New Private Markets: Why tax is creeping up the ESG agenda

Predistribution Initiative, a US-based non-profit organisation supporting financial industry reform, is helping to launch the framework to help reduce “systemic risks to the health of the overall economy”, Delilah Rothenberg, the group’s executive director, told New Private Markets in an interview in January.

TIFD is not expected to launch for a few years. In the meantime, Rothenberg said more work is needed to better understand which practices are fair or foul.

“The industry needs to think about how the funds of private equity managers are structured and whether those funds are structured to avoid paying taxes,” she said. “Where do you draw the line between taxefficiency and irresponsible tax practices?”