Entries by Designity

Managers Pressure Hedge Admin Shops for Juiced-Up Tech

Growing investor demands to make the most of all their data is speeding ahead, putting pressure on administrators and causing some hedge funds to re-evaluate their admin relationships. That pressure for upgraded technology is mounting after the busiest year on record in merger and acquisition activity in the fund administration space. Hedge fund managers are looking for […]

Fund Admin Acquisitions Near Record Pace with Apex Deal

It’s full speed ahead for mergers and acquisitions activity in the alts fund administration space with Apex Group making the latest move, acquiring Custom House during a busy summer period that has 2018 already outpacing 2017 in the level of activity. The Custom House acquisition – announced Monday and set to close at end of the fourth quarter – […]

Automation Speeds Up as Hedge Funds Push Admins on Tech

The robots have arrived. They aren’t out of a sci-fi movie, but rather are working on the growing demands from hedge fund managers for their fund administrators to incorporate more technology, automation, and robotics into their processes. Hedge fund managers are increasingly asking for a range of performance information and analytics, including daily net asset […]

NES Financial – October 2017

NES Financial Announced as a Sponsor at the Third Annual Privcap Game Change: Real Estate 2017 Event Silicon Valley FinTech company showcases innovative fund administration solution for private equity real estate industry Silicon Valley, CA, October 24, 2017 – NES Financial, a market innovator in fund administration solutions for the private equity real estate industry, will […]

Strategic Fund Administration – October 2017

Why Having a Sophisticated Private Equity Fund Administration Solution Is More Critical Than Ever NES Financial Private Equity Advisory Board member Bill Salus discusses how shifting dynamics in the PE market are driving managers to seek a more rigorous, more strategic fund administration model. Since the Madoff and 2008 financial crises, there’s been a strong […]

New Fund Admin Acquisitions – October 2017

SS&C, Apex Joust with New Fund Admin Acquisitions Article by Lydia Tomkiw October 25, 2017 | www.fundfire.com   A wave of merger and acquisition activity shows no signs of slowing down in the fund administration space, with Apex Fund Services just last week announcing its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s alternative fund services business. That’s after SS&C Technologies had its own latest addition earlier in […]

Data Revolution to Upend Fund Admin Business Model – July 2017

Data Revolution to Upend Fund Admin Business Model Article by Tom Stabile  July 12, 2017 | www.fundfire.com   Private equity fund administrators are moving beyond core accounting tasks toward becoming critical hubs for systems and functions firm-wide as their fund manager clients face increasingly complex data demands from investors, regulators, and new product initiatives. The march is on […]

Token Mania – July 2017

Lex Sokolin of Autonomous releases first report on initial coin offerings Autonomous is pleased to announce the release of “Token Mania,” an in-depth look at Initial Coin Offerings: What they are, how they work, and the ways in which this new funding mechanism based on distributed-ledger technology stands to displace traditional markets for public and […]

Fund Admin Shake Up – May 2017

Hedge Fund Managers Shake Up Fund Admin Business Article by Lydia Tomkiw May 10, 2017 | www.fundfire.com   Cost and dissatisfaction with the quality of service are driving hedge fund managers to switch their fund administrators amid continuing merger and acquisition activity in the space, a new survey shows. And managers are also turning over other service provider relationships, […]