Profile

Profile: Sally Beh, ACE & Company

Shares some key management tips she has adopted after 11 years at the firm

5 minutes with… Matias Collan, CEO and managing director of ACE Alternatives

The founder of the German-based tech-focused fund admin business discusses the firm’s approach to addressing industry pain points

5 minutes with… Kate Pljaskovova, founder of Fair HQ

The digital D&I tool aims to assist GPs to develop in-house and portfolio company HR strategies through scientific research and industry benchmarks

Profile: Miguel Gutiérrez, Portobello Capital

The deputy COO discusses working life at the Spanish GP, from adopting new technologies to overseeing the Luxembourg office

Profile: Philippe Renauld, Sienna Investment Managers

The CFO and COO shares his passion for operational excellence, highlights the importance of an LP-centric culture and talks ‘democratisation’ of private markets

What the AI?!... Ropes & Gray

Partner Rohan Massey and counsel Edward Machin at Ropes & Gray discuss how AI regulation might develop, along with key legal considerations for fund managers contemplating the technology’s adoption

Profile: Jesper Frydensberg Rasmussen, Axcel

The CFO discusses the importance of clearly defined roles and how CFOs can support their firm in uncharted economic environments

5 minutes with… Sander Andersen, founder of Finpeers

Swiss blockchain-enabled fundraising tool launches to connect HNWIs through its digital LP marketplace, aiming to increase access to private equity funds

Profile: John Mansvelt, Apheon

CFO and AIFM conducting officer tells the story of his transition from audit to PE, his key governance duties and shaping a new cultural identity

5 minutes with… Jan-Moritz Hohn, Leverest

The CEO and founder strolls with us across the company’s digital marketplace for lenders, and discusses due diligence processes and the impact of Basel III

5 minutes with… Stephanie Miller, CEO of Hazeltree

The Drawdown sits down with the new CEO of treasury and liquidity management services company Hazeltree to discuss its next strategic phase

What the AI?!... Sure Valley Ventures

CTO John Frizelle talks GPT plugins, prompt engineering, educating employees on new technology and much more

Profile: Martim Avillez, Limerston Capital

The COO and founding partner discusses setting up the firm’s operations, combining them with his investment duties and navigating difficult times

Profile: Monica Magrassi, Clessidra Holding

Head of operations and CEO of the holding reflects on more than 20 years at the firm and her evolving managerial responsibilities

What the AI?!... Schroders Capital

Head of global venture investments Steven Yang delves into the machine learning toolset that the firm’s data team has developed during the last decade

Profile: Gerwin Theiler, capiton AG

The CFO and partner reflects on how the industry has changed and talks shop about continuation vehicles and succession planning

What the AI?!... Sagard

Scott Wu, CTO at Sagard, reveals how the creation of Canopy has helped to evolve the firm’s deal-sourcing processes

5 minutes with… Henning Swabey, head of growth at fundcraft

The head of growth for the digital infrastructure provider on his firm’s efforts to create a single source of truth for the funds industry

Profile: Begoña Aguilera Navajas, Sherpa Capital

The head of IR and ESG speaks to us about her dual role and how ESG has developed during the course of her career

What the AI?!... PAI Partners

Marc Boullier, managing director and lead for IT and digital transformation, talks all things Alfred, the firm's own LLM-powered assistant

Profile: Melanie Wiese, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

The CFO and member of the board of management walks us through lessons learned in the course of her career and how her passion for a diverse and collaborative culture translates into practice

What the AI?!... Montagu

Partner Daniel Fischer believes there are AI opportunities to be developed in risk management workflows

Profile: Yacine Zarrouk, Ardian

Head of Ardian Abu Dhabi reveals to us the strategic aspects of setting up a regional office in the UAE

The Drawdown Award Winners: Flavie Jean and Maria Stasse

Flavie Jean and Maria Stasse, co-heads of HR at Ardian, were named HR & Talent Professional of the Year at The Drawdown Awards 2023

The Drawdown Award Winners: John Eggleston

John Eggleston, partner and global CTO at Pantheon Ventures, was named Technology Professional of the Year at The Drawdown Awards 2023

5 min with… Marcus P. Höfer, base camp management consulting

In conversation with The Drawdown, the CEO explains what the firm’s philosophy of ‘being a sparring partner to the CFO office’ means in practice and talks about industry trends.

