“For too long the best investments have been out of reach, even for the majority of sophisticated investors. Investment technology platforms can democratise access to private investments, helping investors to build more diverse, resilient, and higher performing investment portfolios,” says Kinson Lo, founder of London-based online investment platform Dot Investing. In this op-ed Lo explains how he believes tech can streamline the investment process and why it's particularly important during times like these.
By Purva Aggarwal, Private Equity Wire – The pandemic has accelerated underlying technological changes which were anticipated in supply chains with respect to software and technology adoption, according to Dave Dolan, managing director at corporate finance adviser DC Advisory.
As the second quarter showed the worst quarterly fall in output ever recorded in the UK, investors point to how the recovery of the UK economy as a whole may rely on the prosperity of SMEs, start-ups and high-growth firms.
UK VC reserves of GBP8.4bn could provide crucial funding as country emerges from crisis, says British Patient Capital
British Patient Capital comments on the British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker which reveals UK VCs currently have a record amount of dry powder ready to deploy.
Stephen Schwarzman, the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, believes that companies will respond and diversify their supply chains, with the coronavirus lockdown exposing risks that previously might not have been factored in.
With Covid-19 raising concerns over the risk of infection from physical cash exchanging hands, the payments industry looks set to see a seismic shift in its modus operandi as developed economies navigate through and out of lockdown restrictions. Private Equity Wire caught up with Ravi Sharma, banking and payments lead analyst at data analytics and consulting firm Global Data, to hear about some of the most interesting trends that will affect the payments industry going forward.
The world of private capital has witnessed a solid number of tech fund closures and tech related deals since the coronavirus crisis began. But despite the sharp rally that started in March and continued through April though, William De Gale, co-portfolio manager of BlueBox Global Technology, is cautioning against thinking that the rest of 2020 will be plain sailing for technology.
By Paddy Kirwan, Head of Client Operations, MUFG Investors Services APAC – A flurry of real estate projects across the Asia-Pacific region has sparked a surge in interest from a variety of investors for private equity real estate funds.
As countries worldwide go into lockdown in order to contain Covid-19, Invesco is urging greater international cooperation and that the crisis is viewed as a “shared shock with shared solutions.”
As the first documented case of the Corona virus is confirmed in Germany and the death toll rises above 100, investors are urging for “caution” to keep markets stable.