Data room

FCA cracks down on private market valuations

The review is expected to scrutinise valuation processes, governance and professionals in charge of the process

What the AI?!... Montagu

Partner Daniel Fischer believes there are AI opportunities to be developed in risk management workflows

Filament Syfter and SourceScrub team up

Partnership aims to support firms in data-driven decision making

ERM and Greenomy join forces

The sustainability consultancy aims to incorporate Greenomy’s ESG reporting services

What the AI?!... NGP Capital

VP of data analytics Atte Honkasalo and partner Christian Noske discuss how NGP’s internal startup search platform is shaking up operational workflows

Ontra expands legal operating platform

Ontra Atlas is an automated entity management solution

Dancing to the same tune?

With GP stake investors increasingly eyeing the European mid-market, GPs must ensure they are in sync with their new partners.

Gen II launches strategic and digital solutions group

Robert Caporale has been appointed as group president

Vector updates fund accounting tool

The fund administrator has incorporated a GP and LP portal into Valence

Data constraints the biggest ESG integration hurdle

Some 71% of respondents to the BNP Paribas ESG Global Survey 2023 find lack of ESG data quality a major barrier to making more sustainable investments

What the AI?!

CEO of Ed Green shares how the firm is making operations smoother with automation

Valutico partners with Integra International

Tax, audit and accounting association will offer Valutico’s valuation services to its clients

Context Analytics launches CAPE

The software automates data extraction from various pitch decks into a structured format

Onboarding liquidity providers biggest FX operational challenge

MillTechFX’s latest report lays out the biggest operational obstacles when it comes to FX hedging

Same soup just reheated

LPs’ operational priorities are unchanged in 2023 and include automation, understanding new investment structures and creating workflow efficiencies, Dynamo Software survey finds

Sounds of the summit… Tech spec

A post-summit debrief sees BGF’s Alastair Pilgrim and Federated Hermes’ Matt Guy discuss developing tech stacks

Securitize acquires Onramp Invest

The acquisition allows registered investment advisers to offer PE investments to their clients

MSCI acquires Burgiss

MSCI will purchase the remaining 66% of the data provider

Inveniam launches Inveniam AI

The Miami-based division is developing automated blockchain-enabled data interpretation tools for private markets

PitchBook expands LCD research

The data provider has added LCD Credit News and Debt Deal Data into its platform

Around the books in 80 days

GPs' travels through the auditing process

Socium Fund Services partners with Broadridge

Socium will incorporate Broadridge’s Sentry tool to improve its debt fund administration services

Sounds of the summit… Asset managers assemble

Discussions from OLS concluded that the time to create a ChatGPT policy was yesterday. Here’s why your firm needs one too

What the AI?!... Amadeus Capital Partners

We speak to Amelia Armour, partner in the early-stage fund, to understand AI’s strengths and limitations in applications at VC funds

Iceberg Data Lab launches Barbatus

The tool uses generative AI to produce ESG data analysis

Anduin secures $15.6m

The funding round was led by tech investment firm 8VC

5 minutes with… Tim Andrews, IDR

Founder and CEO of the investor onboarding hub shares how its latest fund subscription service strengthens the platform

BNP Paribas acquires Kantox

The acquisition will expand the firm’s FX workflow services

Alkymi launches Alpha

The generative AI tool aims to formulate answers from documents and datasets

The Drawdown Awards winners: 73 Strings

The Drawdown speaks to Yann Magnan, CEO and co-founder of 73 Strings, winner in the Technology: Innovation category at The Drawdown Awards 2023

Canoe partners with Lionpoint

The partnership will combine operational and technological solutions with consulting services

73 Strings secures $10m

The funding aims to help expand the provider’s global presence and develop its product offering

What the AI?! Robin AI

James Clough, CTO and co-founder of Robin AI, shares how legal and AI expertise are combined in its LLM-powered chatbot

Lantern launches with portfolio monitoring platform

Data platform will assist GPs with decision making by providing data analytics, visualisation tech and portfolio monitoring

Accelex launches data extraction solution

The product aims to extract data from private debt and securities structures for LPs and asset servicers

Volpi Capital closes on continuation fund

The technology-focused European mid-market firm has divested the remaining assets from its debut fund into the new vehicle

GoldenSource partners with Snowflake

The partnership aims to make use of Snowflake’s cloud data platform

What the AI?! Jolt Capital

Philippe Laval, CTO at Jolt Capital, explains the firm’s in-house tool Ninja, which is much more than an automated deal-sourcing platform

Bite Investments launches Bite Wealth Universe

The hub aims to help connect fund managers with family offices, IFAs and sophisticated investors

Valu8 acquires Firmnav

Valu8 aims to innovate its deal-sourcing services with Firmnav’s AI and natural language processing tools

Tokenisation barriers

Significant barriers to the tokenisation of real assets remain, despite forecasts for major industry growth, according to a whitepaper

Profile: Eva Lamalfa Gil, GED Capital

The firm's head of ESG and communication shares how her dual role is effective in generating meaningful KPIs and supporting portfolio companies

Consort1 opens up repo market to GPs

Secured deposit service provider has made strategic partnerships with banks and financial services companies to help securely collateralise cash deposits

Quantium opens London office

The European base will be led by Anahita Beigui

Novata expands ESG benchmarking offering

The service will encompass 50 universal and more than 200 sector-specific benchmarks

PRI signatory status found to have little to no effect on returns

Report findings were derived from IRR and TVPI dispersion between non-signatory and PRI signatory funds

Negotiating terms increasingly challenging for LPs

LPs have expressed concerns over negotiating terms and manager assessment and identification, according to survey results

The value cultivators

CFOs are becoming more involved in the value creation process. We ask these greenfingered professionals how they support their portfolio companies

What the AI?! Accelex

How is AI transforming data extraction and analytics? We spoke to Accelex’s chief product officer Nicole Weder, and product director Boris Lavrov, to find out more

The Drawdown Awards 2023: Winners announced

Congratulations to all of the winners of The Drawdown Awards 2023

Equipped appoints commercial director

James Ferguson joins from fintech Genesis Global Technology

Colmore launches Term Intelligence

Features include benchmarking, cost projection and ILPA compliance services for LPs, GPs and service providers, aiming to improve the LPA process

IQ-EQ partners with Novata

The partnership aims to incorporate Novata’s ESG data solution into IQ-EQ’s existing services

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

Gottschalg Analytics powers up

Company aims to provide performance intelligence services via proprietary algorithms

Deep dive on Alpha’s fund finance solution

Following the recent announcement of Alpha Group’s new fund finance solution, we sit down with Sam Marsh, MD institutional, and Adam Heaysman, who is heading up the new offering, to find out more

Accelex launches portfolio analytics platform

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

SFDR comPAIrisons

Clarity AI analysed differences in performance and strategies of 27,000 Article 6, 8 and 9 funds

Profile: Matt Harrison, Stanley Capital

The firm's CFO discusses the way technology helps influence investment decisions and how his firm uses AI to drive portfolio company growth

Retail investors increasing PE allocations

Study finds net 11% of retail allocators in Europe have increased PE client exposure during the last year