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What’s The Benefit Of Data-Centered Fund Operations

What’s The Benefit Of Data-Centered Fund Operations

In the private fund world, it seems we’ve all been working on widgets; on extract, transform and load solutions, and on APIs that allow data to be moved efficiently and securely to gain more efficiency. But when we get into the place where performance really happens,...

7 Essential Qualities For Modern Fund Operations Leaders

7 Essential Qualities For Modern Fund Operations Leaders

​It’s no secret, the way private funds share data is changing, rapidly and dramatically. A lot rides on data operations decisions that appear more complex than ever. Deftly navigating the new landscape would seem to command a unique array of skills. There are certain...

Have You Considered An Outsourced CTO?

Have You Considered An Outsourced CTO?

​Think Advisor quotes Doug Fritz of F2 Strategy saying recent fintech closures are the tip of the tip of the iceberg. We come back to that 1992 Steve Jobs presentation at MIT we’ve shared before. He cited the work of famed CIO Paul Strassmann who pointed out that...

COVID-19… Private Funds Are Starting to Lean into The Fight

COVID-19… Private Funds Are Starting to Lean into The Fight

Four weeks into COVID-19’s assault across the U.S., private funds are starting to regain their footing and fight back. BlackRock has ridden into the fray to reinforce the New York Federal Reserve and buy up bonds. The alternative assets industry, despite taking early...

Fees are down, but some fees are less down than others

Fees are down, but some fees are less down than others

Chief Investment Officer’s Steffan Navado-Perez reported - before the wave of coronavirus news washed over us - on new research from Harvard and Stanford showing pension funds have been paying vastly different fees at the same funds. As the COVID-19 tide eventually...

The World COVID-19 Is Bringing Us Is Never Going Away

The World COVID-19 Is Bringing Us Is Never Going Away

Disoriented by coronavirus updates? We are too. But while we’re here, we’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the future. It got here faster than we expected. The future was going to bring us a largely virtual and distributed workforce. Telehealth was...

A Dramatic Rise In Corporate Finance Automation Started Up This Year

A Dramatic Rise In Corporate Finance Automation Started Up This Year

We noticed Jonathan Balkin at Lionpoint Group sharing this piece from Nina Trentmann at The Wall Street Journal. Nina points out the pressure on corporate finance departments to become more efficient and the role automation is playing to make that happen. Jonathan is...