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Nov 12, 2020

SS&C Leading Fund Administrator in Asia-Pacific-Focused for Private Capital Funds

Preqin has named SS&C GlobeOp the #1 fund administrator by number of known Asia-Pacific-focused private capital funds serviced. In the wake of continued growth in the region over the past three years, the rankings recognize the most active service providers supporting the private capital industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Oct 21, 2020

Hold my data, please! Managing your Real Assets data in the age of COVID-19

This summer, I attended the 2020 NCREIF Virtual Summer Conference, and aside from COVID-19, the second most popular topic raised in every session was data management.  Panelists from some of the largest investment firms in the Real Assets industry were lamenting how their jobs had shifted in recent months, almost completely away from investment management and towards data management. 

Oct 2, 2020

Open ended funds: changes and opportunities—what are we learning in this market correction?

In the last decade, the popularity of open ended funds has grown. We have seen many of our real assets clients launch such funds in recent years. One of the attributes investors appreciate is the diversity of property types. However, in recent years, we’ve seen the Internet of Things have an impact on various property types. The transition to online shopping, for example, has had an obvious effect on the retail sector.

Sep 30, 2020

Data resiliency during transformative markets: maintaining strong valuation processes when data dries up

Market participants fear the unknown. Yet, in an era of truly unprecedented market turmoil and subsequent government intervention, it is more difficult than ever to predict even basic economic metrics in an effort to project a ballpark figure for global GDP in 2020. However, investors recognize that volatility leads to opportunity with new fund launches continuing in 2020, despite the volatility. Just in the first half of 2020, there have been 85 different SPAC filings, 139 Private Equity closings raising $41B, and 95 new Hedge Fund launches.

 

Aug 12, 2020

Online marketing strategies for property management companies are changing

An estimated 90% of all renters find apartments online, and over 60% are using mobile devices to search for their next place to live. Craigslist, rent.com, apartmentguide.com and similar apartment search sites dominate the front page of Google for “apartment” related keywords. Those online marketing platforms are popular with property owners, and take up most of their marketing budget.

Jul 6, 2020

Opportunities in European last-mile logistics

As customers adjusted to pandemic mitigation measures, online orders from western Europe across all retail segments jumped as much as 80% in the first two weeks of April 2020 as compared to the previous year. Experts think these buying habits may become permanent, as the range of products consumers are buying online has expanded to include essentials like groceries and over-the-counter medication.

Jun 15, 2020

Operational readiness to capitalize on opportunities emerging from COVID-19 for Private Debt

The term “private debt” is typically applied to debt investments that are not financed by banks and are not issued or traded in an open market. Since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis (GFC), private debt has found its way to portfolios of institutional investors. Regulatory changes have required that banks deleverage their balance sheets, and non-bank lenders and private debt funds have emerged as the alternative to the debt that was previously available through banks.

May 28, 2020

Pension funds: the infrastructure opportunity

As economies around the world begin to switch back on, it’s time for pension funds to shift focus from short-term cash commitments to seizing the longer term, inflation-hedged infrastructure opportunities.

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