News analysis

  • There's just no one else

    01 December 2009

    Why are US mortgage Reits so popular, given that so many failed during the financial crisis? Because there are no banks

  • What is a mortgage Reit?

    10 November 2009

    Reits and their history explained

  • Hit from both sides

    01 November 2009

    Targets are pushing for specific performance and banks won't take on the risk, leaving private equity in the middle

  • Bright future for private equity

    01 October 2009

    Private equity houses including Blackstone, Carlyle and Citadel gathered in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the industry

  • What worries Asia private equity most?

    01 October 2009

    In-house lawyers at private equity firms fear a lack of information above all else

  • Private equity could save the day

    01 October 2009

    If regulators can streamline the bidding process, the new rules letting private equity buy troubled banks will help save the US deposit insurance fund

  • Structures and guidance

    01 October 2009

    Regulatory and jurisdictional arbitrage are the flavour of the month for politicians. Private equity funds need to know the options they have

  • The meaning of the Swedish note

    01 October 2009

    The tweaks and changes from the Swedish presidency for the regulation of alternative investment in Europe. And why the US reforms would be easier to live with

  • AIFM directive: Be careful what you wish for

    01 September 2009

    Supporters of the draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) directive need to start planning now to deal with the impact on national regulators

  • Industry impact

    01 September 2009

    The details of the Directive, and how it affects Luxembourg

  • Call for reform

    01 July 2009

    India must adopt best regulatory practices followed by China, Japan and the US or it will miss out on outbound deals

  • Don't panic at Satyam

    01 July 2009

    Amend your arbitration agreements. The alternatives are far worse