CHAPTER 11Interviews with Private Equity Compliance Professionals

Throughout this book we have incorporated practical real-world examples of the implementation of compliance policies and procedures in private equity funds. This has been completed by case studies in regulatory actions related to private equity general partner (GP) and fund-level compliance. To continue this practical focus, this chapter provides interviews with three leading private equity professionals on trends and best practices in global private equity compliance.

11.1 BIOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEW WITH DR. THOMAS MEYER

Dr. Thomas Meyer's focus is the development of risk measurement models and investment strategies for private equity funds, funds-of-funds, and institutional investment programs. Related to this, he has years of practical experience and has researched and published on public policy approaches to the development of venture capital markets. Thomas is a member of the Risk Management for Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) Working Group, of ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry), and of the Private Equity Fund Risk Measurement Guidelines Working Group of Invest Europe (former EVCA, European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association).

After 12 years in the German Air Force he worked for the German insurance group Allianz AG in corporate finance and as the regional chief financial officer of Allianz Asia Pacific in Singapore. He was responsible for the creation of the risk management ...

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