Intellectual Capital

Tackling the Talent Risk

Written by EWM Global

Why financial firms need to do more to attract and keep the best   The industry that emerged from the chaos of the banking crisis is one that is far more efficient, robust, transparent and risk-conscious than its former self. Much of this change has been tied in some way to the staggering advances in […]

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The Silent Carry Crisis Brewing in Private Equity

Written by EWM Global

Click here for a preview of the EWM System. Private equity has undergone a staggering transformation in the decade since the global banking crisis. What was once a relatively niche and informal corner of the international financial ecosystem has blossomed into a major destination for investment as institutions increasingly turn to alternative sources of revenue […]

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Voluntary Deferred Compensation (VDC) Plans Outside the US

Written by Geoff Gottlieb

  Perception: voluntary deferred compensation (“VDC”) plans don’t work outside the US In our conversations with US multinational companies sponsoring VDC plans for their domestic employees and with tax/legal advisors to such firms, we frequently hear that an effective voluntary deferral of compensation is not possible anywhere other than in the US. Such statements are […]

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The Spreadsheet Game

Written by Tom Pittman

We met with the CFO of a private equity firm this week where we heard a common theme. The company is a medium sized buyout firm with ~ $3B AUM, three active funds plus one more in the fund raising period. They have thirty members receiving carried interest, with varying vesting schedules for each of […]

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How to Motivate Your Investment Team Over Longer Holding Periods

Written by Raoul Kamath

As far as one can remember, the standard private equity “holding period” – the time between buying and selling a portfolio company – typically averaged between 5 and 7 years, and followed the capital raising to distribution cycle adopted by almost any firm that invested in the private capital space.   However, in the past […]

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The Definitive Guide to Carried Interest

Written by Robert Hagmeier

EWM Global is pleased to announce its contribution to Private Equity International’s publication, “The Definitive Guide to Carried Interest”. Our seasoned team collaborated to write the book’s Employee Incentive Structures chapter to provide insight into best practices from an executive viewpoint and to highlight key considerations for establishing and structuring carried interest plans. The chapter […]

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