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Profile: Jon Fredrik Vassengen, Argentum

The manager and compliance officer discusses how the fund-of-fund determines ESG criteria and the challenges of collecting quantitative ESG data

InCloudCounsel secures $200m Series B

The contract automation company has also rebranded to Ontra

Blockchain and big data most important future tech tools

Intertrust Group’s latest report found 46% of respondents cited blockchain/DLT as the most important tech tool for private capital funds over the next five years

MJ Hudson releases ESG Advantage

ESG Advantage guides users on a step-by-step basis through the assessment process by tracking important data and automating analysis and reporting

SEI buys Finomial

Deal aimed at enhancing cloud-native technology capabilities

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Titanbay appoints COO

Gareth Read was previously a managing director at Barings

Domicile watch: October 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's position on LTAF, Jersey's amended law which makes risk-based supervision a legal requirement and Guernsey's revised regulatory laws

FCA moves ahead with LTAF

The rules aim to provide sufficient investor protection and enable DC pension schemes to invest in the LTAF

The rise of the cross-border transaction

Reed Smith partners Stephen Mooney and Sam Webster detail the latest evolution in the way funds operate and structure deals

Jersey private funds: a new era

Jersey is a longstanding financial jurisdiction with an agile and responsive nature uniquely designed to meet market and client demand. It is no wonder it is an attractive destination to hold private funds, writes Simon Page, global head of fund services, Hawksford

JTC buys perfORM

perfORM was set up as an ODD business for LPs to use across PE, private credit, RE, infras, hedge, crypto and digital assets

MSCI and Burgiss launch Carbon Footprinting tool

Tool combines private company data from Burgiss with modelling developed by MSCI ESG Research for estimating corporate carbon emissions

CAIS partners with Digital Asset

Partnership will explore use of blockchain, distributed ledgers and smart contracts between wealth management and alternative investments

LPs increasingly aware of data gaps in ESG reporting

The quality of ESG reporting is improving in private equity, but not enough areas are being covered

October 2021 Magazine Cover

Latest Magazine

This issue introduces our 2021 Fund Domicile Special Report, with need to know figures and facts of major private equity domiciles, as well as ones to watch.

This edition also features Capital Dynamics’ COO Hina Ahmad, who discusses transitioning to her COO role and leveraging tech to keep up with the firm’s rapid growth, Alpha’s Sam Marsh talks about the firm’s newly launched banking solution, while Argentum’s Jon Fredrik Vassengen talks about the challenges of collecting quantitative data.

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LPs increasingly aware of data gaps in ESG reporting

The quality of ESG reporting is improving in private equity, but not enough areas are being covered

GP transparency and tech: room for improvement

According to SS&C Intralinks' survey, 69% of LPs were ‘moderately satisfied’ with the technology capabilities of the GPs they currently invest with

​Introducing the Fund Finance Tracker

Shining a light on subscription lines, NAV facilities and GP finance, to provide insights on how a selection of lenders approach these loans

Tech transformation tracker: Key findings

The industry's embrace of technology has accelerated dramatically over the past 18 months

LISTEN: Private debt’s next stage of maturity

Direct lending has come a long way in a short period of time

EQT formalises SBTs to address climate change

EQT has become the first private markets firm to do so, through the SBTi

Blackstone names global head of ESG for PE

Amisha Parekh joins from Bloomberg, where she spent the last four years as head of sustainable finance product incubation

FactSet buys Cobalt

The acquisition expands the firm's private markets offering

Finding the right home for your alternative fund

IQ-EQ's Justin Partington assesses the key elements of fund domicile selection

INDOS secures Irish depositary licence

The firm received the licence from the Central Bank of Ireland

LPs paying more for administrative costs

25% of LPs are being charged separately for expenses such as in-house legal, accounting and computer software

Broadridge launches AI-powered AML solution

Machine-learning-based solution is for financial services firms that want to enhance their AML surveillance to detect illicit money flows and bad actors

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