In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge.
Technology & software solutions
The private equity industry and the legal firms servicing the space have witnessed an unparalleled digital transformation in recent weeks. Driven by the Covid-19 crisis, the legacy of this dramatic change will endure long after the calamity has passed.
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Docupace, a maker of cloud-based wealth management software, has secured a significant growth equity investment from FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investment firm.
By Paul Harragan, EY – For many large cap and mid-market funds, cybersecurity risk is no longer a topic that is left off the boardroom agenda, in-fact effective cybersecurity risk management is considered a key driver for value creation.
The increasing pressures on private equity firms to follow compliance rules and maintain transparency, coupled with the plethora of online systems to manage several communication avenues and priorities both internally and externally, are presenting some very real challenges for financial organisations today.
At Donnelley Financial Solutions (‘DFIN’), a leading risk and compliance solutions provider, security is embedded in its DNA. Over the years, the firm has built out an array of financial technologies to support its clients as they operate in increasingly complex markets, where risks come in a variety of forms; not least of which is the constant threat to data security.
Private equity firms are having to double down on cyber risks in the current climate, as hackers exploit the chaos caused by Covid-19 to target PE-backed companies with ransomware attacks. In a recent Bloomberg article, the point was made that as many PE owners have deep pockets, they are a prime target for ransomware attackers, especially those driving operational efficiencies to improve a company’s P&L position; this can, in certain circumstances, lead to stripped back cybersecurity operations.
Hamilton Lane Collaborate to Bring New Efficiencies to Alternative Investment Operations
Tech start-up Blueprint has secured a GBP1million seed investment led by Magnus Rausing’s MAHR Projects and including Founders Factory and Hambro Perks.