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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 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

SS&C acquires Captricity

Captricity is a machine learning solution that translates paper and handwritten documents into a digital format

The Profile: Stephen Richmond, CFO Abris Capital

Stephen Richmond tracks his journey from investment director to CFO, and the nuances of operating funds in central and eastern Europe

TiG acquires MMRIT

Deal marks second acquisition since receiving backing from BGF in July 2018

SimCorp upgrades reporting and management offering

The software provider has announced two new partnerships

The Ocado of private equity

AtomInvest’s recent white-labelling of its software could be the much needed investor onboarding remedy the industry is seeking

Moonfare reaches €250m AUM

Moonfare’s digital platform allows qualified HNWIs to invest in PE vehicles

Allvue adds new leadership

Meanwhile COO Kevin MacDonald has stepped down

Q&A with Lauren Iaslovits, CEPRES board special advisor

Co-founder and former COO of SunGard Investran’s Lauren Iaslovits discusses why she left Investran and what brought her to her new role

State Street partners with iCapital Network

The partnership is a response to high net worth investors and family offices increasingly wanting access and exposure to alternative asset classes

The view on Allvue Systems

The Drawdown speaks to newly-combined Allvue's CEO Rey Acosta to find out more about the deal and what it means

Lost in the clouds

The move to cloud computing comes with glorious benefits and efficiencies, but given the particular IT needs of private equity - mainly security - finding the right cloud set-up is proving tricky.

Abry Partners backs Options

The investment will support Options' growth via M&A and advancement of its tech offering

Investran’s Iaslovits joins CEPRES as special advisor

She has also been a shareholder in the firm since autumn last year

Cheung joins Linnovate

She was previously country managing director for IQ-EQ

The data journey waits for no one

Private equity’s data journey may only just be setting off, but like any expedition, packing the best equipment and selecting the right companions make reaching the final destination a lot more enjoyable

Silverfleet’s Microgen merges with Touchstone in market-shifting software deal

Deal marks a return to fund administration sector for Silverfleet

CEPRES develops platform offering

Users can process and securely exchange all investment data and content within one digital suite

BNP Paribas Securities Services buys stake in AssetMetrix

The partnership updates the firm's private capital offering with digital solutions

5 minutes with… Linnovate Partners

The Drawdown catches up with Linnovate’s new MD Redmond Lee to find out about the technology-focused fund administrator’s expansion into Europe

Citco expands Solovis partnership

Platform enables LPs to change how they collect and share data with key stakeholders

Backstop launches IntellX

The software automates data collection for institutional and alternative investors

5 minutes with… Mercatus

Chris Webb, who recently joined Mercatus after 10 years with FIS Investran to build up the software company’s European business, discusses the offering and his outlook

iCapital appoints four senior leaders

High-profile hires come off the back of rapid growth

Exploring Northern Trust’s PE blockchain tech transfer

A glimpse under the bonnet of Northern Trust’s DLT transfer to Broadridge

Dunedin’s Karan Darroch on IT and outsourcing

Darroch discusses visualisation tools, cloud migration, IT consultancies and legal support

Moving mountains

A quick look at consultancy Holland Mountain’s recent developments, and the drivers behind them

5 minutes with… Agio

CEO Bart McDonough speaks of the sophisticated new face of hackers now targeting PE

CFO Profile: Apera Capital’s Rob Shaw

Apera CFO details the creation of firm's tech-driven cloud-based back office

New bid to democratise private equity

AtomInvest has established a digital platform for individuals to access alternatives

5 minutes with… Colmore

Firm says it isn't looking for a GP "gotcha!"

5 minutes with… RepRisk

The Drawdown travels to PE’s reputational frontlines with CEO Philipp Aeby

Q&A: Talmix

The Drawdown speaks to operational partner matchmaking tool Talmix