Are fund selectors sitting on a vast data treasure trove?

The majority of investment research and due diligence concludes with a qualitative recommendation.  No matter how much structured quantitative data is provided, the process of refining information into actionable insight is done through qualitative enrichment, created by the analysts at the investing firm.  This process itself creates a highly valuable data set in the form …

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Diligend Webinar-How Covid-19 has changed Fund Due Diligence?

Diligend Announces New Quarterly Webinar Series  New York, NY, May 05, 2021.  Diligend will be holding a new quarterly webinar series starting on May 19th 2021. The first webinar, How Has Covid-19 Changed Fund Due Diligence?, will be hosted by Fund Due Diligence experts Brian Digney (Innnocap) and Douglas J. Walouke (Fund Evaluation Group) as they share their thoughts on how Covid-19 has impacted fund due diligence and how teams are building a strong …

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Assessing Fund Managers By Qualitative Factors: Reality Vs. Fantasy

The reality of evaluating fund managers is much more multifaceted than one would assume. Due to the increasingly complex nature of the industry and recent challenges like the Covid-19 pandemic, relying on numerical factors is no longer the only driver in effect within manager selection and monitoring. There is a fundamental divide between managers and …

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Why does the fund manager selection process take so long and is there a way to shorten it?

The average time it takes to select an investment manager is between 3 to 6 months. For some, the process might take over a year or even longer, up to 36 months. Whether an investor is selecting between an established fund manager or a relatively unknown player, the selection process has always been a complex …

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Emerging Managers Due Diligence, how is it Different?

According to Preqin research, emerging PE managers offered LPs higher returns on an attractive risk-reward basis every year. Cambridge Associates also reported that emerging managers and smaller funds tend to outperform larger scale, more established funds. What obstacles do emerging managers face? A high-risk bias is the primary (but not the only) reason for constraints …

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What is Investors Plan for H1 2021Alternative Asset Allocation?

HFM, and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of the alternative investment management industry, surveyed 65 investors (with US$3.8 trillion in total investor assets, US$156 billion of which is invested in hedge funds) and senior IR and marketing professionals from 135 hedge fund managers to discover the changes allocators plan for their …

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Deloitte partners with Diligend

Diligend, a leading investment management software provider that brings the power of technology to institutional investors and consultants, today announced it has added Deloitte Consulting as a client. Deloitte will use Diligend’s solution to digitize and streamline their processes, which include Operational Due Diligence (ODD) on investment managers and service provider RFPs and client surveys. …

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An annual review of your fund manager – how to get an accurate evaluation?

The beginning of the year is the time for investors to review how well their portfolios perform, and how successful fund managers were in managing the investments in the previous year. In this article, we provide guidelines on what to ask and highlight the main evaluation areas to help create a complete and systematic fund …

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What are the expectations for the institutional investment market in 2021?

Even though we were all eager to send off 2020, no one really expected that when the clock struck midnight on December 31st, all 2020 problems will be gone. However, COVID-19 vaccine development’s announcement brought some general optimism, and the financial market was not an exception. Fund managers expect strong investment market recovery in 2021 …

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