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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...

Private Equity Data Science Professionals Talk Logistics

Private Equity Data Science Professionals Talk Logistics

Business Insider’s Casey Sullivan wrote recently on six private equity firms to watch for how they use data science. Helpfully, Casey pointed out the key individuals that each have hired to lead their data teams. We agree with the quote attributed to Afsheen Afshar,...

So What If Alt Credit Is Like Fentanyl?

So What If Alt Credit Is Like Fentanyl?

The success of the alternative private credit market has earned some scrutiny, and questions about whether it’s too good to be true. Recently Dan Rasmussen and Greg Obsenshain of Verdad Advisors wrote in Institutional Investor that private credit is like the addictive...

Risk and the Dirty Secret of Automation

Risk and the Dirty Secret of Automation

​If you’re going to automate poorly, you’re better off not automating. That’s one conclusion to consider after reading Tony Rifilato’s recent story in Fund Intelligence on new research. Tony and I had a chance to sit down earlier this year, and talked through where...