large, noticeable trend has emerged in recent years – the rise of GP-led secondary market transactions.

Articles May 17, 2021 New Marketing Rule for Investment Advisers

A look at the new “marketing rule” and how it will amend the advertising rule and replace the solicitation rule to create a single rule which recognizes these changes to accommodate the continual evolution and interplay of technology and advice.

Articles March 10, 2021 SPACs: Considerations for Accountants of Sponsors, Target Companies and Investors

SPACs are growing in their impact in the current business environment. This article gives an overview of key considerations, including investments, who is (or should be) involved, compensation, and filing requirement.

Articles March 08, 2021 Treasury Giveth and Treasury Taketh Away – The Business Interest Expense Limitation and Trader Funds

The Business Interest Expense Limitation and its impact on Trader Funds continues to raise questions. This article examines Treasury’s response.

Articles March 05, 2021 ESG-Driven Amendments to Europe’s Fund Regulations and their Impact on U.S. Managers

This article outlines the scope and key considerations in relation to ESG-driven regulatory changes, including amendments applied to various existing regulations, as well as how these may impact U.S. and other non-European managers.

Articles March 05, 2021 Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Goodwill -- Impairment Considerations (ASC 350)

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger the need for an interim goodwill impairment test. This article examines some of the events that could cause this, as well as fair value considerations.

Articles March 05, 2021 SEC Modernizes Framework for Registered Fund Valuation Practices Under Investment Company Act

As financial markets have become more complex and inputs for valuation have become more voluminous, boards have sometimes struggled to interpret their responsibility for fund valuation.

Articles March 05, 2021 Are Investment Advisors Sleeping on Interval Funds?

With the current demand by both institutional and retail investors for more access to alternative investments and illiquid securities not widely offered through open-ended funds, an interval fund could be the right vehicle to satisfy the demand.