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The importance of GDPR compliance in private equity

The importance of GDPR compliance in private equity

By Owen Morris (pictured), operations director at Doherty Associates – The ICO has remained vigilant when issuing fines to companies that have suffered data breaches. In July 2019, the ICO issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways a record GBP183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), although the process remains ongoing – with BA's cooperation – and no final penalty notice has so far been issued.

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How to improve your firm’s operations

How to improve your firm’s operations

The increasing pressures on private equity firms to follow compliance rules and maintain transparency, coupled with the plethora of online systems to manage several communication avenues and priorities both internally and externally, are presenting some very real challenges for financial organisations today.

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PE funds to benefit from innovative approach

PE funds to benefit from innovative approach

Constellation Advisers: Best Regulatory & Compliance Adviser – An innovative a client service approach is being introduced to reduce the direct service costs by the manager and help private equity funds at all stages of growth meet demand for the expanding needs of their business. Constellation Advisers is currently rolling out this unique approach to its client base to enthusiastic feedback.

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Why technology is key

Why technology is key

By Andrew Frost (pictured), Lawson Conner, & Justin Partington, IQ-EQ – Enhanced due diligence, including Know Your Customer (KYC), when completing complex acquisitions of businesses or assets is not only a basic expectation under current Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, but also makes commercial sense for all parties involved.