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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, […]

Real Assets Managers Step Up Fund Outsourcing – May 2017

Real Assets Managers Step Up Fund Outsourcing Article by Tom Stabile May 31, 2017 | www.fundfire.com   Private real estate and infrastructure managers are following in the footsteps of their private equity peers that in recent years have bumped up their use of third party fund administrators, largely responding to pressure from institutional investors. The market for real assets managers using […]

Industry Change Continues – March 2017

Directly speaking, there is no doubt that the investment management space is being hit by the most disruptive series of forces in its history. Commercially, fees are being driven down, regulatory requirements have become increasing complex, compliance frameworks are under constant scrutiny, high infrastructure costs are driving accelerated outsourcing trends, distribution channels have become expensive […]

NES Financial – March 2017

NES Financial Appoints Bill Salus to Private Equity Advisory Board San Jose, CA, March 23, 2017– NES Financial, a Silicon Valley Fintech company providing technology-enabled solutions for efficient back and middle office administration of complex financial transactions, announces the appointment of Bill Salus, Founder and CEO of Paddock Consultancy, to its Private Equity Advisory Board. […]

Hedge Funds Look to Private Equity – January 2017

Hedge Admin Shops Stretch Deeper into Private Equity Biz By Lydia Tomkiw January 11, 2017 | www.fundfire.com   Fund administrators are increasingly looking to private equity and other alternatives as areas of growth for 2017, following a difficult year for the hedge fund industry in which liquidations are on track to outpace launches. That also will follow another active year of […]

Private Fund Tech Upheaval – November 2016

Hamilton Lane Bets on Private Fund Tech Upheaval Article by Tom Stabile November 9, 2016 | www.fundfire.com   Hamilton Lane’s latest corporate investment in a data analytics firm aims yet again at an opportunity it sees brewing in its own backyard – its private equity peers automating systems and operations and upgrading from the market’s low-tech roots. The private equity […]

Saving Money – October 2016

Saving money seems to be top of mind for investment managers, particularly on cost of infrastructure…we call it Total Cost of Ownership at Paddock, and it refers to the growing costs of supporting technology and third party providers, from front to middle to back office…SEI’s recent paper on the costs of middle office show upwards […]