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Sep 20, 2022

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Private Equity

The past 15 years have seen a surge in private equity in nearly every respect—in assets under management, the number of funds, managers and investors, the variety and complexity of fund structures, the size of the private company universe, and, most significantly, in private company valuations. Observers have called it a dramatic “paradigm shift” compared to the days before the 2008 financial crisis when private equity was a fairly closed society. Fueled largely by institutional allocators seeking superior returns to the public markets, private equity has gone mainstream as an asset class.

Nov 29, 2021

Alternative Investment Predictions for 2022

What can general partners (GPs) expect from limited partners in the coming year? In our sixth annual survey, SS&C Intralinks, in association with Private Equity Wire, asked 199 LPs across the globe their views on alternative investment performance over the past year and their plans for 2022.

Sep 23, 2021

SS&C Named Top Hedge Fund, Private Equity Administrator by Global Custodian

Global Custodian has named SS&C GlobeOp as a top administrator for hedge funds and private equity funds in its annual survey, significantly outperforming the industry average for the second year in a row. The independent annual survey asked SS&C clients to rate administrators across a number of categories, including client service, reporting and onboarding. Their response is a testament to the continued investment SS&C has made in its fund administration business over the last year.

Sep 15, 2021

Private markets grow and thrive amid industry trends

Data collected since the 2008 financial crisis continues to support the long growth trajectory of the underlying strategies and assets of credit, real assets and private equity. Following the trends, we know now the strength and resilience of these assets leading to what we now call private markets. Private markets fill investors’ need for diversification, yield and maximized returns.

Mar 18, 2021

Using data analytics to inform private equity investments

At Private Equity Wire’s Technology Summit last month, we participated in the Data Analytics panel. The panel discussed technology developments, tools, and insights. What should private equity firms be doing to optimize the way they source and aggregate data? Can predictive analytics help bring marginal gains to investment portfolios?

Mar 16, 2021

Worlds collide: insurance and alternatives

Insurance companies and alternative investment managers are converging in the pursuit of higher yield investments, and we are seeing this play out in several ways: insurance companies continue to increase alternatives allocations through limited/general partnership structures and/or by acquiring alternative investment managers in order to gain deal flow and expertise. At the same time, alternative investment managers are investing in insurance companies or launching re-insurance ventures to create a steady stream of capital inflows from premiums.

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.

Jun 24, 2020

Performance measurement for private equities

Recent volatility in markets worldwide is a timely reminder of the benefits of diversification in an investment portfolio.  Since 2000, investment in private equity (PE) has significantly increased and provided investors greater diversification across growth assets. Over this time, private equity’s net asset value rose more than sevenfold globally, and PE-backed companies more than doubled to over 8,000 just in the USA, while the total number of publicly owned companies saw a modest decline. The increased usage of PE as an asset class across pension schemes, sovereign funds and wealth investors has created a need to provide analysis that accurately captures the investment performance of both the general and limited partners, across which fund expenses and distributions are allocated.

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