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Comment: The ‘new office politics’

IC Intelligence chief strategist Dr Desné Masie, says the worst isn't over for real estate funds

Majority of LPs unhappy with tech capabilities

Backstop Solutions Group and Mercer’s latest report found LPs waste around a third of their time on tasks that could be streamlined with better tech

iCapital makes new hires and tech team acquisition

The appointments and acquisition enable the firm to expand into Europe and Asia

Cobalt forms another partnership

The partnership is the third for Cobalt in recent months, as the company has been ramping up its commercial activities

5 minutes with… Thomas Eskebaek, Titanbay

The firm’s CEO discusses how Titanbay is helping smaller LPs to access funds, how funds are selected for the platform as well as how its portfolio monitoring tool works

WATCH: No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

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

5 minutes with… Nicholas d’Adhemar, Apperio

The CEO and founder discusses why he created the platform, the ways in which Apperio assists PE CFOs/COOs and what’s next in terms of expansion

Held to account: why is it so hard for PE to open bank accounts

GPs are waiting up to nine months to open SPV accounts, and its easy to see why

CEPRES partners with Bain & Company

The partnership launches a digital product offering PE investment teams market intelligence to make better-informed investment decisions

Citco launches data integration and reporting platform

The cloud-based platform enables users to run data extracts from various sources within Citco

LemonTree creates advisory board

Mahmoud Warriah is advisor for accounting and Toby Norfolk-Thompson is advisor for banking and tax

Take back control

In a bid for more control, GPs have been asking fund administrators to work on their own systems, rather than the administrator's

The ID Register spins out of Apex

Initially backed by Ipes, the Guernsey-based business is a clearinghouse for KYC and investor onboarding

AcordIQ launches carried interest tech module

The 'What-If' scenario analytics module provides systematic predictability and insights through the life cycle of the fund

Eze Castle buys Alphaserve

The acquisition broadens Eze Castle’s product offering and strengthens its ability to serve its clients across the US, the UK and Asia with innovative and robust technology

Executive Nexus partners with Teamscope and DealCloud

The trio aim to provide accurate insights on people and teams in a usable format to drive better business decisions

Profile: John Eggleston, Pantheon

The chief technology officer discusses his approach to upgrading the firm’s IT infrastructure, the importance of cybersecurity awareness training and why you should always start with data during tech transformations

LemonTree launches new alt asset solution

The platform aims to help the complex back and middle office technologies

Exclusive: InCloudCounsel opens in Hong Kong

Founder and CEO Troy Pospisil said expansion was driven by responding to global clients' needs

Backstop upgrades RMS

The enhanced multi-asset class research management system allows institutional investors to track research and DD across all asset classes

Harmonate partners with 4Pines Fund Services

The partnership enables the firms to deliver data operations services to PE funds

HC Global Fund Services adopts Astrella

Companies on Astrella platform will have cap table management plus valuation offering with bespoke fund admin services

UK GPs spend $8.6m on legals annually

A new report has revealed how much private equity firms are spending on external legal counsel

Profile: Peter Finden Bamrud, Verdane

The head of analytics discusses joining PE straight out of uni, the biggest challenges the industry faces and the importance of harnessing data correctly

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Shortlist Announced

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Private Equity Service Provider Awards

Comment: PE & ESG… It’s time to look at your technology providers

George Ralph, managing director of RFA believes service providers are next in line for communicating their ESG credentials

Mercatus releases PDF data extraction tool

PDF Parser is an AI and ML solution for uploading PDFs to improve data quality

Temenos launches AI tool for fund admins

The firm claims it is the first to launch a software of this kind

Mercatus releases new data interface

The interface allows investors to configure, clone and share integration formulas related to performance, operating, incidents and ESG reports, as well as contracts and other agreements

Anduin Transactions partners with Aduro Advisors

The partnership integrates Anduin’s digital fund subscription platform into Aduro’s FundPanel

