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eFront eFront Investment Café webinar 'Reinventing the GP – LP relationship'

26 March 2019

About the webinar:
"As Limited Partners increase their exposure to Private Equity and other Alternative Asset classes, they also expect more personalized interactions with their fund managers. Find out how technology is enabling General Partners to meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated investors, and transforming a notoriously tedious process into a rewarding, collaborative experience."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
Lionpoint Group presenting at the Anaplan Paris FSI Event on 28 March 2019

About the event:
"Nick Moore, Executive Director and Founder, Lionpoint Group and Axel Henry, Manager, Lionpoint Group will present on 'Transforming Alternative Investments: How Anaplan brings insight and transparency to private equity and real estate investment management'.”

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
SS&C Technologies SS&C blog 'Making fund administration simple for private equity funds with real property investments'

From the post:
"Real asset and private equity firms are expanding their core investment strategies to include real estate as a means to balance risk and achieve consistent, longer-term returns.  This means that in addition to fund accounting and administration solutions, they will also need property management accounting and reporting solutions."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
SS&C Technologies SS&C blog 'Are private equity firms becoming the new banks?'

From the post:
"In a recent blog, we examined the rapid growth of private credit funds and noted that private equity investors are at the forefront of this trend towards alternative financing. Mark Vandevelde, in his Financial Times piece, takes it even further by suggesting that the biggest PE firms are “supplanting” traditional bank lending."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
SS&C Technologies SS&C 'Finds Asset Managers’ Operating Margins Remained Above 30%, Despite AUM Decline Experienced in Q4 2018'

From the press release:
"SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), today released the results of its Asset Manager Composite for the fourth quarter of 2018, which analyzes 18 publicly-traded firms. The results found that in Q4 2018, cumulative assets under management (AUM) declined by 8.0% to $11.928 trillion compared to $12.961 trillion in Q3 2018."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus 'Building a Successful Business In Italy and Europe: a Silicon Valley CEO Perspective'

From the article:
"One of the first things I noticed when we started talking to leaders in Europe is that business, especially in Italy, is steeped in relationships. It’s difficult coming in without those relationships established and without a well-known brand, which represents safety in decision making."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus Insight 'The Data Management Conundrum In ALTs Investing'

From the Insight:
"There is a massive evolution happening in how investment firms now think about data – how it’s collected, accessed, managed, consolidated, analyzed. Let’s actually put this into perspective with a real-life story to bring home the growing importance of data and data reporting…"

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus presenting at Infrastructure Investor Global Summit Berlin

From Mercatus:
"Data and case studies on the impact of digitalization for real asset investors."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
AssetMetrix AssetMetrix to speak at the Private Equity & Venture Capital Summit 2019 in Munich

From AssetMetrix:
"Our Managing Director Kevin-Matthias Gruber will join the panel on 'The Value of Data for Private Equity Investment Decisions' at the Private Equity & Venture Capital Summit 2019 in Munich on 28 March 2019 at 4:20 pm."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
PEF Services LLC First Capital Partners Leverages PEF Services for Fund Administration

From the press release:
"Working with PEF has allowed me to trust that I can hand over fund administration to someone who knows exactly what to do," explained Andy Kemp, Managing Director of First Capital Partners. "They're taking care of everything and delivering back to me comprehensive financial reports and SBA reporting, so I don't have to worry about the day-to-day."

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Posted: 26 February, 2019
Blackstone makes strategic investment in 'consult-tech' firm Lionpoint Group

From the press release:
"Lionpoint Group, a leading global “consult-tech” firm transforming alternative investments management and operations, announced that it closed a strategic investment from Blackstone.  The investment will help accelerate Lionpoint’s growth plans, as it continues to provide best-in-class strategy, transformation and technology solutions to the alternative investments market."

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Posted: 22 February, 2019
eFront eFront 'Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management adopts eFront Invest'

From eFront:
"eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider, announced today that Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management (SMAM), one of Japan’s leading fund management companies, has gone live with eFront Invest to manage its entire alternative investment portfolio."

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Posted: 22 February, 2019
eFront eFront 'Japan-based Axil Capital goes live with eFront Invest GP'

From the press release:
"eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider, announced today that Axil Capital, a life science focused venture capital firm based in Tokyo, has adopted eFront’s software solution for managing its entire private equity investment cycle."

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Posted: 22 February, 2019
eFront eFront 'Looking at Chinese venture capital fund distributions'

From eFront:
"A detailed analysis of venture capital funds globally shows that Chinese funds of vintage years 1997-2018 have delivered returns of 1.79x (total value to paid-in), comparing favorably with US funds on 1.70x and Western European vehicles on 1.75x. In addition, the research shows that Chinese funds take longer to reach maturity and have demonstrated longer hold periods for investments."

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Posted: 22 February, 2019
eFront eFront paper 'Ten years on: did the “fair value” rule change the face of private equity?'

About the paper:
"This paper investigates whether the introduction of “fair value” rule affected the volatility of valuations in the private markets. We have analysed the impact of two major crises on private equity portfolios: 2001-2003, prior to the implementation of the rule, and 2007-2009, which happened simultaneously to the introduction of the fair value method."

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Posted: 22 February, 2019
eFront ILPA and eFront partner to bring ‘Insight’ to members

From eFront:
"eFront, the leading technology provider to alternative investment professionals, and the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) announced today that they have further deepened their co-operation by making available eFront Insight through an exclusive offer to all ILPA members."

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Posted: 22 February, 2019
eFront eFront to attend SuperReturn International

26 February 2019 in Berlin

About the event:
"eFront will be attending the SuperReturn International, the world’s largest private equity and venture capital event that brings together more than 2500 participants. This event will be an exceptional opportunity to hear some of the best minds in private equity, to learn and network."

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Posted: 22 February, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus launches its Investor Portal for Real Assets

About the launch:
"Mercatus, a leading alternative asset and investment management platform, today launched the Mercatus Investor and Partner Portal, bringing data intelligence, transparency and traceability to the forefront for global investors."

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Posted: 21 February, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus Insight 'CRE Market Turns to AI, Machine Learning to Bolster Margins (Real Estate Finance & Investment)'

From Mercatus:
"Rising costs and falling fees are putting pressure on margins for assets managers..."

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Posted: 21 February, 2019
Ipreo by IHS Markit IHS Markit Special Report 'The LP Footprint Project'

About the report:
"Throughout 2018, IHS Markit researched ESG in the private markets and through this initiative conducted the LP Footprint Project, a proprietary study analyzing the reach of ESG across LPs globally."

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Posted: 21 February, 2019



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