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GOP legislator wants to boost tax on carried interest

Michigan Congressman Dave Camp on Wednesday offered a tax proposal he said would “clean up” the carried interest provision that lets private equity partners pay lower taxes on large portions of their incomes. Camp’s plan drew little support from other Republicans.

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SEC ponders whether sponsors are broker-dealers

In April of last year, David Blass, chief counsel for the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, gave a speech in which he warned that private equity funds might be required to register as broker-dealers in connection with their fundraising activities as well as charging transaction-related fees from their portfolio companies.

The Era of Xi Jinping – What the 3rd Plenum of the18th CPC Session Tells You about China’s Future

Shortly after the conclusion of the 3rd Plenum of the 18th CPC meeting on November 12, 2013 an extensive and comprehensive communiqué titled “Resolution Concerning Some Major Issues in Comprehensively Deepening Reform” was announced to the public.  The communiqué outlined with clarity a 60-point blueprint of social and economic changes for the coming decade.  The document […]

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PE Seen Catching Up on Sustainability, Environment

Corporations have led the way in addressing environmental, social and governance issues, but the private equity community is catching up, says Lauren Koopman, a director in the sustainable business solutions team at the global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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SEC Puts Private Equity In Its Sights

An official in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission said last month that the agency has its eye on several industry practices that could disadvantage investors, such as the charging of deal fees and the cherry-picking of deals.

Emails Suggest SEC’s Schapiro Delayed JOBS Act Rule Amid Concerns About Legacy

Outgoing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro delayed immediately implementing a rule to lift a ban on broader-based advertising for private placements in part because she feared it would tarnish her legacy as a pro-investor leader of the agency, internal SEC emails obtained by a U.S. House of Representatives oversight panel show.

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