Jun
2
2015

Who’s in your Top Ten? – LP demands push decile rankings

Deciles and quartiles have been around for a long time and have been used to rank everything from hereditary traits to student test scores to crime rates. First seen in 1882 and 1879 respectively, both terms are attributed to Francis Galton (1822-1911), the British mathematician, explorer and cousin to the considerably more famous Charles Darwin.…

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May
19
2015

Have an ESG Reporting Headache? Try a Technology Solution

The private market is ready for a technology solution to ease ESG reporting burden and to help investors focus on the objective of ESG integration – collecting and applying environmental, social and governance data to inform investments. A growing number of investors are acting on the recognition that integrating ESG factors into investing can protect and create long term value.…

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May
11
2015

New Investor Services Make Life Easier For LPs

Doing things better and making jobs easier usually means finding ways to create order out of chaos. That’s probably what Mary Shelly, author of the classic nineteenth century gothic novel, Frankenstein, meant when she wrote, “Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.” These days, many limited partners investing in alternative investments find themselves in in a state of increasing chaos despite all of the powerful and sophisticated technological solutions they use to manage their investments.…

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Mar
23
2015

Going Mobile in Alternative Investing

I’m not generally an early adopter when it comes to technology. I didn’t get a mobile phone until the late 1990’s, because I was ambivalent about their value. But the first iPhone floored me, and when I bought one, it changed the very nature of computing for me.…

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