Following the pandemic and market volatility that ensued in its earlier days, private debt assets have hit new highs with total AUM reaching $887 billion as of June 2020 . To address this immense growth, however, deal/fund structures – along with operations and technology – have become far more complex, especially for those creative deals that have been designed to align with higher risk tolerance.
As managers continue to seek ways to improve their business continuity after COVID-19 drastically uprooted the workplace, many have turned their focus toward accelerating their digital transformation using a data governance solution. In the realm of data management, buy-side firms are making significant inroads by leveraging digital-first providers to propel themselves further up the data maturity curve and along in their journey.
Looking back to when some of the major stock indexes plunged in March, it was unclear just how much of an impact COVID-19 would have on the financial markets, let alone on society as a whole. But, as we cross a year into the pandemic, we can now see that while this year’s market volatility has created many challenges, it has also uncovered opportunities and areas ripe for investment.
With the sheer volume available today, most hedge funds and private equity firms consume data from a variety of sources such as market data providers, counterparties, fund admins and accounting systems. As a result, data is processed and consumed at multiple touchpoints, which can lead to dataset duplication and quality issues. However, implementing a robust master data management platform will enable funds to mitigate these challenges while simultaneously providing efficiencies and tangible insights. Read More