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And the winner is…

Entrants to The Drawdown's Awards were asked to demonstrate business growth, innovation and client satisfaction. While the winners were rewarded based on these metrics, what's clear from speaking to all of the successful groups is they all shared three additional commonalities

Technology: Cyber Security award winner: ACA Aponix

Partner Mike Pappacena explains why the firm is moving into ESG

Kirkland & Ellis’ Townsend joins Ropes & Gray

Townsend advises European and global firms on the establishment and structuring of private funds

GCV launches new end-to-end SaaS

Quva was developed by GCV’s venture builder division G-Labs

Crestbridge opens Dublin office

The firm is currently authorised to provide corporate services in Ireland and is aiming to provide fund admin services soon

Ropes & Gray appoints funds partner Brown

Emily Brown will join the firm next month from Schulte Roth & Zabel where she has been a partner since 2018

TiG acquires ThirdSpace

The deal was backed by BGF, with financing provided by Santander’s Growth Capital team.

Ocorian purchases Platinum Compliance

Deal follows the fund administrator's acquisition of Newgate Compliance in December 2020

SS&C’s Anwar joins Arrow Capital

Kamran Anwar has joined to lead the firm’s new clients and capital formation group

Consero buys BridgeView CFO Solutions

The deal expands Consero’s suite of solutions to include HR and payroll services for its existing client base

Deeper Perspective: The UK Funds Regime

Benjamin Lamping, founder of Reframe Capital asks: Are we at risk of missing a potential watershed moment for the UK funds industry, and a genuine post-Brexit opportunity?

Social behaviour

While GPs use social media to give an insight into their firms, LPs now use it as part of their ODD. But where are they looking, and what for?

Newly launched Alderwood Capital names CFO

Rebecca Noyes joins her former Northill Capital colleagues at Alderwood

March 2021 Magazine Cover

Latest Magazine

​This issue showcases the winners of the 2020 Drawdown Awards. As well as service providers, we’ve highlighted our GP awards including CFO, COO and Rising Star of the Year.

This edition also features Greenbrook’s Mikaela Murekian as she wonders if a new approach to air travel will help GPs respond to LP pressure on ESG, and Riverside Europe’s Dörte Höppner, who discusses the importance of healthy competition among service providers.

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Blackstone’s Bailhache joins Simpson Thacher

Geoff Bailhache has joined the firm’s London office as a partner

IQ-EQ targets fund services in Ireland

The firm received fund administrator authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland in December

Comment: Choosing the right auditor

Karen Allan of Haysmacintyre outlines why a move to a mid-tier auditor can reap multiple benefits

Hawksford receives investment from STAR

The fresh capital will be used to support Hawksford’s acquisitive growth strategy

MJ Hudson names new partners

Stephen Sims and Whitney Lutgen are partners in the private funds practice while Ronan McCann is partner in the firm's VC and tech division

The Perfect Match: Finding the ideal fund finance solution partner

OakNorth's Mohith Sondhi details a recent subscription line facility placed with private equity firm Bluegem

ESAs publish statement on application of SFDR

The objective is to “achieve an effective and consistent application and national supervision of the SFDR, promoting a level playing field and the protection of investors"

Morgan Stanley’s Wasinger joins Allvue as CFO

Wasinger will oversee all areas of corporate finance to help from the firm’s revenue and market share

IQ-EQ’s Lawson Conner hires MD

Rachel Aldridge will manage the day-to-day operations, execute strategic initiatives and ensure consistent client service delivery

InCloudCounsel opens Singapore office

The firm has hired Jon Crandall as managing director for APAC to lead the office

Profile: Alexis Crusey, Aberdeen Standard Investments

The director of private markets product strategy, impact & ESG discusses the differences between ESG and impact investing, the importance of D&I as well as how its portfolio risk platform PRISM considers ESG factors

PE and private debt behind on adopting tech

Broadridge's latest report found only 9% of PE and private debt respondents identified as leaders when it came to using AI, blockchain, the cloud and digital

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