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5 minutes with… Clémént Aglietta, CEO of Edda

We spoke to the CEO and co-founder of Edda to find out how the all-in-one venture capital software platform came about

Profile: Phillipe Laval, Jolt Capital

The deep tech investor’s CTO dives into software, data and the intricacies of his role

Preferred, professional, pragmatic

Pierre Weimerskirch, regional head, Luxembourg at Apex Group, discusses the emergent opportunities facing Europe’s largest centre for domiciled funds

Profile: Bettina Denis, Revaia

The head of sustainability is passionate about ESG being a symbiotic effort of a GP and its portfolio companies

Profile: Nigel Diesveld, HPE Growth

The CFO talks compliance and highlights the growing importance of a dedicated chief risk officer

Profile: Sarah Shackleton, Seraphim Space

The COO explains her move from a frontier investor to the final frontier

5 minutes with… Sita Kolossa, CEO of Nordbridge

We caught up with CEO and founder of Nordbridge, Sita Kolossa, to find out her drivers for establishing the executive search firm and her take on the evolution of PE recruitment over the past decade

Profile: Kerrie Chung, Welkin Capital Management

The finance director discusses the firm’s setup when she joined, differences between fund administration for Cayman funds and local RMB funds, as well as Welkin’s tech stack

Profile: Kenta Shima, J-STAR

The head of operations & IR discusses the Japanese private equity market, challenges within his role, J-STAR’s tech stack and setting up the firm’s latest fund

Legal lowdown: Michael Halford, Goodwin

The partner, co-chair of global private investment funds discusses recent client challenges, thoughts on the FCA’s new AR rules and what he makes of PE’s reputation

TDA 2022: CFO of the Year: Rebecca Noyes, Alderwood

We explore the Noyes' rapid development, including her focus and impact which the judges described as beyond that of a traditional CFO

TDA 2022: COO of the Year: Steven Whitaker, Equistone

We explore the operational improvements Whitaker made that enhanced the overall capabilities of the firm

TDA 2022 Rising Star: Emad Shahin, 17Capital

We explore what set Shahin above his peers for this category

TDA 2022 Legal & Compliance Professional of the Year: Martin Sjölund, Summa Equity

Sjölund details the improvements he made within Summa's legal function, which led to cost savings and a decrease in the risk of errors

TDA 2022: Technology Professional of the Year: Christopher Conradi, FSN Capital

Conradi explains what enabled him to achieve a number of goals in 2021, which led the judges to describe him as difficult to rival in PE

TDA 2022: HR & Talent Professional of the Year: Mandi Akali, Capital Dynamics

Akali discusses her proudest achievements and increased push on D&I which impressed the judges

TDA 2022: ESG Professional of the Year: Robert Sroka, Abris Capital Partners

Sroka expresses his passion for ESG, and why he always tries to go the extra mile - a quality which won the judges' vote

TDA 2022 Recruitment: Finance & Operations winner: PER

Dean Terry (head of HR & legal) and Harry Gwynne (head of finance & tax) at PER reflect on the firm's impressive 428 placements in the last 18 months

TDA 2022 IT Provider: Managed Service provider winner: RFA

George Ralph, global managing director and CRO at RFA explains how actively understanding the industry rather than reacting to client issues sets it apart from its peers

TDA 2022 IT Provider: Cyber Security winner: Drawbridge

Drawbridge's founder and CEO Jason Elmer explains why the platform's private equity module was a game changer and considered extremely valuable

TDA 2022 Fund Finance: Provider winner: Investec

We explore the firm's mid-market focused full-service offering for private equity which sets it apart from its peers

TDA 2022 Fund Finance: Advisory winner: Haynes Boone

We explore how Emma Russell has propelled Haynes Boone’s offering to one of the most well-known and well-respected teams in the world

TDA 2022 Legal: Fund Formation winner: Travers Smith

Sam Kay, funds partner at Travers Smith describes what's enabled the firm to have such a deep understanding of the market

TDA 2022 Foreign Exchange Services winner: Alpha FX

The team describe the way in which every aspect of their business is dedicated to the needs of the alternative investment industry

TDA 2022 Technology: Innovation winner: Alkymi

Alkymi's CEO Harald Collet discusses why the product is a refreshing addition to the market

TDA 2022 Technology: Regulatory & Compliance winner: Ontra

Bridget Deiters, managing director at Ontra talks us through the firm's impressive growth and product launches throughout 2021

TDA 2022 Technology: End-To-End winner: Allvue

We take a look at why the judges' believed the platform is "a solid product that does everything"

TDA 2022 Technology: Portfolio Management / Risk Management winner: Hazeltree

The team explains why focusing solely on technologies that solve liquidity challenges set it apart from the competition

TDA 2022 Technology: CRM & Deal Origination winner: DealCloud by Intapp

Ben Harrison, president of financial services at DealCloud talks about the enhancements the team made to the platform in 2021, which impressed the judges

TDA 2022 Technology: Investor Relations winner: PEARonline

The team describe their strong foundation with GPs and LPs, which has enabled them to work on a new version of the platform as well as expands its sales and marketing resources

