The 'Data Management & Analytics in Focus 2021' special report comprises four separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Technology, data and analytics become essential value drivers

Technology, data and analytics become essential value drivers

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.

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Ushering in the future

Ushering in the future

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

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Opportunity for managers to drive impact in ESG analytics

Opportunity for managers to drive impact in ESG analytics

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.