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The profile: Allan Dowie, CFO of N4 Partners

The Drawdown caught up with partner and CFO of new firm N4 Partners, Allan Dowie, who discusses setting up the firm during lockdown, implementing a new valuation process and information flows.

Domicile watch: January 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new definition for AML legislation, changes to Guernsey's private fund regime and Ireland's prep for SFDR

Allvue partners with TrustServe

Allvue will integrate its platform into TrustServe, enabling it to service all closed-ended funds across PE, VC, FoF, RE and family offices

SimCorp and Colmore partner on data service

The partnership integrates Colmore’s INSIGHT (data management) and FAIR (fees) services with SimCorp’s alternatives investment manager offering

iCapital buys AI Insight

AI Insight provides financial advisors investment research, training, qualification and compliance support for a variety of alternative investments

Colmore launches Stride

Stride automates and enhances the collection, extraction and analysis of unstructured data

Grafton Capital appoints CFO

Tom Morrell will lead on financing, reporting and accounting for Grafton Capital and its investments

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Winners announced

Winners of the Private Equity Service Provider Awards revealed

KPMG’s Wall joins BDO as partner

In her new role, Jennifer Wall will focus on working with private equity funds, providing tax advice and reporting services

Comment: The future of ESG

Cliodhna Murphy and Mike Dickey of MUFG Investor Services explore the importance of tech to meet ESG goals

ACA launches ESG advisory practice

Dan Mistler and Crista DesRochers will head up the new division, while Dani Williams joins the team to focus on ESG in financial regulation

Schroder COO joins ScalingFunds

Patrick Stampfli has joined the firm as managing director of business development, continental Europe

Sanne promotes Nagle to CCO

In his new role, Nagle will be responsible for client service delivery in all jurisdictions and Sanne’s continued commercial development

December 2020 / January 2021 Magazine Cover

Latest Magazine

This issue explores the rising tech wave supporting ever increasing ESG demands. With new ESG regulation soon to come into force, as well as more GPs wanting to better understand the link between ESG improvements and financial performance, new technological solutions are much needed.

The edition also explores increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks facing private equity firms and how to tackle them, and we also hear from a cross section of industry practitioners on their greatest learnings of 2020.

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Saltgate names chief people officer

Alison French will sit on the group strategic committee to oversee recruitment, diversity, culture and communications

Dawn Capital hires talent head

Avalon Lee-Bacon will build out the firm’s talent platform and support its portfolio companies with senior hires, sharing best practices and developing top talent

Cobalt adds cap tables to portfolio monitoring platform

The function allows custom metrics to be edited in-application, downloaded, pulled into various reports and exported

Apex launches tool for ESG regs

Invest Check is a tool to help financial services firms collect data to report and comply with upcoming ESG rules

Comment: NAV facilities: Talk turns to action

While there has been lots of discussion around NAV facilities from buyout private equity managers, transaction numbers are lower than expected, writes Sarah Lobbardi of Avardi Partners

ILPA publishes model NDA

The template aims to streamline due diligence access for LPs and GPs

Citco opens Abu Dhabi HQ

The firm has also partnered with ADGM to create a sustainable, fully-integrated ecosystem for the investment management industry

LemonTree partners with Lionpoint Group

The partnership aims to deliver complex data and accounting solutions to the private markets sector

iLevel’s Yiannakis joins Holland Mountain

Yiannakis will oversee the firm’s commercial activity and expand the reach of its private capital data platform

Allvue launches LP solution

Allvue’s LP solution claims to support investors’ ability to manage and analyse their alternative investments more efficiently

Palatine promotes Wall to ESG director

As part of her new role, Stephanie Wall joins the firm's senior management team

Crestbridge makes three Jersey appointments

Alex Di Santo is group head of PE, Michael Johnson is now group head of institutional services, while Tim Ridgway Is a director in the governance services team

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