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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Have you heard from software vendors that there is a particular best practice for an investment process and that's why you are having to force-fit your processes into your technology? After working with more than 800 clients in the institutional and alternative investment industry for the past 15 years, we've found that there is no such thing as a single best practice for any business process. That's why it's imperative to choose configurable software that will conform to your business processes, not the other way around.
HOW TO UNLOCK SIX INSIGHTS YOUR DATA STRATEGY COULD BE HIDING FROM YOU
Learn how to unlock important new insights into your performance by marrying quantitative portfolio metrics with qualitative data.
Sum of All Fears
Investment offices often engage in theoretical exercises about scenarios that could hurt their portfolios. These stress tests focus on probable market scenarios, such as 10-year rates or inflation/oil spiking. But very few consider operational failures. This paper attempts to remedy this lack.