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Oak Group makes two appointments

Oak has hired Belinda Ridout as director of client accounting and Hannah Crocker as company secretary

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

73 Strings partners with Alvarez & Marsal

Partnership will see 73 Strings provide portfolio monitoring and valuation solutions to mutual clients

Juniper Square launches fund administrator alliance programme

Programme aims to modernise fund administration and expand access to tech

A&M appoints managing director

Chris Lanman joins the professional services firm from KPMG

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

Novata launches ESG benchmarking capabilities

The tool should allow GPs to compare their ESG data against industry averages

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

Holland Mountain acquires PE Stack

Acquisition will see PE Stack’s market intelligence and team integrated into Holland Mountain

Hazeltree appoints chief technology officer

Paul Higdon joins the treasury management technology provider from ION Treasury

LemonEdge partners with GFT

Partnership aims to assist private capital firms with their transition to the cloud

SS&C updates Geneva

The company has updated its portfolio management solution to address flexibility for performance fees, carried interest and investor transfers

ESG Enterprise launches digital sustainability solution

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

Aztec Group hires non-executive director

New York-based Eric Bernstein has joined the fund administrator’s board

Profile: Phillipe Laval, Jolt Capital

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

GenTwo partners with Apex’s EDB

The partnership aims to facilitate banking services for institutional investors

CSC finalises Intertrust acquisition

CSC first bid for Intertrust in December 2021

Ontra acquires Captain

Acquisition will see Ontra build on its digital fund lifecycle management solution

Novata partners with Bridge House

Partnership will see Novata’s ESG data solution combined with Bridge House’s advisory services

IDR launches MLRO offering

The money laundering reporting service covers several fund jurisdictions, including Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Guernsey, Jersey and the UK

Broadridge launches SFDR reporting solution

The end-to-end tool aims at supporting asset managers with SFDR-required disclosures

Drawbridge appoints new CEO

William Haney assumes role as former CEO, Jason Elmer, is appointed President

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?

Link Fund and EFA expand partnership

EFA to provide middle office services for asset managers

Column: Tricky maths

Dörte Höppner, chief sustainability officer at the Riverside Company, explores the complexities of collecting ESG data

Ebury opens Luxembourg branch

The office will support corporate services providers and alternative investment managers with cross-border payments

Apex partners with eFront

Partnership aims to create ESG benchmarking metrics for the private markets

CFE acquires RiverRock

The acquisition sees CFE expand its offering in Europe

Titanbay and Mercer expand collaboration

Titanbay can access Mercer’s research on managers; platform users should be able to obtain Mercer’s fund ratings and investment summaries

Chronograph secures series X funding

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

TrustQuay launches fund administration platform

The cloud-based end-to-end tool aimed at supporting alternative fund services providers

Alkymi secures $21m

The fresh capital will be deployed to hire talent in product development and go-to-market

IPEM 2022: “This is just the beginning”

Orlando Bravo, Founder & Managing Partner of Thoma Bravo, says private equity is only at the beginning of its journey into software investing

Singulier launches Holis

New data analytics platform to support decision making and portfolio management

Hamilton Lane to offer tokenization

Partnership with Securitize will digitally expand investor access to its funds via new tokenized feeder funds

Beyond data

Data has been on private equity's mind for a few years now; is it starting to yield the results it promised?

Allvue partners with IQ-EQ

Partnership sees the integration of the both providers’ front- and back office offerings, with a focus on private debt funds

MJ Hudson partners with SLIB

The partnership aims to improve governance and transparency around risk exposures

Intapp partners with Equilar

Partnership aims to provide access to corporate leadership data

ACA acquires Ethos ESG

The acquisition sees ACA expand its advisory business with tech-based analytics

In conversation: Power to the LP

Highlights from a recent roundtable event examining the growing influence of investors in private equity fund management

Canoe expands offering to GPs

Previously, the automation tool for document and data management was aimed at LPs

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

SS&C combines fund administration and servicing business

Bhagesh Malde will lead the newly combined business, which will continue to operate as SS&C GlobeOp

Allvue names Streetman as CEO

Appointment follows departure of Mark Heimbouch earlier this year, after one year in the role

Edda secures $5.8m

The fresh capital will be deployed to hire talent and build out the product offering

Broadridge’s PE platform open for US funds

Private Market Hub is powered by distributed ledger technology

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

Apex partners with Iveniam

Partnership sees Apex expand its offering to include valuation-as-a-service

Ark launches fund ops platform

The cloud-based tool aims to automate fund operations and investor reporting while plugging into off-the-shelf general ledger solutions

Hazeltree opens fintech engineering centre in Bournemouth

The centre will be staffed by software developers, product managers and owners, DevOps and client services tasked with designing, building, and onboarding new clients

Daring to be different

Having enjoyed several years of stellar growth, have Asian fund managers done enough to ensure their firms are operating in a robust enough manner to weather the gathering global macroeconomic storm?

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

Mercatus launches mass data onboarding feature

The Bulk Data Management tool aims to increase data transparency and quality by structuring the data validation process

Novata partners with Frazier & Deeter

The partnership aims to support identification of ESG metrics and disclosure requirements

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

Code & Co partners with int3

The partnership will see due diligence provider Code & Co expand its offering to include cyber security