How LPs Select a GP – The 4 Ps
22nd May 2018 - Article - Knowledge Library
How LPs Select a GP – The 4 Ps
The private equity industry has remained largely unchanged for many years – until recently it has broadly been unaffected by digitalisation like most other industries. However, we are now seeing a shift in the ecosystem, with a greatly increased level of due diligence undertaken by the Limited Partner (LP) when selecting a General Partner (GP) to invest with. Within this article we will take a close look at four particular areas of review; people, performance, process, and price. (more…)
How AI and Blockchain are Reshaping Private Equity
15th May 2018 - Article - Knowledge Library
How AI and Blockchain are Reshaping Private Equity (…and their underlying portfolio companies)
We are operating in an era of digital disruption – where fintech is no longer a buzz word, but the norm. One specific area which has traditionally been largely unaffected by technological progression is Private Equity. However that is set to change with the industry beginning to embrace the opportunities provided by blockchain and artificial intelligence. Within this article we will explore the use cases for the technologies themselves, and consider how they may transform Private Equity as we know it. (more…)
Luxembourg as a financial hub and Lawson Conner’s Lux AIFM solution
6th February 2018 - Knowledge Library
Luxembourg has become the largest investment fund centre in Europe, and it is set to have a greater pull for UK fund managers and investors post-Brexit, as uncertainty mounts about whether the UK will retain access to the single market and access to ECB liquidity swap lines.
The state of the Hedge Fund market
6th January 2018 - Knowledge Library - White Papers
2017 has seen greater potential for profitability for emerging investment firms, and general investor negativity towards hedge fund fees has declined. This update will look at some of the key reports that have been released over the course of the last couple of months, and focus on assessing the state of the hedge fund market as well as discussing the trends that we could see in 2018.
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Robo Advice and Artificial Intelligence – What is it and what does it mean for your firm?
6th September 2017 - Knowledge Library - White Papers
Robo advice has the potential to affect all financial services firms as it seeks to provide traditional investment and financial services, both regulated (such as advice) and unregulated (such as guidance), cheaper and quicker than traditional firms. It essentially replaces human interaction and decision-making processes with algorithms.
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CyberSecurity: threats from high and low
6th April 2017 - Knowledge Library - White Papers
Andrew Frost, Director, Investment Management Solutions of Lawson Conner, looks at the cyber intrusion challenges facing the industry in the near future.
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FinTech: innovation and compliance
6th April 2016 - Knowledge Library
Andrew Frost, Director, Investment Management Solutions, explores the challenges faced by UK FinTechs and discusses why compliance and regulation should be considered from the outset in order to avoid delays and the potential loss of revenue at launch.
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Institutional investors support external ManCos
6th March 2016 - Knowledge Library
Lawson Conner’s Daniel Maycock, Director, Investment Management Solutions, and Andrew Frost, Director, Investment Management Solutions, discuss the support of institutional investors towards external ManCos in the 2016 Global Fund Media AIFMD Fund Services Report.
FinTech Connect Live interview with Lawson Conner
6th December 2015 - Knowledge Library
Andrew Frost, Director, Investment Management Solutions, is interviewed at the FinTech Connect Live Conference 2015, where Gerhard Grueter, Managing Director, presented on How to ensure that your start-up is regulatory compliant.
Regulatory demands for FinTech – Lawson Conner interview with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
6th November 2015 - Knowledge Library
On Tuesday 11th November, 2015, Gerhard Grueter, Managing Director of Lawson Conner, led a one hour seminar with Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) members at the FinTech Professional Forum.
Following his presentation, Gerhard spoke with Markus Krebsz, Chairman, CISI FinTech Forum, to discuss regulatory change and the challenges faced by FinTech start-ups.
The full presentation can be accessed by CISI members through the CISI website.
A new way of accessing Europe’s EUR19trn market
6th September 2015 - Knowledge Library
In September 2015, HedgeWeek spoke to Lawson Conner’s Daniel Maycock, Director, Investment Management Solutions, about the introduction of AIFMD, the implication of this and the options open to US hedge funds for entering the European market.
System integration has created cyber threat
6th July 2015 - Knowledge Library
Gerhard Grueter, Managing Director of Lawson Conner, discusses how cybersecuirty risks have grown as global businesses have become more integrated with counterparties and system architectures have grown in complexity.
Setting up a hedge fund under AIFMD – Global Fund Media interview Lawson Conner
6th February 2015 - Knowledge Library
In February 2015, Global Fund Media (GFM) published a Guide to AIFMD as a GFM Special Report. Included in this was an interview with Lawson Conner’s Managing Director, Gerhard Grueter, and Daniel Maycock, Director, Investment Management Solutions, discussing setting up a hedge fund under AIFMD.
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