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State of substance

How are GPs giving their firms the necessary mass to operate in Luxembourg?

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

Answering the right questions

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

Gottschalg Analytics powers up

Company aims to provide performance intelligence services via proprietary algorithms

Bridges promotes seven

Asa David and Nazli Kayalp have been promoted to fund director and fund manager, respectively, and Iveta Grazule is promoted to legal associate

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

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

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

Robin AI launches Copilot

Legal chatbot aims to automate legal contract drafting

Suntera acquires Carey

Acquisition is a bid to broaden Suntera’s services offering and bolster the company’s fund admin capabilities

EQT opens up PE to individual investors

The launch of semi-liquid portfolio EQT Nexus makes PE funds available to individual investors

NAV financing: volumes increase but total value falls

New figures reveal an uptick in the number of NAV transactions for 2022, however the total value of deals dropped by 12.5% on the previous year

Alpha Group launches fund finance arm

The division will be led by Adam Heaysman, who joins Alpha from Raiffeisen Bank

More than half of GPs anticipate increase in tech budget

New survey findings reveal that 51% of emerging GPs expect larger IT spends during the coming year

Indos Financial appoints CEO

Abi Holland is promoted to CEO from head of client relationship management

Help your LP help you

As regulatory and economic perspectives on capital allocation diverge, LPs’ expectations towards their GPs are changing

TMF Group partners with Holland Mountain’s ATLAS

TMF’s fund services practice will integrate the data platform to enhance client reporting offering

A&M’s Taxand team makes senior hire

Rhys Owen joins Alvarez & Marsal’s fund taxation practice from EY

Intapp acquires Paragon Data Labs

The platform aims to accelerate compliance disclosure workflows

Hamilton Lane tokenises evergreen senior credit fund

Feeder fund is available on Securitize platform via Polygon blockchain

Chronograph adds two to board

Ben Harrison of DealCloud and Intapp aims to help accelerate growth

Jersey widens AML/CFT scope

Jersey private entities with a local administrator no longer exempt from regime

Canoe opens London office

Firm aims to complement its US offerings with the new office

Pitchbook incorporates LCD research

The integration will allow platform users to access analysis on leveraged loans, bonds, CLOs and private credit

Up close and personal

FCA and HM Treasury take a deep dive into the effectiveness of SMCR so far; we explore what’s included in the consultation papers and what might be up for reform

Growing pains

The fund administration sector is in a state of flux as it journeys towards professionalisation. Key challenges around consolidation, integration, talent and tech all need to be addressed to find a level of sustainability

Goji appoints operations director

Clémence Chorlay joins from fintech platform Moonfare

AiFlow secures seed round investment

AI platform aims to reduce the need for analysts in competitor market research

Fenergo hires three

Conor Clinch joins the firm as CFO

Valutico launches ESG valuation platform

ValutECO aims to integrate ESG considerations into the valuation process

No (private) client left behind

Fuel Venture Capital aims to make VC accessible to private clients with its new fund structure

Not on the guestlist

A connection to public entities could see the EU's new Foreign Subsidies Regulation crash the dealmaking party

Is retailisation a misnomer?

Many hurdles remain around expanding private funds to the retail investor. We unpicked the main concerns raised by GPs and what the current definition of ‘retailisation’ actually means

Dasseti launches RFP platform

Dasseti Engage automates RFP and DDQ processes through natural language processing and AI

Comment: Welcome to the altverse

Rafay, Farooqui, founder and CEO of +SUBSCRIBE, outlines the need for a novel private markets' digital tech stack to replace fragmented, manual and paper-based workflows of the past

Coller completes GP-stake sale

Hunter Point Capital has acquired a minority stake in the secondaries house

TECHWORK 23: Dan Costa, ICG

Dan is implementing digitalisation and automation across the firm's departments

TECHWORK 23: Lucas Root, Innova

Focuses on scaling the team and company, implementing foundational processes and tools

TECHWORK 23: Stewart White, Big Society Capital

White manages IT projects and infrastructure, and new technologies

The cost of continuation

GP-leds’ popularity is resulting in lower management fees and carry while secondaries investors require sponsors to increase their commitments

Chronograph hires four

Appointments include Abbas Khan as product owner for data extraction and Daniel Gruppo as client development manager

TECHWORK 23: Gilad Amir, Pollen Street Capital

Amir and his team are hoping to use data analytics to improve operational efficiency

TECHWORK 23: Matt Guy, Hermes GPE

Guy is currently implementing a private markets data platform and a calculation engine

TMF acquires Goodbody

Company aims to deepen its footprint in Ireland

Goodwin teams up with Passthrough

Partnership aims to improve investor onboarding process

Canoe hires five

The appointments include VP of data strategy, VP of enterprise architecture & scalability, and VP of finance

TECHWORK 23: Niall O’Toole, InfraRed Capital Partners

O'Toole has worked on the implementation of the firm's ERP system

TECHWORK 23: Simon Bowley, 17Capital

A key achievement of his is helping to move the business away from reliance on Excel

TECHWORK 23: Tricia Mackechnie, HarbourVest

Mackechnie developed the firm's technology strategy and implementation roadmap

TECHWORK 23: A Gabriel Durai, Actis

Gabriel has 28 years of experience in the IT industry

Lloyds Bank appoints head of financial sponsors syndicate

William A. Lamain joins from Raiffeisen Bank

ESMA publishes product governance guidelines

The requirements are akin to the FCA’s Consumer Duty but are not legally binding

TECHWORK 23: Griff Norville, Hamilton Lane

Norville elaborates on his transition from consulting to data roles

Climate vs competition: A balancing act

In relatively new territory, GPs must juggle climate-based agreements with competition law risks

5 minutes with… Tim Flannery, co-founder and CEO of Passthrough

The Drawdown spoke to the CEO and co-founder to discuss automating subscription documentation and differentiators in a high-tech world