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

SPECIAL REPORT

Dialogue and transparency take centre stage

Dialogue and transparency take centre stage

By A Paris – The fundraising environment over the course of 2020 was far from easy – the shift to remote working coupled with the uncertain outlook from an economic and a well-being point of view did not bode well for PE managers looking to raise capital. However, figures show activity in the space may not have taken such a hard hit. This may have been likely due to the proactive response of investor relations (IR) teams within the industry which sought to maintain dialogue with their clients and their broader network.

Story

Leveraging technology for increased investor engagement

Leveraging technology for increased investor engagement

Limited partners (LPs) are becoming more risk-averse and demanding increased transparency from the general partners (GPs) with whom they work. In turn, GPs recognise the value in strengthening their relationships with LPs, and are more open to using technology to provide LPs with a seamless experience. Angelica Tigan, Director at BlackRock and Global Head of Business Development for eFront Investment Café, discusses the impact that the pandemic has had on LP/ GP relations, as well as recent developments in investor relationship management tools.