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The ESG tech wave

From static and infrequent DDQs to real-time, performance linked, fully integrated improvements; ESG is fast-becoming a tech play

Class of 2020

A cross-section of industry practitioners share their greatest lessons of this year

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on document abstraction

Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about what it is, how it works and how it supports private equity legal teams, as well as the wider organization.

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on private equity roots

In the first instalment of our mini podcast series, Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about the company’s origins: what drove him to set up the firm and how it has developed over the past seven years.

UNPRI updates investor reporting framework

The new framework aims to create a shorter, more consistent structure, with more flexible and meaningful reporting outputs

ESG: From checkbox to value creation

Private equity firms have been dutifully integrating ESG reporting, but few use it as a genuine driver of value

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on ESG reporting

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about the data flow of ESG information between GP and LP

Comment: Navigating capital calls

Lydia Danon and Shelley Drenth of law firm Cooke, Young and Keidan, outline practical steps PE firms ought to be taking to mitigate potential capital call conflicts

The Impact Investing Operating Principles: the power of independence

Audits and regulatory practices are vital for tracking cash, but where are the equivalents for environmental and social impacts?

Steadying the ship

Can a solid operating platform provide much needed certainty in an increasingly uncertain world?

ILPA updates model LPA

According to ILPA, updates have been made to improve transparency, governance and alignment of interests

eVestment launches report building module

The Excel Report Builder enables GPs to recreate their clients’ report templates in the app by selecting the required data points and configurations

Going back to your roots

Inefficient reporting methods continue to vex LPs. It’s time to go back to the source

Standardisation: not the whole story

Aims to improve and create efficiencies for the reporting of fees and expenses are valiant but templates only tell part of the story

Chance of clear skies

A new approach to solving PE’s reporting conundrum

Appetite mounts for standardised performance reporting

Compliance with GIPS rules can be factor in GP searches by consultants, survey shows

5 minutes with… Jyoti Banerjee

Reporting expert discusses why PE needs an information architecture and a CIO to run it