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Apex launches tool for ESG regs

Invest Check is a tool to help financial services firms collect data to report and comply with upcoming ESG rules

Citco opens Abu Dhabi HQ

The firm has also partnered with ADGM to create a sustainable, fully-integrated ecosystem for the investment management industry

Crestbridge makes three Jersey appointments

Alex Di Santo is group head of PE, Michael Johnson is now group head of institutional services, while Tim Ridgway Is a director in the governance services team

Goodwin hires Kayser as partner in Frankfurt

Joachim Kayser joins from Dechert in Frankfurt where he was a partner

Alter Domus buys Strata Fund Solutions

Strata provides fund administration services to US private equity and venture capital funds

In-house legal responsible for external costs

A new survey conducted by Apperio found that 62% of PE in-house lawyers are accountable for selecting their preferred law firm partners

Backstop’s Watson joins Mainspring

Norman Watson, previously head of EMEA account management at Backstop Solutions, has joined fund administrator Mainspring

Northern Trust’s Sharma joins MJ Hudson

Arti Sharma has joined the firm as managing director of MJ Hudson Amaces

The ESG tech wave

From static and infrequent DDQs to real-time, performance linked, fully integrated improvements; ESG is fast-becoming a tech play

LPs want better ESG reporting

LPs are seeking more granular detail when it comes to ESG reporting, according to Intertrust Group

Imperium Funds appoints client services director

Andy Hatton joins Barry McClay, Gary Mauger and Charlotte Parr as part of the senior management team

IQ-EQ acquires Constellation

The deal brings IQ-EQ's US headcount to 320 people

Debevoise promotes Amos

Amos joined the law firm in 2010 and was initially based in New York

Link Group purchases Casa4Funds

Casa4Funds has been backed by Banor Capital since 2014

Alter Domus buys IPS Fund Services

Boston-based IPS has $9bn of PE and VC assets under administration

Apex acquires GFin

As part of the deal, GFin’s 130 staff will join Apex and the firm’s management team will maintain leadership roles within Apex Mauritius and globally

MJ Hudson buys PERACS

PERACS serves institutional investors and alternative asset fund managers

Transforming pain points into technology future-proofing

A recent webinar discussion explored important lessons learned during the pandemic as to how operations can be more efficient and effective as we enter a hybrid model of working

WATCH: Perfect match: finding the ideal fund finance solution

Mohith Sondhi of OakNorth Bank and Emilio Di Spiezio Sardo of Bluegem Capital Partners discuss a how a recent subscription line facility was put in place

The conversation: Trends in 2021 and beyond

InCloudCounsel founder and CEO Troy Pospisil examines patterns established in 2020 and how they will impact the next few years in private capital markets

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on the future

Troy Pospisil explores how the regulatory landscape for private capital funds is evolving, how investor demands are changing and how InCloudCounsel’s offerings aim to support these developments

Former SS&C ALPs execs launch TrustServe

The new fund administrator aims to challenge the sector by taking advantage of new technology.

Crestbridge acquires Ovation

New Jersey-based Ovation was founded four years ago

Class of 2020

A cross-section of industry practitioners share their greatest lessons of this year

2020 in review: Full speed digital transformation

A look back at private equity firms and their digital transformations in 2020

Alter Domus promotes Houghton to COO

Houghton will oversee the firm’s operations across all products and services as it continues to expand across the US and EMEA

2020 in review: Fund finance goes mainstream

A look back at fund finance and all its various iterations throughout 2020

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on document abstraction

Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about what it is, how it works and how it supports private equity legal teams, as well as the wider organization.

2020 in review: Regulatory complexity

A look back at the regulatory transformation around the AIFMD in the private equity market in 2020

Sanne acquires PEA

PEA specialises in boutique fund admin and depositary services to alternative fund structures

NAVs won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022

80% of Duff & Phelps survey respondents believe up to 30% of private market investments won’t recover their pre-pandemic values until 2022 or beyond

Harmonate partners with JTC

The partnership enables faster, accurate extraction of financial data for institutional fund and private wealth clients

Finch Capital backs ScalingFunds

The fresh capital will be used to build out the institutional business development team

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on private equity roots

In the first instalment of our mini podcast series, Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about the company’s origins: what drove him to set up the firm and how it has developed over the past seven years.

Aztec names CFO

Katie Thorpe will lead the finance, compliance, legal and risk teams, as well as help the firm to enhance its client experience as it grows

Lamping launches Reframe

The new advisor aims to help managers 'set a clear strategic direction and grow their business, from whatever position they’re currently in'

Vauban raises £1.6m seed funding

Backers include Pi Labs, Kima Ventures, Westloop Ventures, Argonautic Ventures and UFP Fintech.

Throgmorton launches CFO & COO Solutions

Throgmorton has launched an outsourced service for the CFO and COO function.

5 minutes with…Doug Cruikshank, Head of Fund Financing and Hark Capital at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Hark Capital’s Cruikshank discusses the evolution of the NAV facilities market, and why it’s more important now than ever

Sanne promotes Toorawa to Mauritius country head

She takes over from Peter Nagle, who has held the position since 2018

Vistra’s Langelaar joins Aztec

He has also been appointed managing director of the firm’s Netherlands office

Technology… and how it’s shaping the operating models of tomorrow

The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation, but there are major challenges still to face

Three Hills’ Moretti launches Atypical Partner

The platform aims to support and connect financial entrepreneurs with investors, while providing infrastructure for their strategies and allowing them to retain control of their brand

5 minutes with.. Rémy Astié, founder & CEO of Vauban

The Drawdown caught up with Vauban’s founder and CEO Rémy Astié to find out how the platform came about and why SPV account solutions are so important

LemonTree partners with SteelBridge

The partnership aims to private capital funds with an alternative to 'off the shelf' vendors for applications, data warehouses and waterfalls

Alter Domus opens Cayman office

The firm has appointed David Boyd as Cayman country executive

WATCH: The productivity puzzle: maintaining motivation and collaboration

Watch our recent webinar, exploring where private equity needs to go next when it comes to their technology infrastructure

Apex secures preferred equity from Carlyle

Apex plans to use the capital to support its growth and acquisition activities

Apex partners with RepRisk

The partnership enables Apex’s clients to access RepRisk analytics reports and case data on private companies via Apex’s ESG rating and advisory portal

4Pines selects Allvue

Allvue’s cloud-based platform enables 4Pines clients to streamline and manage their fund accounting

SMBC invests $30m in OakNorth

In addition to the investment, OakNorth has partnered with SMBC to launch its credit intelligence software

No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

CGT looks set to increase

The OTS report recommends the government should consider "taxing more of the share-based rewards arising from employment... at income rates"

Travers Smith elects Reed as managing partner

He succeeds David Patient, who has held the position since January 2015

Ropes & Gray promotes Raghavan to counsel

Raghavan works across the investment funds practice, having advised established and emerging managers of private funds

ACA Aponix launches PortCo cybersecurity platform

PortCo Defend helps PE houses to assess and centrally monitor security threats to their portfolio companies

Industry to continue working remotely

FIS's latest report found 52% of employees will not be required to return to the office as soon as it's safe in the countries they work in

VP Fund Solutions names new CEO

Torsten Ries takes over from Eduard von Kymmel, who is stepping down from the role at the end of 2020

Crestbridge names head of AML

Lee Sabiston is responsible for the development and promotion of Crestbridge’s AML strategy and framework

Find & Seek: follow-on funding

CFOs seeking follow-on funding in order to preserve value have multiple options, but which is the winning strategy?