Filament Syfter and SourceScrub team up

Partnership aims to support firms in data-driven decision making

FCA and PRA propose D&I reporting measures

The consultation papers aim to introduce frameworks to measure D&I objectives

ERM and Greenomy join forces

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

EU to sharpen ban on greenwashing

Predominantly aimed at consumers, some rules of new directive could target funds’ marketing communications

Lionpoint launches treasury practice

Former head of operations at KKR Danny Olds will lead the practice

Macfarlanes adopts AI

Law firm has partnered with HarveyAI, a generative AI tool designed for legal work

Delio launches Vault functionality

Company aims to enable private distribution networks and dealflow syndication

Investment Association calls for EU reforms

Trade body highlights sustainability, new technologies and greater alignment on regulatory issues as areas of concern

FE fundinfo acquires Adjuto

Company aims to enhance its fee and distribution channel management services

BlackRock joins Allfunds’ Private Partners programme

Firm aims to broaden access to its private markets offering for wealth management clients

Ontra expands legal operating platform

Ontra Atlas is an automated entity management solution

Socium Fund Services launches loan agency and administration services

The Suntera Global-owned fund administrator extends its product offering to private credit firms

Amicorp launches ESG reporting and rating service

The new service includes audited ESG reports, analysis, business planning and policy implementation

Paloma Capital signs fund finance facility with OakNorth

The PE real estate investor has secured a £45m revolving credit facility

Inflexion puts boots on the ground in the Nordics

Inflexion has opened an office in Stockholm, its first in the Nordics region

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG acquires Elf Capital

The German asset manager will also co-invest up to €100m into Elf Capital’s funds

Arup and Re:Co launch digital sustainability services

Partnership aims to link sustainability outcomes with value creation and support decision making

European Commission opens SFDR consultation

Regulator aims to address shortcomings of legal certainty, usability and potential to counter greenwashing

Ambienta formalises science-based targets

The firm aims to measure its internal percentage of emission reduction and percentage of invested capital with validated targets

A&M moves to Vienna

Firm has hired ex-AxFina CEO Bernhard Engel to lead Austrian office

GPs find brand perception key reason for ESG reporting

A survey conducted by Oliver Wyman and Novata highlights challenges for measuring ESG financial impact

Hawksford acquires Singapore-based consultancy

The acquisition of Healy Consultants expands the service provider’s presence in Singapore and enables an entrance into the Middle East

Altum Group granted UCI extension

The extension to the Undertaking for Collective Investment allows the company to offer its services to all alternative investment funds

Gen II launches strategic and digital solutions group

Robert Caporale has been appointed as group president

Alpha acquires Cobase

FX solutions provider set to acquire 85% of the multibank connectivity platform, subject to approval from the Netherlands’ central bank

Tikehau invests in Anthesis

Tikehau shares ownership of the ESG consultancy with Carlyle, Palatine and Anthesis employee shareholders

Atfinity partners with Scrive

Partnership aims to improve digital onboarding and client lifecycle processes

Vector updates fund accounting tool

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

Citco’s platform available to private credit funds

Company opens up its Collaboration Platform to private credit and real assets

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

Altvia continues partnership with Passthrough

Companies launch tool that integrates a CRM with an LP onboarding solution

Cardano partners with DiligenceVault

Risk and sustainability advisory firm to integrate digital diligence platform for automated ODD services

Accelex and Finarch partner up on operational efficiency

Partnership aims to assist firms with processes around portfolio monitoring, performance analytics, compliance management and data integration

Apex establishes presence in Korea

Non-executive director Simon Hurst will advise on the office launch

Apex subsumes Guernsey-based ManCo

This latest acquisition by Apex Group expands its Guernsey operations

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

EFAMA calls for more transparency in ESG ratings framework

The organisation says the European Commission must bring ESG data providers within the regulatory perimeter

Onboarding liquidity providers biggest FX operational challenge

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

Law firm Allectus launches

The practice has been founded by former Mishcon de Reya partner Angeli Arora

GLAS to acquire French trust business Pristine

Pristine’s fiducie and fund structuring and management services will be folded into the GLAS SAS business offering

Mirabaud Asset Management partners with Zebra Impact Ventures

The two asset managers will combine forces to target the climate technology sector

Gimme a break

Germany to exempt private equity funds from VAT as part of a broader finance reform package

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

MSCI expands partnership with Google

Companies to provide generative AI offering for portfolio and risk management, including climate risk

Clarity AI and SimCorp team up on sustainability

Partnership aims to allow clients to report on UN’s sustainable development goals through customised scores based on intended sustainability outcomes

Robin AI launches Obligation Management

Dashboard to allow legal teams to review, prioritise and action tasks related to contractual obligations

AlphaSense settles in Singapore

Company aims to better serve existing APAC client base and scale customer growth

BuildESG updates BuildRI software

In an expansion of functionality, lenders to gain visibility into GPs’ responsible investment and ESG processes

McGuireWoods ‘appoints’ AI legal assistant

Law firm to use Casetext’s CoCounsel to enhance quality and timeliness of legal services delivered

Private debt is LPs’ best race horse

Private equity maintains position as investors’ preferred asset class but private debt overwhelmingly outperformed expectations

GP Fund Solutions anchors in Ireland

Fund administrator is the latest non-European player to make a move into the bloc, following the news of Crestbridge and Altum in July

HPE Growth sells minority GP stake

Nieland Family Office’s involvement to provide fresh funds and address succession planning

TMF Group acquires Maltese tax adviser

The acquisition will expand TMF Group’s presence in southern Europe

SS&C acquires Iress’s managed fund admin business

Acquisition is a bid to enhance SS&C’s position as transfer agent by building out position in Australia

Securitize acquires Onramp Invest

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

PER opens New York office

Oliver Noye has been appointed as head of the division

Petra Funds joins forces with Novata

Partnership aims to support with collection, analysis and reporting of ESG data

Bipsync teams up with Lionpoint

Partnership aims to support mutual clients with their digital transformation process

TMF acquires FIDD

The fund administrator consolidation will expand TMF’s presence in Latin America