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What the AI?! Canoe Intelligence

Our new AI series kicks off by exploring the burning questions with Aman Soni, VP of data strategy at Canoe Intelligence

Accelex launches portfolio analytics platform

The platform aims to provide visibility and automated data analysis on portfolio funds, commitments and underlying assets

SFDR comPAIrisons

Clarity AI analysed differences in performance and strategies of 27,000 Article 6, 8 and 9 funds

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

Survey: How is your digital transformation progressing?

The digital transformation of private capital funds continues to gather pace – The Drawdown, in partnership with IQ-EQ, is once again taking the pulse of the private capital fund market's digital transformation

In the name of science: how to set your emissions targets

Questions are arising about the various methodologies used to create net-zero targets

Cority acquires Greenstone

Greenstone will form part of Cority’s sustainability cloud offering

Chronograph adds two to board

Ben Harrison of DealCloud and Intapp aims to help accelerate growth

The challengers

Charting the rise of the new fund admin kids on the block, looking to break the mould

Canoe opens London office

Firm aims to complement its US offerings with the new office

Pitchbook incorporates LCD research

The integration will allow platform users to access analysis on leveraged loans, bonds, CLOs and private credit

AiFlow secures seed round investment

AI platform aims to reduce the need for analysts in competitor market research

Valutico launches ESG valuation platform

ValutECO aims to integrate ESG considerations into the valuation process

Bloomberg partners with Burgiss

Partnership intended to provide custom reporting and increased comparability of funds

Comment: Welcome to the altverse

Rafay, Farooqui, founder and CEO of +SUBSCRIBE, outlines the need for a novel private markets' digital tech stack to replace fragmented, manual and paper-based workflows of the past

Comment: Empowering the middle office

Patrycja Dos Santos, middle office specialist at AssetMetrix, shares her thoughts on the need for a full middle office services platform and current trends towards tech-enabled solutions

TECHWORK 23: Philippe Laval, Jolt Capital

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

TECHWORK 23: Christian Schumer, ICG

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

Alkymi adopts GPT

The data services company’s Data Acceleration Platform is now powered by GPT

TECHWORK 23: Robert Sciaraffo, The Riverside Company

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

TECHWORK 23: Simon Munday, Bregal Investments

Simon is passionate about data visualisation

Chronograph hires four

Appointments include Abbas Khan as product owner for data extraction and Daniel Gruppo as client development manager

Atlas Metrics secures €5.2m

The funding aims to develop the ESG platform

GoldenSource launches investment book of record

The additional functionality was created in partnership with MAIA Technology

TMF Group acquires PartnersAdmin

Fund admin aims to expand presence in North America

The real retail deal?

We speak to Michel Degosciu, managing director and co-founder of LPX AG, to understand the index he has created, which enables everyday individuals to invest in private markets

Profile: Fabio Ranghino, Ambienta

Fabio Ranghino, head of sustainability, shares his thoughts on how financial value can be aligned with impact investing

Apex acquires Efficient Group

Apex aims to expand its footprint in South Africa

Apexanalytix acquires ESG Enterprise

The acquisition enhances ESG Enterprise’s capabilities while expanding its offering to a wider client base

PE playing catchup when streamlining operational processes

Intertrust’s new research highlights GPs’ desire to combat operational weaknesses amid changing LP demands

YFM appoints head of portfolio reporting

Raj Singh Pharhani joins from BGF

GoldenSource appoints head of product

Swati Tyagi joins from financial intelligence platform Sentieo

5 minutes with… Steven Petersen, co-founder of Stavtar Solutions

The Drawdown gets to grips with the ‘universe of software solutions’ Stavtar offers to complex businesses

VC cap table complexity

For late-stage venture investors, creating and maintaining cap tables to ascertain a true understanding of what the fund ownership is, is a major challenge

Key ESG partners with EDCI

Software provider launches API integration with benchmark initiative

The conversation: True outsourcing?

At a recent Breakfast Briefing event held in London, a panel of experts discussed the realities of co-sourcing, and asked if the approach really can allow CFOs to control their data

G for granularity

KEY ESG’s latest report suggests ESG reporting requires collection of more granular data

Valutico closes first financing round

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

Crestbridge appoints senior risk and compliance officer

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

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

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

Capital-raising punishment: Painful process

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

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

Euroclear acquires Goji

The acquisition allows Euroclear to enter the private markets through digitisation

Goji partners with Apex

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

Diligend partners with Intelligo

The partnership aims to improve due diligence with platform, Clarity

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

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

Go with the flow

Key takeaways from The Drawdown's most recent breakfast briefing event, which discussed the complexities and challenges of information flows from portfolio companies through to investors

ESG Enterprise launches digital sustainability solution

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

Profile: Phillipe Laval, Jolt Capital

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

Diversity becomes key metric in fundraising

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

Workato partners with Lionpoint

The partnership aims to improve operational processes with latest technological advancements

Comment: Co-sourcing

Kimberly Kale, head of operations for the PE Back Office at Allvue Systems explains how GPs can have their data and their fund administrators too, without complicating their data flows

LISTEN: Changing approaches to liquidity management

How are private fund CFOs evolving their approach to liquidity management?

Chronograph secures series X funding

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

Profile: Sarah Shackleton, Seraphim Space

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

Aztec launches streamlined onboarding solution

Aztec Verify automates the due diligence process while ensuring regulatory compliance

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