Our own Jeff Williams was featured in PE Manager Magazine this month discussing data management and how fund managers can make use of technology in his article "Private Fund Manager 2.0."
Jeff writes "I’m willing to bet that in looking through the investment opportunities you’ve seen over the last 18 months, you probably remember where most of the best ones came from. You work closely with your deal sources and, accordingly, it’s not hard to remember who you have to thank for showing you the good ones.
But if you’re seeing more than several hundred opportunities every year, I’d also be willing to bet that properly-captured data would show you interesting insights into the sources you rely upon to create value for your investors.
The ability to track where your investments are sourced is one of the obvious benefits technology provides to many of today’s investment managers. I’d even argue that it has become the norm. Many of our clients are now tracking fifteen years or more of their data and always know who the hottest sources are over the last twelve months, six months, and three months."