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Private Equity – How LPs Select a GP – The 4 Ps

22nd May 2018 - Blog Posts

How LPs Select a GP – The 4 Ps Within private equity we are seeing a shift with Limited Partners (LPs) conducting a greater level of due diligence on the General Partners (GPs) they invest with. This can be broadly grouped into four key areas; people, performance, process, and price. People – Top of the … Read more

The Compliance Skills Crisis – Is Outsourcing an Answer?

16th May 2018 - Blog Posts

The Compliance Skills Crisis – Is Outsourcing an Answer? A recent article in the Financial Times highlights how regulatory compliance has become a critical issue lately. The article describes the compliance officer as ‘the most in-demand worker in asset management’. It goes on to explain that the recent influx of regulatory changes has made specialists … Read more

AI and Blockchain are Reshaping Private Equity  

15th May 2018 - Blog Posts

How AI and Blockchain are Reshaping Private Equity? — Private Equity is being transformed in unprecedented ways by the implementation of technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. In what has been a markedly traditional industry, there are now clear use cases and benefits to be gained.

Key things to know about Money Laundering Prevention

14th May 2018 - Blog Posts

Key things you need to know about Money Laundering Prevention Preventing financial crime and money laundering are key areas of compliance – it is estimated that up to £57 billion is laundered through the UK every year. Financial services and law firms are obviously key targets for money laundering. As compliance and regulatory experts, Lawson … Read more

Key Things You Should Know about Cryptocurrencies and ICOs 

3rd May 2018 - Blog Posts

Key Things You Should Know about Cryptocurrencies and ICOs  Cryptocurrency has been at the forefront of the media in recent months and increasing numbers of companies are turning to ICOs (initial coin offerings) as a means of raising investment funds. Opinions on cryptocurrency and ICOs have been divided, while some critics believe it is a … Read more

Key Things You Should Know about Appointed Representative Services

24th April 2018 - Blog Posts

Appointed representative services allow firms to carry out regulated financial activities, in the UK and the EU, without going through the rigorous process of obtaining direct authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority. Becoming authorised as an appointed representative can be a good choice for venture capital firms, hedge funds, private equity firms, family firms and … Read more

KYC and AML: Best Practice in Financial Institutions and Law Firms

12th April 2018 - Blog Posts

KYC and AML: Best Practice in Financial Institutions and Law Firms In a bid to tackle money laundering, terror financing and the like, global regulators are increasing their demands on financial institutions and law firms in order for them to meet their obligations vis-à-vis KYC and AML obligations. June 2017 saw the UK’s AML regime … Read more

Blockchain: A Force for Good in Compliance?

7th March 2018 - Blog Posts - White Papers

Blockchain: the new buzz word on the street and featuring prominently in the press and as a topic for discussion at industry events.  Although developed initially in the context of creating a new digital currency, we would argue that blockchain has the power to revolutionise compliance everywhere and to transform the way in which financial … Read more

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – What is it and what does it mean for your firm?

14th August 2017 - Blog Posts - Regulatory Updates - White Papers

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be directly applicable in the UK and create additional obligations to firms alongside the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). It is important that firms understand their new obligations under GDPR, which will take effect on 25 May 2018. Although the UK is leaving the European Union, the government … Read more