Engaging Alternatives

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Articles September 18, 2019 Q3 2019 - New Regulations for Fund of Funds Arrangements

Discussion of the SEC’s proposed new rule and related amendments which are designed to streamline and enhance the regulatory framework on fund of funds arrangements.

Articles May 29, 2019 Q2 2019 – Private Equity Fundraising Outlook

For many years, private equity has delivered stellar returns, driving strong investor commitment to the asset class. The question now is what can we expect for private equity fundraising in Q2 2019 and beyond?

Articles May 24, 2019 Q2 2019 – Alternative Investment Industry Outlook for Q2 2019 and Beyond

Managers in this highly competitive industry are constantly seeking improvements to gain an advantage in identifying and capturing inefficiencies in the marketplace. 2018 was a challenging year for hedge funds. How can fund managers reinvent themsel…

Articles May 23, 2019 Q2 2019 - Ireland as a Fund Domicile: A Success Story

The growth of Irish-domiciled funds has been impressive. Total net assets in Irish domiciled funds stood at EUR 2.5 trillion1 (U.S.$2.8 trillion) at the end of Jan 2019. Seventeen of the top 20 global asset managers have Irish-domiciled funds. Here…

Articles February 19, 2019 Q1 2019 - Secondary Private Equity Market: Offering Flexibility amid Brexit

Amid the uncertainty over Brexit’s outcomes and challenges in the British economy, the U.K. private-equity (PE) market remains strong. PE returns have been steadily increasing and have demonstrated “significant levels of stability.”

Articles February 18, 2019 Q1 2019 - Alternative Investment Outlook for Q1 and Beyond

Following a challenging Q4 for the hedge fund industry as a whole, many prominent managers have shut down or converted to family offices, especially those in the equity space due to poor performance that lagged the S&P 500.

Articles February 18, 2019 Q1 2019 - The Impact of the New Interest Expense Limitation Rules on Trader Funds

The business interest expense limitation, new Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sec. 163(j), is among the many new provisions of the IRC that was added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). The limitation on its face seems to be rather simple

Articles February 18, 2019 Q1 2019 - Should I Market my Fund in Europe?

On July 22, 2013 the rules for marketing private funds within the European Union (EU) changed dramatically. On that date the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, or AIFMD, came into full effect, creating a range of regulatory requirements…

Articles February 17, 2019 Q1 2019 -Are You Ready for Your Annual Audit?

There are some best practices to follow to avoid pitfalls and issues while undergoing your year-end audit. Implementing these best practices will enhance the value your organization receives from the audit process and meet any audit deadlines.