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With the Consumer Duty expected to come into effect on 31 July 2023, the responsibility to comply will apply to the entire supply chain, including fund managers

Colmore launches HELIOS update

Features include individual investment analytics, increased customisation and performance benchmarking

Citco partners with Fenergo

Citco to integrate Fenergo’s client lifecycle management platform

The Profile: Marc Seitz, AlphaQ Venture Capital

The CTO shares lessons learned when moving from founding companies to funding them

Valutico closes first financing round

The valuations platform has secured investment from outside investors, including PUSH Ventures, aws Gründerfonds and Erste Group

Travers Smith names Cawood as PE head

The appointment follows several departures from the law firm as US-led groups build their European practices

Crestbridge appoints senior risk and compliance officer

Marie Morris joins from Butterfield Bank to assume the roles of director and money laundering compliance officer

Diligend secures series A and rebrands

Financing round led by Nasdaq Ventures; Diligend becomes Dasseti

Simpson Thacher appoints financial regulatory lawyer

Stephanie Biggs joins from Travers Smith to co-lead the firm’s European financial services and funds regulatory team

Aztec Group appoints CEO

Kathryn Purves to assume CEO role as Edward Moore, founder of Aztec Group, becomes chair of the group board

Core opens for business

The company offers a range of fund administration services for GPs based in Guernsey

Apex acquires Bank of America’s Irish fund depositary services

Acquisition should see Apex deepen its independent depositary services offering

5 minutes with… Oliver Freigang and Gregor Kreuzer, founders of qashqade

We spoke to the CEO and CPO of qashqade to discuss waterfall and carry calculations, and find out more about how the company is automating them

Tackling tokenization

As GP appetite for tokenization increases, concerns around liquidity, security and regulation need demystifying

Goodwin grows secondaries practice

Partner Jacqueline Eaves joins after four years at Kirkland & Ellis

Venn enhances portfolio analytics platform

The platform’s interpolation functionality uses a public market proxy to deliver an approximated daily return stream for the private market

Talos partners with Formidium

The partnership combines fund administration services with digital asset trading strategies

Macfarlanes expands private investment funds practice

Stephen Ross joins the firm after nine years as a partner at Sidley Austin

Abacus adds cybersecurity offering

Company has acquired boutique consulting firms Gotham Security and GoVanguard

Crosslake acquires Intechnica

Acquisition sees Crosslake expand its European presence

‘CFOs are embracing their role as strategic leaders’

Key takeaways from EY’s 10th annual Global Private Equity Survey

IDR launches next-generation fund subscription

The service aims to provide a smooth fund subscription service that easily connects GPs and LPs

Apex acquires Luxembourg’s ALFI Partners

The acquisition aims to deliver a cross-border fund-distribution solution

Pinsent Masons acquires Morgan Green Advisory

Law firm expands its ESG services by joining forces with sustainability finance consultancy

Addleshaw expands Paris PE team

DLA Piper’s Kropfinger to build out and lead tax department

KBRA reports relative resilience for 2023

Rating agency highlights stability in the private equity and credit sectors

CACEIS partners with Clarity AI

Partnership launches ESG platform for asset managers and institutional clients

Capital-raising punishment: Painful process

A sleek and streamlined onboarding process is vital to make sure hard-won commitments aren’t scared off

Apex acquires Pacific Fund Systems

Acquisition will see Apex act as single-source provider for new and existing PFS clients

Apperio secures $7m in funding

Fresh capital will be deployed to further develop the company’s corporate counsel product and support US expansion

Capital-raising punishment: Laborious letters

An increasingly complex regulatory environment and investor sophistication have resulted in longer side letters. With the rock to be pushed up the hill of compliance getting larger, how can GPs ensure it stays at the top?

Apex, Mosaic and Aon launch fund insurance product

Partnership aims to provide directors and officers insurance, factoring ESG credentials into the risk assessment

Highvern Ireland to offer fund administration services

The Central Bank of Ireland has granted the firm regulatory approval for fund administration services

Reed Smith expands private credit practice

Linn Mayhew joins from McGuireWoods as partner

RedeWire portal to tackle restrictive marketing rules

Built against a backdrop of complex marketing regulations and tough fundraising conditions, Rede’s new LP portal gathers new fund offerings in one place

Neutral horizons

Invesco’s 2023 Investment Outlook predicts a neutral valuations environment for the year ahead, despite tricky market conditions

Pinsent’s Bowen joins K&L to launch Dublin office

Gayle Bowen is joined by Shane Geraghty and Michelle Lloyd as founding partners

Caplight launches valuations platform

Tool aims to improve transparency in private secondary markets

MUFG IS appoints head of fund finance for APAC

Citi’s Fi Dinh joins the firm to lead its expanding offering in the region

RFA enhances cyber security services

The technology provider has incorporated external attack surface management and breach monitoring solutions to its cyber security offerings

Centerbridge appoints operations director for Europe

Russell Proffitt-Perchard was previously executive vice-president for real assets at Citco

5 minutes with… David Genn, CEO of Goji

We spoke to the CEO of Goji to find out how they are using digitisation to open up investor access to private equity funds

Canoe partners with SimCorp

Partnership aims to provide improved actionable data, intelligence and operational efficiencies

MJ Hudson appoints director in ESG and sustainability team

Mark Thompson joins MJ Hudson’s London office

Novata partners with Watershed

Partnership aims to assist with ESG disclosure and investor reporting

Vector launches fund accounting tool

The cloud-based platform will include an investor portal, along with portfolio monitoring and reporting capabilities

A piece of the pie

As the alternative assets sector becomes more attractive for DC pension schemes, fund managers are tasked with scaling up to accommodate liquidity management

IPEV publishes updated guidelines

The latest version includes updates reflecting the impact of distressed market conditions

Euroclear acquires Goji

The acquisition allows Euroclear to enter the private markets through digitisation

Malk partners with Integrum ESG

Partnership should combine advisory and data solutions for portfolio company ESG management

Third Bridge launches value chain solution

In-platform feature aims to speed up investment research by visualising an entity’s commercial structure

Apex expands in the Nordics

Formerly at Nordic Trustee, Felix Edgren will head up the company’s offering

CSRD implementation removes GP hurdle

The CSRD has been officially adopted as EU legislation, removing a GP operational burden

Cascata launches waterfall tool

The tool should allow fund administrators to share their waterfall/carry calculations with clients and auditors more easily

IQ-EQ acquires Laven Compliance

Acquisition sees IQ-EQ expand its regulatory compliance services

Goji partners with Apex

The partnership aims to streamline onboarding, KYC & AML and digital subscriptions

Allvue partners with Exos

Partnership launches a tool for evaluating loan portfolios to assist with identifying and executing trades

SS&C acquires CFO Fund Services

Acquisition will see SS&C expand its venture capital and family office services

Accelex partners with qashqade

Partnership aims to streamline data and valuation workflows

Comment: Known or knowable? It depends

Nic Müller, CEO of Avega Capital Management, looks at a recent clarification to the IPEV guidelines, and hopes greater harmonisation is coming