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How Your Rms Can Unleash (Or Stifle) Your Investment Team’s Effectiveness

While there are commonalities between asset classes, each asset class also has a unique set of relevant data and criteria.

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GTIS Partners

REAL ASSETS INVESTING, REAL PRODUCTIVITY GAINS

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Conducting Due Diligence During a Pandemic

Mercer-Backstop alliance allows asset allocators to kick the tires on investments remotely.

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The Institutional Investor’s Guide to Cryptocurrency

The allure of cryptocurrency for investing can be summed up in a few lines: it represents disruptive new application of blockchain technology, culminating in a fundamentally new kind of asset, and with it, the birth of a new investable asset class. Cryptocurrency is not a stock nor a bond. It is not a company with financial statements and cash flows. It is not a traditional commodity like gold or oil. It’s an asset entirely unto it’s own, where valuation continues to evolve, and with it the use cases, networks and macro narratives through which the ultimate value will be determined.

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The 7 Questions Every Head Of Business Development Needs Answers To...pronto

As the head of business development, you have targets for net asset inflow. To meet these targets, you are called on every day to make decisions that will help you and your team optimize your win rate, your pipeline, and your time. Making the right decisions requires comprehensive, detailed, real-time data. This data must provide clear answers to seven questions that will help you maximize team efficiencies and identify team priorities.

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The Hillman Company

Leveraging the Right Technology to Build a Lasting Legacy

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This Is How Asset Managers Can Conquer the Security Portion of Allocator RFIs and DDQs

Here, we provide information on maturing your security posture and offer five guidelines to help you navigate the security section of RFIs and DDQs.

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An Allocator’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions About Information Security in an RFI

Asset Allocators can avoid unnecessary risk in vendor selection by following four guidelines that strengthen and streamline their firm’s due diligence activities.

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Ready, Set, Scramble: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Regulatory and Institutional Due Diligence

Listen to Josh Mika, Doug Rothschild, and Mitchee Chung discuss how allocators are adjusting their investment and operational due diligence practices to the pandemic.

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Commentary: The avoidable risk CIOs are unknowingly introducing into their organizations

Many institutional investors are taking security more seriously and dedicating a portion of their requests for information or requests for pricing to questions about a potential vendor's security.

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AI-CIO Article - A System to Help Asset Allocators Adapt to Remote Working

Learn how ERS Texas (alongside other asset owner clients) has managed to maintain business continuity in these uncertain times.

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Employees Retirement System of Texas

Helping an organization that’s critically important to Texans live up to its institutional aspirations

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E-Book: Key Reports Investment Teams Can Deliver to Their CIO

Every minute matters. That is our mantra at Backstop, which is why we make it our mission to simplify the complex: empowering our clients to operate efficiently, invest intelligently, and communicate effectively. To learn more, download our new Key Reports E-Book!

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Year In Review 2019

We started 2019 on the heels of securing a $20 million financing round and announcing our acquisition of a leading data provider for institutional investors, BarclayHedge, in late December 2018. To learn how we put that funding to use for our clients, download our new Year In Review report!

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THE MCP GROUP

Beyond the CRM: How a Global Alternative Asset Management Firm Leverages Backstop for Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation

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Duke Management Company

Using Backstop to Manage Four Multi-Billion University Endowments and Investment Pools

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Austin Housing Conservancy

Using Backstop to Manage a Hybrid Real Estate Investment Approach

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Freestone Capital

Using Backstop to Track and Manage Complex Alternative Strategies

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From CIO to CIO: 9 LESSONS CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICERS CAN LEARN FROM CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS

Institutional CIOs are increasingly finding themselves leaders for implementing new systems and technologies, an uncomfortable position for investment professionals without an IT or technology background. Here are 9 lessons that Chief Information Officers have for CIOs when undertaking digital transformations.

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Decision-Making in the Age of Imperfect Data

Learn about the issues that imperfect data causes, and how our panel of institutional investors addresses those issues, including their strategies for consolidating this data and using it to drive actionable insights into their portfolios.

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