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Industry alliance calls on PE to support climate change objectives

Consortium requests GPs align their investments with 1.5c pathway and address climate change across all business activities

Investing in new tech is major challenge for GPs

According to a new report from Aztec, 83% of alternative investors are struggling with bringing new technologies into their firms

Valuations decrease predicted for Q4

Macroeconomic instability causes valuation concerns for GPs and LPs as Q4 year-end reporting approaches

73 Strings partners with Alvarez & Marsal

Partnership will see 73 Strings provide portfolio monitoring and valuation solutions to mutual clients

Juniper Square launches fund administrator alliance programme

Programme aims to modernise fund administration and expand access to tech

GP policies under increasing LP scrutiny, says EY

Higher levels of LP scrutiny are arising over risk management, talent retention schemes and ESG policy development across GP firms, according to an EY survey

Novata launches ESG benchmarking capabilities

The tool should allow GPs to compare their ESG data against industry averages

Holland Mountain acquires PE Stack

Acquisition will see PE Stack’s market intelligence and team integrated into Holland Mountain

LemonEdge partners with GFT

Partnership aims to assist private capital firms with their transition to the cloud

PE’s DEI strategies fall short

Initiatives need to be a core business objective and not a HR function, says Jensen Partners

SS&C updates Geneva

The company has updated its portfolio management solution to address flexibility for performance fees, carried interest and investor transfers

ESG Enterprise launches digital sustainability solution

The ESG-as-a-service API library aims to help firms move towards their sustainability goals

Consortium of credit managers launches ESG disclosure template

The launch comes several months after companies and investors endorsed a statement calling for ESG standardisation

GenTwo partners with Apex’s EDB

The partnership aims to facilitate banking services for institutional investors


The Qualifying Asset Holding Company regime is set to close the gap between the UK and other fund domiciles

CSC finalises Intertrust acquisition

CSC first bid for Intertrust in December 2021

Ireland makes tax changes

The Finance Bill 2022 introduces amendments around reporting, VAT treatment and enforcement for alternative asset managers

Ontra acquires Captain

Acquisition will see Ontra build on its digital fund lifecycle management solution

Novata partners with Bridge House

Partnership will see Novata’s ESG data solution combined with Bridge House’s advisory services

MJ Hudson expands ESG & Sustainability business to Spain

The company has incorporated a Spanish ESG consulting firm in its development overseas

IDR launches MLRO offering

The money laundering reporting service covers several fund jurisdictions, including Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Guernsey, Jersey and the UK

Diversity becomes key metric in fundraising

LPs are increasingly factoring DEI into their capital allocations, says McKinsey

ACA Group expands managed services offering

The company has combined its advisory practice with a regulatory technology tool

Highvern expands to Cayman Islands

Highvern’s acquisition of Genesis provides an opportunity for further expansion overseas

Broadridge launches SFDR reporting solution

The end-to-end tool aims at supporting asset managers with SFDR-required disclosures

High tide for legal costs

Increased complexity and regulatory risks see legal spending to further rise in 2023, according to Apperio

New talent requires new strategies

GPs are fundamentally changing their human resources strategies as they enter new talent pools, said a joint report from EY and Columbia Business School

IPEV board opens consultation

GP feedback requested on the association’s latest draft amendments to valuation guidelines

FCA takes stance on greenwashing

Our in-depth analysis of the regulator’s consultation paper unveils increasing complexity of fund categorisation and disclosures coming to private equity

Workato partners with Lionpoint

The partnership aims to improve operational processes with latest technological advancements

ESG highest regulatory concern

KPMG’s ‘Regulatory Barometer’ has identified the maintenance of financial resilience and regulation of digital finance as second biggest concerns

LPs and GPs clash over GP-led secondaries’ priorities

Capstone Partners survey found that nearly half of both GPs and LPs see GP-led secondaries as “one of the main” exit options

Link Fund and EFA expand partnership

EFA to provide middle office services for asset managers

Kroll expands Duff & Phelps Opinions team in London

Their primary focus will be fairness opinions for GP-led secondaries

Ebury opens Luxembourg branch

The office will support corporate services providers and alternative investment managers with cross-border payments

Centaur expands to Philippines

SVP Francois Myburgh, SVP Raymond Esquivel and VP Apple Sebastian head up the new office in Manila

Apex partners with eFront

Partnership aims to create ESG benchmarking metrics for the private markets

CFE acquires RiverRock

The acquisition sees CFE expand its offering in Europe

Caceis to acquire RBC’s asset servicing arm

The deal is expected to complete by the end of Q3 2023

ESG, diversity key predictors of fundraising success

ESG and diversity could be key predictors of successful staff retention and future fundraising, according to Investec’s 2022 GP Trends report.

Alter Domus expands to Italy

Christian Iuliano has been appointed country executive, to head up the new office in Milan

Titanbay and Mercer expand collaboration

Titanbay can access Mercer’s research on managers; platform users should be able to obtain Mercer’s fund ratings and investment summaries

Chronograph secures series X funding

New funding round for private markets technology company led by Summit Partners

TrustQuay launches fund administration platform

The cloud-based end-to-end tool aimed at supporting alternative fund services providers

Alkymi secures $21m

The fresh capital will be deployed to hire talent in product development and go-to-market

Singulier launches Holis

New data analytics platform to support decision making and portfolio management

Hamilton Lane to offer tokenization

Partnership with Securitize will digitally expand investor access to its funds via new tokenized feeder funds

Multiple sides of the ESG definition

With ESG definitions varying, the meaning of ‘sustainable’ investing is still unclear

Invest Europe releases new ESG reporting guidelines

New guidelines aim to be user friendly and include a voluntary reporting template

Carry forfeiture following for-cause removal on the wane, says MJ Hudson

Swing towards a majority of funds now specifying a haircut rather than full forfeiture highlights the shifting balance of power between GPs and LPs, according to MJ Hudson's research.

Aztec launches streamlined onboarding solution

Aztec Verify automates the due diligence process while ensuring regulatory compliance

Allvue partners with IQ-EQ

Partnership sees the integration of the both providers’ front- and back office offerings, with a focus on private debt funds

ESG demands more than talent

To meet ESG initiatives, both LPs and GPs must find the right combination of tech and talent

MJ Hudson partners with SLIB

The partnership aims to improve governance and transparency around risk exposures

Intapp partners with Equilar

Partnership aims to provide access to corporate leadership data

US managers look at Jersey for structured finance

Jersey Finance estimates more than 110 securitization structures were registered during the first half of 2022

Apex launches impact investing solution

The tool should enable investors and companies to demonstrate measurable positive impacts

ACA acquires Ethos ESG

The acquisition sees ACA expand its advisory business with tech-based analytics

Tenzing backs Altum

The deal for the fund administration business is the sixth from Tenzing’s £400m Fund II

Canoe expands offering to GPs

Previously, the automation tool for document and data management was aimed at LPs