The Drawdown Awards winners: Graeme Ardus

Graeme Ardus, head of ESG at Triton Partners, was named ESG Professional of the Year at The Drawdown Awards 2023

Profile: Markus Gyssler, EMERAM Capital Partners

The managing partner and COO reflects on 10 years at the firm, walks through its succession programme and explains how he combines operational with investment duties

The Drawdown Awards winners: Matt Guy

Matt Guy, associate director at Federated Hermes Private Markets, was named Rising Star of the Year at The Drawdown Awards 2023

The Drawdown Awards winners: Debojit Mukherjee

Debojit Mukherjee of Agilitas Private Equity was named Chief Operating Officer of the Year at The Drawdown Awards 2023

The Drawdown Awards winners: Linnovate Partners

The Drawdown speaks to Henry Lin, CEO and founder of Linnovate Partners, winner in the Fund Administration: Technology & Innovation category at The Drawdown Awards 2023.

5 minutes with… Tim Andrews, IDR

Founder and CEO of the investor onboarding hub shares how its latest fund subscription service strengthens the platform

The Drawdown Awards winners: Kristy Trieste

Kristy Trieste, founding partner of Motive Partners, was named Chief Financial Officer of the Year at The Drawdown Awards 2023

The Drawdown Awards winners: Goji

The Drawdown speaks to David Genn, CEO of Goji

Profile: Tony Corbin, White Star Capital

The firm's CFO speaks about navigating across jurisdictions, while using Guernsey as an operational base

The Drawdown Awards winners: 73 Strings

The Drawdown speaks to Yann Magnan, CEO and co-founder of 73 Strings, winner in the Technology: Innovation category at The Drawdown Awards 2023

5 minutes with… Stephen Roseman, 1970 Group

We chat with the founder and CEO about how the company frees up firms’ balance sheets from insurance collateral and in doing so boosts liquidity for corporations

The Drawdown Awards winners: The Citco group of companies

The Drawdown speaks to Claudia Bertolino, head of private equity and private credit, Citco Fund Services

Profile: Martin Sjölund, Summa Equity

The partner and general counsel walks us through the beginnings of the firm’s legal function and its current management

Profile: Eva Lamalfa Gil, GED Capital

The firm's head of ESG and communication shares how her dual role is effective in generating meaningful KPIs and supporting portfolio companies

5 minutes with… Priya Iyer, CEO of Concertiv

We sat down with the CEO to discuss how a company originally conceived to cut travel costs for six investment banks has grown into a leading provider of outsourced procurement services for mid-market firms.

5 minutes with… Phil Westcott, co-founder and CEO of Filament Syfter

We sat down with the co-founder and CEO to learn how his company builds the beating heart of GPs’ investment strategy – their data infrastructure

Profile: Matt Harrison, Stanley Capital

The firm's CFO discusses the way technology helps influence investment decisions and how his firm uses AI to drive portfolio company growth

Profile: Mark Pleaner, Lightrock

The chief compliance officer believes a dedicated compliance function is a vital catalyst across operations, deal-doing and culture

TECHWORK 23: Philippe Laval, Jolt Capital

Philippe is the engineer behind the firm's deal-sourcing software 'Ninja'

TECHWORK 23: Kiril Valev and Phil Knaup, EMH Partners

Kiril and Phil have introduced a cloud platform and are building a data platform

TECHWORK 23: Dan Costa, ICG

Dan is implementing digitalisation and automation across the firm's departments

TECHWORK 23: Christian Schumer, ICG

Christian led a review of the firm's corporate and business services function and is implementing the results

TECHWORK 23: Robert Sciaraffo, The Riverside Company

Robert is looking to centralise the firm's data and reporting

TECHWORK 23: Lucas Root, Innova

Focuses on scaling the team and company, implementing foundational processes and tools

TECHWORK 23: Simon Munday, Bregal Investments

Simon is passionate about data visualisation

TECHWORK 23: Stewart White, Big Society Capital

White manages IT projects and infrastructure, and new technologies

TECHWORK 23: Gilad Amir, Pollen Street Capital

Amir and his team are hoping to use data analytics to improve operational efficiency

TECHWORK 23: Matt Guy, Hermes GPE

Guy is currently implementing a private markets data platform and a calculation engine

TECHWORK 23: Niall O’Toole, InfraRed Capital Partners

O'Toole has worked on the implementation of the firm's ERP system

TECHWORK 23: Simon Bowley, 17Capital

A key achievement of his is helping to move the business away from reliance on Excel

TECHWORK 23: Tricia Mackechnie, HarbourVest

Mackechnie developed the firm's technology strategy and implementation roadmap

TECHWORK 23: A Gabriel Durai, Actis

Gabriel has 28 years of experience in the IT industry

TECHWORK 23: Griff Norville, Hamilton Lane

Norville elaborates on his transition from consulting to data roles

5 minutes with… Tim Flannery, co-founder and CEO of Passthrough

The Drawdown spoke to the CEO and co-founder to discuss automating subscription documentation and differentiators in a high-tech world