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The Techwork: Stuart Mair, BC Partners

“We want to ensure that we utilise and optimise our data, providing better insights for the business using the full Microsoft BI stack, reporting visualisations and analysis.”

TMF Group buys Venture Back Office

VBO provides fund admin, investor services, as well as portfolio management solutions to PE, real assets, credit and emerging manager funds

Agile fund management

The major advantage of setting up something fresh is having a clean slate with the ability to adopt the latest learnings and technologies. This is exactly what fund administrator Highvern did when it set up its processes and ways of working

The Techwork: Andy Sobek, Permira

"I’m trying to build capability to keep the dealdoing machine well oiled. Deal doers are smart and entrepreneurial and my job is to underpin their work; to support quicker and better deal doing.”

Sanne acquires STRAIT

STRAIT provides fund administration, financial oversight and regulatory compliance services for PE, FoF, SPVs, family offices, hedge funds and other investment vehicles

Green washing up

The SFDR aims to combat greenwashing, but what is actually expected from PE firms, and what do the new rules mean for operational leaders?

Holland Mountain upgrades data platform

ATLAS aggregates data from any source and provides business users and senior executives with centralised access to real-time data

The Techwork: Ahmed Khamassi, Stirling Square Capital Partners

“The main improvement we want to make in terms of technology is to ensure it is designed with our people in mind.”

A guide to continuation funds

Jeffrey Bronheim, Daniel Mathias and James Mossetto of Cohen & Gresser detail key documentation considerations in where conflicts of interest may potentially arise, and why this trend is likely to continue

Hark Capital raises $400m for NAV fund

Hark III’s initial target was $300m

The Techwork: Kevin Muller, Coller Capital

“We have a multi disciplined view on data; the tools we use and how people consume data. We’re running a multi-year data maturity initiative.”

The Techwork

Private equity's digital transformation has undoubtedly been catalysed by events of the past year

N4 partners appoints financial controller

Jacqueline Wallance will further develop the fund financial operations and investor reporting at the firm

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Latest Magazine

This issue launches The Techwork, which showcases the tech-focused professionals who have been instrumental in leading private equity’s digital transformation.

This edition also talks about what the new SFDR rules mean for operational leaders as well as a discussion on agile fund management and how Highvern applied this methodology when setting up its processes.

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Fund Administration: Technology & Innovation award winner: Citco

Head of PE Nikolaos Perros explains why having an internal tech team and proprietary solutions is so important

MUFG IS launches ESG reporting tool

The reporting tool initially uses RepRisk data and MUFG IS plans to add further data sources

Half of UK PE firms lack protection against cyber breaches while WFH

Almost half of UK PE firms have inadequate protection against cyber breaches whilst working from home, new research has found

Allvue partners with Got Your Back

The partnership provides fund accounting solutions for Got Your Back's alternative fund management clients

European GPs continue to outperform on ESG

New ratings from ASI’s 2020 ESG survey found the majority of European GPs scored highly

Sanne granted Irish depositary services licence

Sanne Depositary Services provides depositary services to collective investment schemes

Fund Administration: Over $50bn AUA award winner: Alter Domus

Head of PE Tim Toska discusses why he's not concerned about the company turning into a large, institutional fund admin

Hermance launches digital investment platform

The platform connects HNWs and institutional investors with private markets funds via low minimum ticket sizes

5 minutes with… Simon Thornton, PEARonline

Simon Thornton, founder of private equity investor portal and fundraising data room PEARonline discusses the company’s origins, the importance of secure data transmission and upgrade plans

Fund administration: Under $50bn AUA award winner: Highvern

Head of funds at Highvern Aidan O'Flanagan, explains why putting clients, technology and staff first is a subtle but important difference in the fund admin space and outlines how their systems have been designed to cater for today's requirements

Blackstar creates head of legal role

Khalid Javaid provides structuring, legal and execution advice related to transactions and new business, as well as oversight of regulatory matters and government affairs

Jersey PE and VC funds grow by 21%

JFSC figures also showed the number of registered Jersey Private Funds reach 403, an increase of more than 100 during 2020

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