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Mercatus Mercatus webinar 'Tackling Challenges in ESG Reporting; Satisfying LP Craving for Real-Time Impact'

15 May 2019

About the webinar:
"Chances are you’ve been hearing a lot lately about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting requirements. This webinar will go beyond the “why” and explore how ESG can have a material risk on investment performance. GRESB, Mercatus, Macquarie, Foresight and other industry leaders offer actionable insights and advice on today's challenges and opportunities."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
Mercatus Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Launches with Mercatus

From Mercatus:
"Mercatus, a leading alternative asset and investment management platform, today announced the initial launch of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners with the Mercatus Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) Platform."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
Mercatus Mercatus and GRESB Partner to Accelerate ESG Data Collection & Reporting for Infrastructure Investors

From Mercatus:
"Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for alternative investors, and GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real assets, today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration for global infrastructure investors."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
Intralinks 'Trust Capital Adopts Intralinks to Increase the Security and Efficiency of Investor Communications'

From Intralinks:
"Trust Capital Co., Ltd. implemented Intralinks for Alternative Investments in September 2018 as a tool for communication between the funds it manages and investors. Unlike email, which Trust Capital previously used, the Intralinks platform not only minimizes security risks but provides the additional benefits of speeding and enhancing the efficiency of communications."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
PEF Services LLC PEF Services blog ‘Back Office Visibility, Agility And Effectiveness’

From the post:
“Often, when we’re onboarding a client, they’ll hand us a financial statement that’s an Excel file with hard-coded numbers. That’s a recipe for disaster on so many levels. When the numbers are entered manually, the risk of human error is high. It’s also more difficult to verify the information because there’s no trail to identify where the numbers came from or how they were calculated.”

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
PEF Services LLC PEF Services blog ‘Debt Fund Administration Technology Benefits’

From the post:
“For debt funds, the need for an investment in technology may be even more urgent because of their dynamic structure and additional complexity. Relying on legacy systems or manual processes can result in spiraling administrative costs for resource intensive debt servicing.”

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront 'BlackRock to Acquire eFront – Industry Leading Alternatives Investment Software Provider

From eFront:
"BlackRock announced that it has made a binding offer and entered into an exclusive agreement, subject to the conditions below, to acquire 100% of the equity interests in eFront for $1.3 billion in cash. The combination of eFront with Aladdin, BlackRock’s investment operating platform used by more than 225 institutions around the world, will set a new standard in investment and risk management technology."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront 'Leading Canadian asset manager goes live with eFront Invest LP'

From the press release:
"eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider, announced today that a prominent Canadian asset manager has implemented eFront Invest LP as its end-to-end solution for its deal sourcing, document management, workflows, asset management, and reporting requirements."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront Annual Client Forums are scheduled to take place in October 2019, in Paris and New York

From eFront:
"eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider, is delighted to once again invite clients to attend its annual Client Forums in Paris and New York. This year is particularly special for eFront as it marks 20 years since its founding and ensuing success, which would not have been possible without the trust and support of its 850 clients worldwide."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront commentary 'Has the prospect of Brexit already affected British LBO funds?'

From eFront:
"Capital commitments have continued strongly since the Brexit vote in mid-2016, with deployment becoming more stable from 2016 onwards, compared with the trend seen over the previous three years. A “wait and see” approach has then led to a significant decrease in RVPIs over the last three years."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront commentary 'Returns, risks and liquidity of LBO Funds in Q4 2018'

From eFront:
"In 2018, the performance and risk of LBO funds have stabilized at levels fairly close to the records set in 2017. The time-to-liquidity is particularly short, back to levels last seen in 2011. 2018 was a golden year, with high-performance levels, a particularly low level of performance dispersion and a short time-to-liquidity."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront 2019 PEO/VC User Group, London

24 April 2019 in London

About the event:
"eFront is excited for the opportunity to meet its clients during the PEO/VC User Group in London. This will be a great opportunity to discuss all ongoing issues and hear our clients' point of view. We are thankful to BC Partners, one of eFront’s distinguished clients, for their help and hospitality in hosting this event."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront to attend AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum – Indonesia

About the event:
"For 8 years, the AVCJ Indonesia Forum has been the meeting place for the leaders of the alternative investments industry in the region. Join eFront team and over 250 attendees in Jakarta when investment leaders from across Asia meet for a day of cutting-edge industry debate on domestic, regional and global issues."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
eFront eFront to attend 8th Annual Private Equity US Spring Forum 2019

About the event:
"eFront is attending the 8th Annual Private Equity US Spring Forum – the leading investor-centric meeting for LPs investing in private markets. The forum brings together 500+ investors, funds, and advisers for a two-day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in the US and around the world."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
PreqinSolutions Preqin 'Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H1 2019'

From Preqin:
"With asset valuations currently at record levels, many in the industry believe we are at the peak of the equity cycle and are due a correction. Preqin's H1 2019 Investor Outlook presents the results of our survey of over 400 investors at the end of last year, which reveals that investors are still planning to increase their allocations to alternatives in 2019..."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
PreqinSolutions Preqin '2019 Preqin Private Capital Compensation and Employment Review'

About the review:
"The 2019 Preqin Private Capital Compensation and Employment Review is the industry’s leading compensation guide. It details employment practices and compensation packages for 106 private capital firms and includes compensation data for more than 90 positions, 20 of which are real estate specific."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
PreqinSolutions Preqin 'Have Declining Cryptocurrency Prices Driven Hedge Funds Away?'

From Preqin:
"Cryptocurrency hedge funds – those investing directly in or through crypto-related securities – had a challenging year in 2018: top-tier coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple are down by 80%, 91% and 92% respectively from their all-time highs. In our recent blog, we take a look at recent performance and fund launches in the space, and also speak to Sychronicity, a cryptocurrency hedge fund."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
PreqinSolutions Preqin 'Opportunity Zone Funds: Investors Waiting in the Wings'

From Preqin:
"Opportunity Zone Funds (OZFs) have grown in prominence in recent years. Preqin recently conducted a survey of investors to gauge their perception of these new investment vehicles and to understand their investment plans going forwards."

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Posted: 24 April, 2019
Ipreo by IHS Markit IHS Market at ALTSHK

28 March 2019 in Hong Kong

About the event:
"IHS Markit will attend ALTSHK, an investor-centric and educationally focused forum co-hosted by the CAIA Association and supported by the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA) and Markets Group."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019
Ipreo by IHS Markit IHS Markit to speak at UNC Alternative Investments Conference

29 March 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC

About the event:
"IHS Markit will speak at the 2019 UNC Alternative Investments Conference, which serves as a forum for PE, hedge fund, VC and other alternative asset professionals to network, share ideas and stay abreast of industry trends."

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Posted: 25 March, 2019



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