JP Morgan AM partners with Hazeltree

Clients can use Hazeltree’s tech to manage multi-bank relationships across all fund structures while accessing JP Morgan’s liquidity

Maples Group partners with IHS Markit

The partnership allows data on credit activity to automatically integrate into Maples’ accounting system

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data management pt2

This second instalment discusses data warehousing, the infrastructure that sits around it, data governance, data ingestion, data analytics and how these components impact cybersecurity

Online investment platform Titanbay launches

It provides medium-sized institutional and professional private investors to access private equity and alternatives funds

Standish adopts Astrella

Standish Management will use Astrella's data to support LP reporting and communications, capital calls and distributions as well as partnership accounting

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data, pt1

This first instalment explores the nuances of developing data strategies, depending on the firm’s size, focus and willingness to to adopt new technologies

Cobalt partners with Lionpoint

The partnership will assist PE firms wanting to integrate tech into their investment processes

LP expert Graye joins forces with qashqade

LP expert and industry advocate Lorelei Graye joins qashqade’s executive advisory

eVestment partners with Assette for data integration project

The partnership aims to improve asset managers' data integration into client and sales communications

5 minutes with… René Kampschulte, Keytrack

The managing director talks about why he created the VC portfolio management software, the ultimate goal for the product and why he won’t rule out expanding to PE in the future

Apperio expands into US

The legal technology provider is initially targeting corporate enterprises with $5m or greater legal spend and PE firms

AcordIQ launches waterfall validation service

The platform aims to help GPs by providing them with independent verification on waterfall calculations

Cobalt partners with A&M Valuation Services

The partnership responds to ever-growing internal and external demands around portfolio data and reports

Talking tech: FSN’s Conradi on tech culture

Part two of our two-part series explores how Conradi is handling the firm’s digital transformation, challenges around tech working culture and his plans for the next year

iLevel co-founder Boggio joins Cobalt as CCO

He will head up Cobalt’s commercial activities, including driving further client acquisition efforts for the firm

5 minutes with… Matthew Hardcastle, DealCloud

Hardcastle talks about his move from Inflexion to DealCloud, challenges of upgrading IT and why it’s important to get peer feedback before making any tech changes

It’s never too data

Data is the here and now. So how do you actually use it? What steps can you take today?

ESMA proposes cloud outsourcing guidelines

The guidelines aim to mitigate any potential risks firms may face as a result of outsourcing cloud services and ensure they are handled appropriately

Keytrack launches VC portfolio management tool

The software aims to siimplify portfolio management for VC firms

WGAM invests in Validus

WGAM believes Validus is well-positioned to respond to growing needs of managing operational risks

Colmore establishes ML and data team

Kamil Leoniuk and Lukasz Szczesiak to lead Colmore's new business unit focused on machine learning and data automation

Join us: CTOs & digital networks

Part three of our mini series: this instalment highlights the lack of available forums for CTOs & digital professionals, and what they could look like if they did exist

iCapital Network buys Artivest

Artivest is a technology platform which provides HNWs access to private equity and hedge funds

SS&C partners with FLX Distribution

The partnership enables asset managers to access fund services and distribution opportunities in one place

Addepar launches digital Marketplace

The platform connects HNW clients with private capital market funds

The Private Equity Editor’s Podcast 3

Through our combined expertise of PE investments to operations - and everything in between - this snappy podcast neatly distils the need-to-know market developments of the last week.

The demo is in the detail

Sitting back and watching software demos might seem like a good idea right now, but in reality they require a lot of prep and careful consideration

Apex partners with Triple Point

Apex will use Triple Point's blockchain platform to connect its clients with buyers and sellers on the secondary market

WFH best practice: Emergency response phase

Nick Murphy from consultancy 3LDC outlines the do's and don'ts for the first phase of working from home

iCapital Network raises $146m

Funding round led by Ping An saw BlackRock take a significant minority stake