TDA 2022 Technology: ESG winner: Greenstone

Toby Robertson, head of InvestorPortal explains why being a specialist in the ESG space won the judges vote

TDA 2022 Technology: Accounting & Reporting winner: Atominvest

The team detail the breadth of their offering which won the judges over

TDA 2022 Technology: Data winner: Canoe Intelligence

Toby Bailey, VP of sales, EMEA at Canoe explains how its AI and ML technical framework enable the platform to stand out from the competition

TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy: Operations & Technology winner: Holland Mountain

The team describes how the consultancy seeks to build genuine partnerships with clients to support ongoing success

TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy: Legal, Compliance & Regulatory winner: ACA Group

Adam Palmer, partner, UK regulatory advisory at ACA Group discusses how the firm's seven new initiatives contributed to winning this award

TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy ESG winner: ITPEnergised

Katie Jeffery, associate at ITPEnergised discusses how the firm remains focused on building real value in a rapidly evolving ESG landscape

TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy: Tax winner: Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes' team explains how their cross-departmental collaboration sets them apart from their peers

TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy: Fundraising winner: Asante Capital Group

The placement agent's team explains how they support each and every project to ensure their clients are successful

TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy: Marketing & Communications winner: BackBay Communications

Bill Haynes, CEO of BackBay explains how the communications consultancy has been able to crack the private equity industry

TDA 2022 Fund Administration: Under $50bn (Total AUM) winner: Highvern

The team discuss its key differentiator and talent management, which impressed the judges

TDA 2022: Double win for Alter Domus

The firm won the Fund Administration: ManCo Services and Fund Administration: Over $50bn (Total AUM) awards

TDA 2022 Fund Administration: ESG winner: IQ-EQ

We explored IQ-EQ's ESG monitoring solutions which set the firm apart from its peers in this category

TDA 2022 Fund Administration: Technology & Innovation winner: The Citco Group of Companies

Jay Peller, head of Citco Fund services details what he describes as the "Citco Way", which enables the team to maintain strong, long-term client relationships

Profile: Laura Howes, Key Capital Partners

The finance & operations director discusses her move from origination to finance and ops, challenges in her new position, as well as her involvement with the firm’s tech stack

5 minutes with… Jeremy Katzeff, GoldenSource

“A lot of firms are still on the trajectory of being able to manage their data… Once they get past this point, it’s all about being able to use analytics to create various summaries using customisable drilldowns to produce readable, visually pleasing reports.”

Legal lowdown: Sam Kay, Travers Smith

Partner and head of investment funds discusses PE’s evolution since 1998, the importance of carry, along with the challenges of labelling funds in relation to SFDR and the Taxonomy Regulation

Profile: Bonnie Kraus, Crane Venture Partners

The COO discusses her career path to Crane, what PE could learn from VC as well as what’s in store for the firm in Q1 2023

5 minutes with… Karim Ali, daappa

“We can foresee that with retail investors increasingly wanting to access this asset type, there will be more and more regulations. So compliance is a major area for us.”

5 minutes with… Yann Magnan, 73 Strings

“There is currently so much capital flowing towards alternative investment funds, such as private equity and venture capital - and that’s great for the industry. However, that means there will inevitably be more and more investments to monitor, value and report on to LPs.”

Profile: Laurent Marvy, PAI Partners

The head of HR discusses the key differences of HR & talent across the globe, PAI’s HR set up and advice for firms wanting to maintain culture in a hybrid environment

Profile: Patrick Camenisch, Evoco Private Equity

The director of finance and operations discusses automating processes, fund administrator challenges, and why Evoco switched fund domicile from Jersey to Luxembourg

Legal lowdown: James Oussedik, Sidley Austin

To kick off our legal insights series, James Oussedik, investment funds partner at Sidley Austin discussed his thoughts on AIFMD II and fund domiciliation challenges

5 minutes with… DealsPlus

We caught up with founder Venkat Subramaniam to discuss how the platform is standardising deal closing and investment management processes

Profile: Susan Wilkins, Actis

The COO discusses her pathway from Actis portfolio company to the GP, taking over management of Abraaj funds and her role as a member of the inclusion & diversity committee

Profile: Razzak Akbar, Freshstream

The CFO discusses Freshstream’s spinout from Bregal, the ongoing relationship between the two firms and setting up the Dutch office

5 minutes with… +SUBSCRIBE

+SUBSCRIBE’s Rafay Farooqui talks us through the platform’s onboarding and subscription document processing capabilities

Techwork 2022: Juri Pervjakov, BaltCap

“With increasing workloads, we’ve had to consider the new role of the back office, how to streamline processes and automate workflows"

Techwork 2022: Peter Tucker, IK Partners

“Running an IT department for almost 200 users (and growing), requires all areas of the IT service to evolve with the business”

Techwork 2022: Lyndon Arnold, Triton Partners

“The ultimate objective is to use technology to improve manual processes and facilitate growth in every area, from capital raising through to investment activity”

Techwork 2022: Mark Gully, InvestIndustrial

"In addition to our digital transformation programme there are a number of innovative ideas being explored that, once they come to fruition, will make an impact across the PE industry. Watch this space!”