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PitchBook report 'Private Markets: A Decade of Growth

About the report:
"PitchBook Survey uncovers 66% of Limited Partners and Public Equity Investors are increasing allocations in the Private Markets."

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Posted: 23 July, 2019
Ipreo by IHS Markit IHS Market to exhibit at PwC Cooley Private Equity CFO Conference

24 July 2019 in San Francisco

From IHS Markit:
"IHS Markit will exhibit at the 26th annual Private Equity CFO Conference hosted by PwC and Cooley."

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Posted: 23 July, 2019
SEI’s Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund expands its platform to service Exchange Traded Funds

From SEI:
"SEI today announced its Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund® Trust (AIC) is extending its platform to offer asset managers the opportunity to launch exchange traded funds (ETFs) within its turnkey series trust operational infrastructure."

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Posted: 23 July, 2019
eFront eFront commentary 'Returns, risks and liquidity of VC Funds in Q1 2019'

From eFront:
"Active venture capital funds made a very impressive closure of 2018, far exceeding historical averages. These high last-quarter returns remain associated with comparatively low risk and shorter time-to-liquidity, as VC funds capitalize on a favorable exit environment."

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Posted: 23 July, 2019
eFront eFront commentary 'Are preferred rates of return a real hurdle?'

From eFront:
"Most hurdle rates featured in private equity funds are set at 8% of internal rate of return. Although the origin of this specific figure is unclear, it is still largely applied to this day. It is of crucial importance for the fund manager: if this rate of return is not reached, then fund investors collect the full profits of the fund."

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Posted: 23 July, 2019
eFront eFront Research Findings

From eFront:
"Our research indicates that private equity funds struggle to deploy capital at the same pace as they raise it, as distributions have outweighed capital calls by a significant and striking degree over the past five years. At the same time, we have also discovered that early deployment of capital is negatively correlated with performance."

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Posted: 23 July, 2019
Ipreo by IHS Markit IHS Markit to host roundtable at SuperReturn Private Credit

21-22 October 2019 in Chicago

From IHS Markit:
"IHS Markit will host a roundtable at the 2019 SuperReturn Private Credit Conference."

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Posted: 19 August, 2019
eFront eFront webinar Insight LP – July 25th

25 July 2019

About the webinar:
"Investing in PE has always been a high-risk, high-reward game due to the limited amount and the quality of performance data. Should you allocate to GP A or GP B, invest directly, or avoid a certain fund manager altogether? Find out how the top performing LPs are streamlining their due diligence process and building portfolios that make them the envy of the rest."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
eFront eFront at Infrastructure Investors Forum, Australia

From eFront:
"The Infrastructure Investors Forum: Australia brings together LPs and GPs for a day of in-depth discussions and presentations. Our eFront representative will be available to meet throughout the day."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
eFront Skandia Fonder implements eFront Invest within only 4 weeks

From eFront:
"eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider, announced today that Skandia Fonder, a Swedish mutual fund company, has successfully implemented eFront Invest to centralize and automate its back-office operations and investor reporting."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
eFront eFront releases 2019.1 update of eFront Invest, Office and Portfolio Monitoring

From eFront:
"eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider, announced today the 2019.1 version release of three of its products: eFront Invest, eFront Office and eFront Portfolio Monitoring. The expanded capabilities serve all areas of private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and private debt."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
eFront eFront Pevara private equity benchmarks updated with Q1 2019 results

From eFront:
"Front Pevara private equity benchmarks have now been updated, incorporating results up to March 31, 2019. The benchmarks are calculated based on cash-flow data from over 4,070 unique funds, while the pooled historical average internal rate of return stands at 10.95% in Q1 2019."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
eFront eFront 'McDonald Partners provides greater transparency to clients with eFront Invest'

From eFront:
"eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider, announced today that McDonald Partners, a full-service brokerage and investment advisory firm, has gone live with eFront Invest to manage their front to back office activities for both private equity and real estate asset classes."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus to sponsor/speak at SuperReturn Global Infrastructure Forum in September

16-18 September 2019 in London

About the event:
"Tim Buchner, COO at Mercatus, will be speaking at the leading private investment event on global infrastructure.  Confirm your 20% discount with code FKR2494MER"

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus 'Foresight Group Talks About the Value of a Single Source of Truth for Alternative Investors'

From Mercatus:
"In the investment world, every role is critical. From fundraising and due diligence to asset and investment management, reporting, ESG measurement, and more – it takes a village to achieve alpha returns and maintain investor confidence. See how the Foresight team collaborates using Mercatus to deliver superior results."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus 'Insights from the Equilibrium Capital Sustainability Forum: Takeaways and Predictions'

From Mercatus:
"Last week I was privileged to attend the Equilibrium Capital Sustainability Forum.  The Forum, in its 8th year, brings together Limited Partners (LPs), General Partners (GPs), Consultants, and other thought-leaders to dive deep into how Sustainability is rapidly changing the real asset investment landscape. This year’s agenda focused on the most important trend in ESG today: Monetizing Sustainability."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus opens UK Office, hires Chris Webb to lead European Operations

From the press release:
"Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for alternative investors and asset managers, today announced the opening of its European Headquarters in London, UK and the addition of Chris Webb as Senior Director leading the office in London. Chris was formerly a Global Director of Strategic Business Growth at FIS, with a deep focus on, and expertise in, alternative investments."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
PEF Services LLC PEF Services blog ‘Emerging Managers: The Do’s And Don’ts Of Selecting A Fund Administrator’

From the post:
“The choice of fund administrator is important. Choose wisely, and it enhances your reputation, reduces risks, enables you to stay focused on sourcing and managing investments. Choose poorly, and it can impact investor relations, disrupt operations, jeopardize compliance, and hamper your firm’s ability to scale.”

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
PEF Services LLC PEF Services checklist ‘Fund Administration Checklist for Limited Partners’

About the checklist:
“Use this checklist to evaluate the quality of outsourced or in-house fund administration services offered by your General Partner.”

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Posted: 22 July, 2019
Vitech Vitech appoints Ali Kheirolomoom as Chief Product Officer

From the press release:
"Vitech Systems Group, a leading provider of cloud-based administration solutions, announced today that Ali Kheirolomoom has joined Vitech in the role of Chief Product Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Ali is responsible for driving the continued, aggressive evolution and expansion of the V3® and V3locity™ suite of offerings and capabilities."

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Posted: 22 July, 2019



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