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SS&C Technologies SS&C blog 'Why private equity firms are investing in emerging markets'

About the post:
"As more money enters private equity, it puts greater pressure on managers to identify deals, even if it means paying a premium well above a prospect’s EBITDA. Some managers are simply holding off making investments, as evidenced by the reduction in deal numbers over the course of 2017."

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
SS&C Technologies SS&C Deliver - 12-14 September 2018 in Las Vegas

12-14 September 2018 in Las Vegas

About the event:
"Join us for the industry’s premier event for executives and decision-makers across all SS&C solutions seeking hands-on learning, industry insights, and networking."

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
SS&C Technologies SS&C completes acquisition of DST

From the press release:
"The addition of DST’s financial services and healthcare businesses provides SS&C with additional scale and breadth across institutional, alternative, wealth management and healthcare segments. SS&C will manage approximately 13,000 global clients and delivered pro forma 2017 revenue of approximately $3.9 billion."

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
SEI 'Global regulatory compliance – RegTech isn’t a panacea but provides critical tools in the right hands'

From SEI:
"Global regulation has developed like a slow growing but increasingly powerful storm system over the last five years. And whereas big wave surfers welcome such conditions thanks to the epic waves it produces, there are, it could be argued, precious few C-suite executives relishing the equivalent regulatory waves being cast ashore."

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
SEI 'Applying a bottom-up approach to regulatory compliance will help firms achieve consistency in reporting'

From SEI:
"Regulatory and operational expertise, in addition to flexible, scalable technology, is the trick to making a bottom-up solution as efficient and operationally effective as possible."

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
PEF Services LLC PEF Services blog 'SBIC Fund Administration: Understanding the Stakes'

From the post:
“Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) are attractive investment funds, enabling GPs to access government leverage at low rates that enhance returns. But they also come with more complex administrative requirements, and those requirements are changing all the time.”   

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
PEF Services LLC PEF Services blog 'New Era, New Expectations'

From the post:
"In an era of increased regulatory scrutiny, sophisticated investors, and narrowing margins, General Partners are turning to their fund administrators for solutions. But while some are rising to the challenge, others are falling short."

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
PEF Services LLC PEF Services white paper 'Making the Switch'

From the white paper:
"A growing number of General Partners are turning to outsourced fund administration to manage the burden on their back office. But the number of General Partners who are dissatisfied with their current fund administrator relationship and are switching providers is also on the rise. What are the issues, and how can they be avoided the second time around?"

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Posted: 25 April, 2018
Framework Framework 'Fast-growing Framework bolsters client and product teams with new hires'

From Framework:
"Framework, a specialist global solutions vendor for Private Equity, has made senior hires to its client and product teams to meet demand for its enterprise investment accounting data management solutions. The company appointed Product and Development managers in 2017 and they are now joined by Graham Aitken as Head of Client Engagement."

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Posted: 24 April, 2018
eFront 'Quantum Global goes live with eFront Invest and eFront Investment Café'

From eFront:
"eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider for managing alternative investments, announced today that Quantum Global, an international group of companies active in the areas of private equity investments in Africa, has gone live with eFront Invest and eFront Investment Café solutions."

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Posted: 24 April, 2018
eFront webinar 'eFront Insight GP - Streamline your current communications and data exchange'

26 April 2018

About the webinar:
"This webinar is part of the eFront Insight Webinar Series and will cover how eFront Insight GP gives General Partners the tools they need to excel in alternative investments. We will also be discussing how eFront Insight GP gives General Partners a solution to streamline, enhance, and better control quarterly investor reporting tasks and fundraising cycles. Host: James Smallwood."

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Posted: 24 April, 2018
eFront at Private Equity US Forum 2018

9-10 May 2018 in New York

From eFront:
"eFront is pleased to announce its attendance at the 7th Annual Private Equity US Forum. During this two-day meeting you will be able to hear and cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments: from sector specific sessions on venture capital to discussions on global buyout opportunities and roundtables of leading global institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites."

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Posted: 24 April, 2018
eFront webinar 'eFront Office GP - Deal Pipeline & Fundraising'

10 May 2018

About the webinar:
"During this webinar we will discuss how with eFront Office for GPs, Fund Managers are able to leverage a CRM tool custom built for Private Markets to manage both Deal Pipeline and Fundraising activities, contacts and relationships firm-wide. By utilizing eFront’s superior reporting capabilities, weekly Deal Team and Fundraising meetings can be enhanced and streamlined by summarizing key data for team members and managers alike."

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Posted: 24 April, 2018
eFront at IPE Real Estate Awards

From eFront:
"Now in its 14th year, the IPE Real Estate Global Conference & Awards is firmly established in the Real Estate industry as the first event of its kind for institutional investors. The conference will be held at the Hotel Principe di Savoia. eFront is delighted to be part of this Ceremony with Davide Manstretta, Product Manager Real Estate at eFront, as one of the jury panels."

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Posted: 24 April, 2018
eFront Investment Cafe webinar

24 May 2018

About the webinar:
"During this webinar we will be focusing on eFront's Investment Café, an intuitive investor reporting software solution. eFront Investment Café is the most dynamic and responsive investor reporting software solution ever created for the alternative investment industry."

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Posted: 24 April, 2018
Intralinks onboards three new C‑Suite Officers

From the press release:
"Intralinks®, the world’s leading virtual data room (VDR) provider, closed out a strong 2017 after being acquired by Siris Capital for $1 billion. The company is now prepared for continued growth in 2018 and started the year by announcing three new executive-level hires: Shay Gonen joins the company as its new chief financial officer (CFO), Ken Bisconti joins as chief product officer (CPO), and Ari Buchler joins as its new chief legal officer (CLO)."

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Posted: 23 April, 2018
PitchBook publishes 1Q 2018 US PE Middle Market Report

About the report:
"One quarter into 2018, the US middle market continues to enjoy active interest from PE dealmakers on a historical basis, even if the overall tallies of activity were muted relative to a torrid, record-setting 2018. In our 1Q 2018 US PE Middle Market Report, PitchBook research analysts pore through our datasets in order to uncover what may have contributed to that decline and how it may shape the year going forward."

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Posted: 23 April, 2018
PEF Services LLC Century Park Capital Partners selects PEF Services for Fund Administration

From the press release:
"PEF’s exceptional reputation for providing superior service to its clients, coupled with solutions that allow us to scale, were key factors in our decision,” said Martin Sarafa, Managing Partner of Century Park Capital Partners. “Partnering with PEF will enable us to provide excellent service to our investors while focusing on strategic initiatives such as fund raising, deal sourcing and portfolio management.”

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Posted: 28 March, 2018
Blackstone and Lionpoint Group presentation on innovation and Anaplan use cases

About the video:
"John Fitzpatrick (Managing Director, Blackstone Innovations) and Jonathan Balkin (Co-Founder & Executive Director, Lionpoint Group) presented a session on “What is weighing down your ability to innovate” at the 2018 Anaplan Hub conference. The session covered the steps required to improve the pace of innovation long-term at investment firms as well as Blackstone’s Anaplan deployment strategy."

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Posted: 28 March, 2018
Xpedition TouchstoneCRM becomes Xpedition

About the change:
"TouchstoneCRM, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Touchstone Group, is pleased to announce that it has changed its name from TouchstoneCRM to Xpedition. A Microsoft Gold Partner for over 15 years, TouchstoneCRM has engaged with clients on hundreds of projects, historically delivering Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The renaming to Xpedition signifies another step in a period of growth and evolution, as the business moves beyond CRM."

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Posted: 27 March, 2018



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