Issues under consideration in this white paper include the regulatory landscape, guidance on hidden relationships and networks, and how to identify them. It looks at why financial institutions need to address these problems, and the roles of personnel and technology in the effort to combat money…
A number of recent developments have highlighted the potential exposure of private equity firms to competition law risks as a result of the activities of their portfolio companies. This white paper looks at what private equity firms need to watch out for and how they can minimise the risks that…
This white paper summarises developments affecting the investment funds industry from 2011 and looks at key issues for 2012. This will be of relevance to managers and investors in a wide range of alternative asset investment funds.
In early 2012, the SFO sent a warning when it obtained obtained a civil recovery order under the POCA 2002 enabling it to claw back dividends from a shareholder of a company convicted of a criminal offence. This white paper details the actions that private equity firms are, or should, be taking.
The Weavering judgment gives very specific examples of the ways in which the directors of an investment fund were held to have failed to fulfil their duties and sets out important guidelines for fund directors.
Despite being so important, the process to create the Annual Report is still stuck in the middle ages, with companies using a time consuming and error prone manual approach. This paper discusses the issues/risks involved and the solutions available for an automated approach to producing vital…
2011's Finance Act introduced far-reaching anti-avoidance provisions referred to as the disguised remuneration rules. These rules could potential apply to the acquisition of and returns from carried interest or an interest in a co-invest vehicle.
Organisations typically face a number of challenges in the completion of the external financial reports. Automating the external reporting process can lead to the following benefits: Reduced personnel costs, Lower external costs, Reduced risk and Reduced cycle time. Read on to find out more.
This white paper looks at how its time to build the "last mile" with integrity of reporting, assured compliance and insightful analytics allowing the most successful organisations to utilise all their resources to make the best business decisions.
In this white paper, Herbert Smith considers some of the issues which would arise if a Member State were to decide to leave the Eurozone (or, indeed, be expelled). There are a number of potential methods by which a Member State could leave the Eurozone, with different consequences.