Mar 14, 2022
Private real estate. Hedge funds. Commodities. Cryptocurrencies. Private equity. These are just a few types of investments broadly classified under the umbrella of “alternative investments”. And it is an umbrella that is quickly growing, with total assets under management in alternatives blowing past the $9 trillion mark in 2021. Just five years ago, this figure was closer to $4 trillion.
Mar 8, 2022
In the private placements world, syndicated deals are the “big fish” everybody is aiming for. Deal sizes, commissions, and the credibility boosts are much larger. The problem? So are their complexities and inefficiencies.
Feb 2, 2022
As we move into 2022, we wanted to highlight a few of the major product updates that are being released in 1Q22 and preview what’s next in our roadmap.
Jan 17, 2022
Nineteen. That’s approximately the number of paper forms an institutional investor interested in subscribing to a private placement must fill out. From certifying beneficial ownership to confirmations that they have sufficient anti-money laundering guidelines, even getting past the first step can be a major hurdle.
Jan 10, 2022
Investment advisors today face one key challenge – creating value in ways that can resist the increasing commoditization of wealth management. Decades ago, executing simple stock market trades were expensive affairs requiring calls placed to a broker (who often also provided stock recommendations). Now, they are commoditized affairs where the main differentiator is price.
Nov 29, 2021
Are financial services companies fully harnessing the power of intelligent workflows in the private capital markets? Or are they being left behind?
Nov 16, 2021
Today, financial institutions must contend with the accelerated rise of the three ‘Cs’ – competition, compliance, and costs.
Nov 2, 2021
Software is eating the world. These were the words investor Marc Andreessen – cofounder of prominent venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz – wrote back in 2011. In the ten years since, much of his proclamation has come true. Netflix disrupted cable, Airbnb disrupted hotels, Uber disrupted taxis. And fintech is disrupting wealth management.
Oct 4, 2021
The pandemic caused widespread disruptions to global supply chains, leading to shortages and supply shocks for many goods. Although not a physical good per se, we see a similar thing happening in the private placements market.