Oct
30
2012

New Product: FrontInvest & FrontAnalytics 7.1

We recently released the 7.1 version of our flagship products, with a profusion of new features, capabilities and enhancements designed to serve all levels of private equity and alternative investing activity. 7.1 continues eFront’s expansion in four strategic dimensions: tighter integration, deeper capabilities, greater ease of use and faster deployment.…

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Oct
22
2012

Just how bad is IRR? The frightening truth is finally unveiled

“You can’t eat IRR.” Many PE investors have read or heard this phrase somewhere. And as will be demonstrated below, IRR truly is a terrible measure of PE performance. This fact, combined with the fund managers’ ability to shop for the best statistically weak vintage year benchmarks with small sample sizes from many vendors which can allow over 60% of funds to claim top quartile status, and, the ability to further increase chances of these peak performance measure by adjusting the vintage year by a year forward or back, provide compelling arguments to come up with something much better NOW.…

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Oct
17
2012

Analyzing investments with dashboards: a closer look

The market continues to demand the ability to conduct real-time analyses of investment, fund and portfolio performance along various dimensions. I’ll take a closer look at the portion of the latest eFront product release that enables these capabilities for GPs and LPs: FrontAnalytics Dashboards.…

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Oct
11
2012

Breaking the mold with new private equity benchmarking techniques

For as long as the private equity industry has been in existence, LPs have relied on benchmarks to help them evaluate the performance of their investments. Historically, though, no precise benchmark has been available to evaluate either funds of funds or funds spanning multiple geographies.…

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