This publication focuses on the top 10 considerations that private equity firms should consider as they evaluate their strategies and make investments, as well as ways Internal Audit can help. At a time when organisational reputation is vital, these considerations can have a strong impact on managing risks.
During the last few years, sweeping financial regulation in the U.S. and reform in Europe have brought a new level of regulatory supervision to the industry. As a result, compliance processes are evolving, with a wide range in operational maturity among firms. Increasing investor demands are changing the nature of fund operations, revenue models and investor relations.
In light of these industry changes, KPMG wanted to identify how Internal Audit can assist organisations in adapting and evolving. We spoke with chief audit executives at private equity firms, listened to internal audit executives at our share forums, and gained insights from KPMG's professionals who work with private equity firms.