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Cybersecurity cannot be a onetime implementation exercise. It requires ongoing management, review and maintenance. And although there has been significant growth in private equity (PE) managers adopting cybersecurity software and solutions, there is still considerable progress to be made.
Planning ahead must form a building block of certainty for private equity firms looking to bolster their cybersecurity infrastructure. An attack or a potential breach is bound to take place, given the current market conditions and being well-prepared is the bedrock of their defence and response to such an event.
Cybersecurity is connected to every single part of a business. Having the right solution and working with experienced partners is critical. Private equity firms understand that having a robust set up in this regard is necessary to remain competitive. Those willing to learn and evolve faster are reaping the rewards in terms of harnessing the value of secure cloud-based business IT architecture.
By A Paris — General partners (GPs) have a raft of technology solutions to choose from when looking to make sure their cybersecurity infrastructure is robust. Deploying state-of-the-art technology which meets the needs of the organisation and provides the security necessary is vital for GPs to continue operating, both from a regulatory point of view and also to ensure they continue to attract capital.
Given its inherently analytical nature, private equity is well placed to include environment, social and governance (ESG) factors in its investment process. The challenge lies in making sure the data being collected is relevant and material. This hurdle needs to be conquered as investors are starting to pass over managers who are not taking this matter seriously.
As the ultimate black swan event hit the world in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic, private equity managers came to understand the necessity of including scenario analysis in their investment process.
The past year has taught the world to expect the unexpected. Private Capital managers and investors have learnt to be adaptable and nimble in the face of challenging circumstances. However, although no one can predict the future, data analytics and tools are evolving to help managers map potential future risks and outcomes. New functionality is also being considered in view of the growing appetite for private credit investments
By A Paris – Private equity may have, historically, lagged the broader financial industry when it comes to the adoption of technology and automation. But as more data becomes available, reporting and transparency requirements on behalf of limited partners (LPs) ramp up and firms continue to diversify their investments, access to analytical tools and the expertise to use them is fast becoming a necessity.