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What the AI?! Canoe Intelligence

Our new AI series kicks off by exploring the burning questions with Aman Soni, VP of data strategy at Canoe Intelligence

The conversation: Are you prepared? Liquidity strategies in a turbulent market

The Drawdown hosted a webinar to discuss how managers can respond to liquidity and risk management challenges that have been thrown into sharp focus in recent weeks

Answering the right questions

GPs and LPs agree qualitative ESG reporting is a crucial competitive advantage but disagree on reporting requirements, says PwC

Apex launches fundraising services

Offering combines rebranded platform with series of events

Column: A mindfully bigger brain

Natalia Ramsden of Sofos Associates discusses the benefits of meditation as the golden ticket to brain hacking

Gottschalg Analytics powers up

Company aims to provide performance intelligence services via proprietary algorithms

Former Sanne execs set up new fund admin business

Ex-Sanne senior leaders have launched Palmer Street, with £8m backing from Marwyn Value Investors

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Partners Group CFO steps down

Hans Ploos van Amstel had held the role since 2020 and will remain as an advisory partner

Hatcher+ launches funds platform

Funds-as-a-service software provides end-to-end fund administration, powered by AI

May 2023 Magazine Cover

Latest Magazine

This issue provides a snapshot of the fund administration sector. Following several years of growth and professionalisation, many fund admins have grown significantly or have been merged with other players. With that, we wanted to create a picture of the current landscape, to show fund managers the state of play. 

Also in this edition, we look at how general counsels and heads of compliance interact with each other within private equity firms. We also explored ESG metrics and the science behind them, and finally we provide highlights from a recent webinar discussion on liquidity management.

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5 minutes with… Phil Westcott, co-founder and CEO of Filament Syfter

We sat down with the co-founder and CEO to learn how his company builds the beating heart of GPs’ investment strategy – their data infrastructure

ESMA issues opinion on ‘undue costs’

Regulatory authority is concerned about diverging levels of investor protection across the bloc

TrustQuay merges with Viewpoint

Companies hope to cover wider regulatory environments and enhance global customer service

Chronograph partners with Snowflake

Partnership launches connectivity-as-a-service to consolidate and analyse portfolio monitoring data

ACA Group appoints CEO

Blackrock’s former chief product officer Patrick Olson steps into the role

ESMA calls for input on ELTIF regime

Regulator is taking a closer look at redemption policy and matching mechanism

Accelex launches portfolio analytics platform

The platform aims to provide visibility and automated data analysis on portfolio funds, commitments and underlying assets

Shearman & Sterling merges with Allen & Overy

Firms hope to capitalise on combined private capital practices, among others

Travers Smith appoints co-heads of ESG and impact

Doug Bryden and Heather Gagen will lead the ESG and impact group, chaired by Simon Witney

Comment: Does SFDR encourage greenwashing?

Pinsent Masons financial services partner Mark Shaw asks the awkward question

Blackrock to launch LTAF

The FCA has granted Blackrock approval to launch fourth LTAF on the market

FFP launches fund admin business

Company’s new business line will service clients in the Cayman Islands

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