Bright future for private equity

Author: | Published: 1 Oct 2009

Rachel Evans
Asia editor

Ben Jenkins, Blackstone
Anthony Root, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Douglas Ferguson, KPMG
Akiko Mikumo, Weil Gotshal & Manges
David Russell, Macquarie
Dan Anderson, Citadel
Rob Ashworth, Freshfields
Marcia Ellis, DE Shaw
Patrick Moran, Merrill Lynch
Kirtee Kapoor, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Paul Stecker, Shearman & Sterling
Peter Feist, Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wayne Bannon, Carlyle
Steven Xiang, Weil Gotshal & Manges
Sridhar Gorthi, Trilegal

New regulations in Asia are on their way but private equity houses should not fret. That was the message of Ben Jenkins, co-head of Blackstone's corporate private equity business in Asia in his keynote speech at IFLR's Private Equity Forum last month.

"There will inevitably be reforms but I don't think they will be as far reaching or have as great an impact as people fear," he says. "Governments are finding that it's quite hard to re-engineer a financial system and unwind the involvement they already have in...