As of July 1, PE firms were supposed to have taken the first step towards compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Few in Asia can exist beyond the regulatory web...
North America | 02 Jul 2014 |
Japan’s response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has been to draw up plans for the world’s biggest alternative energy market. Foreign investors see solar power as the surest route to sustainable returns
Cleantech | 18 Jun 2014 |
Private equity has been put on notice by the US regulators - an alarming notion, yet one that was sufficiently well signposted that GPs could see it coming. How keenly will the rumblings be felt in Asia?
Regulation | 11 Jun 2014 |
Taiwan’s stand-off over the cross-strait services pact is an impediment to integration, but missing out on the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be worse. Regulators know they must do more, and PE should benefit
Greater China | 14 May 2014 |
Several online platforms have been launched with a remit to make exchanges between GPs and LPs more transparent and convenient. Do they complement existing processes or is fundraising set for reinvention?
Regulation | 07 May 2014 |
With China IPOs still stuttering, a number of private equity investors in need of an exit have opted to go public through reverse mergers. Is the risk-reward good enough for this to become the normal?
Buyouts | 30 Apr 2014 |
Investors are concerned about the potential repercussions for the economy – and their portfolio companies – of Japan’s staged consumer tax hike. Could it really derail the country’s fragile recovery?
North Asia | 09 Apr 2014 |
Domestic Chinese private equity managers are now officially permitted to pursue multiple strategies. But is the industry ready for the ‘mega asset management' model the regulator envisages?
Greater China | 26 Mar 2014 |
The Korean government’s recently announced M&A stimulation package includes a relaxation of restrictions on domestic private equity firms. But how much change are these reforms likely to bring?
North Asia | 19 Mar 2014 |
The Australian government is expected to halt and wind back superannuation fund disclosure requirements that go beyond global norms. Industry participants are hopeful for the best, but mindful of the worst
LPs | 26 Feb 2014 |
Responsible investment has is now a priority for many institutional LPs. GPs might recognize the importance of environmental, social and governance principles in this context, but acting on them can be challenging
GPs | 19 Feb 2014 |
A legal ruling might ban the Big Four accounting firms’ China affiliates from working on US-listed Chinese companies. VCs aren’t worried about IPO prospects, but there are longer-term concerns
Advisory | 12 Feb 2014 |
Asian private equity is becoming institutionalized, with increasingly sophisticated and international LPs asking GPs to bulk up their back office capabilities. Third-party administrators sense an opportunity
Advisory | 12 Feb 2014 |
China’s securities regulator has introduced a registration-based IPO system designed to offer greater transparency. However, this does not mean an end to intervention in public markets processes.
Regulation | 22 Jan 2014 |
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