Before the 2008 financial crisis, private equity occupied a relatively sheltered position from a regulatory perspective. Funds themselves were generally unregulated and while certain jurisdictions specified domestic regulatory overlays, this was not universal.
Fast forward to 2021 and according to data collated as part of our recently published report, ‘Conquering Complexity: How Europe’s private equity CFOs and COOs are setting themselves up for success’ the single largest challenge facing the European private equity industry is the management of regulatory risk, with 86% of those surveyed agreeing that that regulation will become more complex over the coming 12 months.
In this short guide, we take a high level look at the key regulatory requirements applicable to private equity sponsors throughout the lifecycle of both their business and the funds that they raise and manage. We’ll also consider whether a tougher and tighter regulatory environment really is on the horizon in the short to medium term.
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