Lesson 12: Don’t risk your reputation: secure your capital calls

The number of cyberattacks on capital calls is increasing, proving the traditional way of sending capital calls through email with a PDF attached is no longer secure. In 2021, Private Equity fundraising amounted to €118 billion euros.1 With such a significant amount transacted, the increasing cyberattacks should push fund managers to secure their process.   […]

AMF: Proposed minimum environmental criteria for categories SFDR Article 9 and 8

On the 10th of February, the Authorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), published a proposal on the minimum environmental criteria required for a financial product to be categorised as Article 9 or Article 8 under the European regulation SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations). The proposal is based on an informal consultation conducted with financial actors. The […]

Lesson 9: Monitor the performance of your funds in both financial and ESG terms

Having a clear overview of the performance of the portfolio companies is crucial to analyse the impact of strategy and decisions taken by the company. Today, fund managers keep track of these metrics in multiple excels files. Susceptible to many edits by different team members, these excel files fail provide data reliability. Moreover, the complex […]

Lesson 8: Work as a team around the same tool for efficient management of your funds

Private Equity historically has been a low-tech industry. Fund management processes are manual, monotonous, and have less value added. The Covid-19 pandemic has catalysed the digital transformation of the Private Equity industry. Fund managers have realised the importance of taking control of their data, automatising manual tasks, and having a tool where their teams can […]

Lesson 7: Send targeted communications to investors

Investor are demanding more! More data, more information, and more transparency. To satisfy investors, fund managers are starting to send out a greater number of reports with precise data. On average, investor relation teams spend around 2 hours each month per investor to deal with specific demands or meetings with investors – amounting to 172 […]

French Start-ups: Generative AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the buzz in the past months. With ChatGPT and generative AI being the center of this conversation, people are questioning the possibilities and capabilities of AI and its impact on our future.   Difference between AI and Generative AI As tennis is to sports, generative AI is a sub-category of […]

Private Equity: An option for retirement savings

Tuesday marked the second strike in France that contested the pension reform that would increase the retirement age to 65 and raise the years of contribution for a full pension from 41 to 43. France observes a growing divide between the rich and poor in society. With a sentiment of shift from a solidarity economy […]