Remote working has forced fund administrators to confront some tricky issues. Are their platforms up to scratch? Do they have capacity to cope with the increased demand for data? How can you conduct due diligence with the world in lockdown? Our Fund Services Report looks at how technology is being bolstered in response to the new virtual reality.
Key trends: The pandemic accelerated a move toward a virtual world
There’s a digital revolution going on as technology platforms are proving their mettle in this time of need, and that is transforming the world of fund administration.
Luxembourg powers ahead
Private debt funds domiciled in the Grand Duchy rose 36% in AUM to a record €108.4bn in 2020, helped by a series of regulatory changes.
The lure of the Emerald Isle
With Dublin emerging as a top Brexit relocation spot for financial services and a new funds law luring the alternatives industry, Ireland is starting to stand out as a private debt jurisdiction.
IHS Markit: Where to focus first in data management
As the adoption of data analytics grows, what must firms do to ensure robust processes are in place? IHS Markit’s Jocelyn Lewis and Elina Gokh share some insights.
How GPs’ special relationship with fund service providers is evolving
The remit of fund service providers is widening as a global pandemic and technological and regulatory pressures force managers to turn to outside help.
How deal documents have divided the world
Western and Eastern private debt deals have little in common when it comes to how borrowers and lenders are treated.
Taking note of the new SEC valuation rule
Private funds that ignore the new SEC Rule 2a-5 do so at their own peril, says Duff & Phelps valuations expert David Larsen.
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