White Paper: TOP TIME WASTERS FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
More and more institutions have taken their investment responsibilities in-house over the last several years. With insourcing, however, comes new challenges: the inefficiencies in research management, operational due diligence, and portfolio management that occur with an understaffed team. This e-book takes a look at the top time wasters institutional investment professionals face, as well as the potential technology solutions that can help overcome them.Read More
White Paper: E-BOOK: HERE’S YOUR GDPR SURVIVAL GUIDE.
If GDPR seems daunting, you’re not alone. Backstop Solutions has created a GDPR Survival Guide especially for the alternative investment industry. This e-book provides a step-by-step plan to managing your GDPR compliance, and provides criteria for how to select technology vendors who can partner with you to help you do so. Download our free GDPR Survival Guide now.Read More
White Paper: 6 PORTFOLIO INSIGHTS YOU'RE MISSING WITH AN UNDEROPTIMIZED DATA STRATEGY
Successful investing depends on turning data into insights. As institutional investment professionals, you have plenty of data: it flows in from custodians, service providers, internal and external research, market news, and a hundred other disparate sources. But are you making the most of the data and using it to generate actionable portfolio insights?Read More
White Paper: SHOULD YOU BUILD VS. BUY SOFTWARE?
There are 4 questions financial services firms should ask when making the Build vs. Buy decision.
If you find yourself facing this fork in the road, there are 4 strategic questions that you would do well to ask and answer to guide your next steps. Learn what those 4 questions are, and how their answers might change your firm's software strategy, in this complimentary white paper.Read More
Case Study: Horsley Bridge
Learn how Horsley Bridge, a premier fund of funds based in San Francisco, CA, is investing in Backstop's client-centric technology for superior relationship management.Read More
Infographic: True Cloud vs. Fake Cloud: Why It Matters
Businesses of all kinds are “moving to the cloud” these days. But not all clouds are created equal - in fact, some of them are brazenly masquerading as "cloud-based" solutions when in truth, they're really "fake."
Our infographic provides a framework that can help you "look under the hood" to determine if a vendor touting their cloud software is a true cloud offering, a fake, or somewhere in between.Read More
White Paper: Performance Analysis of a Multi-Asset Class Portfolio
Are you tracking performance and attribution with the rigor necessary to accurately measure success?
Comprehensive and accurate analysis, measurement, and optimization of the multi-asset class portfolio demands a detailed and quantifiable approach. Our new white paper discusses the issue in depth.Read More
White Paper: Valuation Timing for Alternative Investments
Are you managing differences in valuation timing as effectively and consistently as you could be?
The variations in valuation timings present an ongoing challenge. A rigorous set of standards, shared across the organization is a key to managing those variations effectively and efficiently.Read More
White Paper: Visualizing the Family Office
The family office has evolved. Most now involve multiple entities, intricate layers, and byzantine ownership structures. This new normal requires management solutions that ensure clarity and accuracy across all stakeholders. Our recently released white paper examines the unique challenges posed by the family office today.Read More
Case Study: Geller Family Office
Backstop successfully helped seamless access to critical information, efficient processes and enhanced communications and better investment decision makingRead More
White Paper: Every Institutional Operations Team Needs to Be Better At Benchmarking Private Equity Investments.
The better the quality and reliability of the information coming out of an Institution's Operations group, the more liberated the investment and management teams are to do what they do best: synthesize information and make decisions.
For these reasons, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the performance of an investing organization hinges on its Operations team’s facility at benchmarking. Our white paper lays out the case for why a Public Market Equivalent element is essential to developing an accurate, defensible relative performance assessment of any Private Equity investment.Read More
White Paper: These 6 Investment Research Silos Are Crippling Institutional Investment Firms
Instead of flowing freely across an organization, data is restricted within silos. This results in vital facts being buried and important connections being missed. Download our white paper to find out which 6 information silos are the most dangerous for institutional investors, and what you can do to optimize the situation.Read More
White Paper: Building A Repeatable, Predictable, & Sustainable Capital Raising & Investor Retention Machine
Chances are, every alternative asset manager can claim to have a repeatable, predictable, and sustainable strategy for generating superior returns. However, it is unlikely that alternative asset management firms are applying the same discipline to their capital raising and retention efforts. Read out white paper to find out why focusing on business processes is crucial, as well as what the 4 critical components of building a repeatable, predictable, and sustainable capital-raising and retention machine are.Read More
White Paper: Still Managing Billions in Spreadsheets & Static Systems?
If you’re still using Excel spreadsheets, Dropbox, Word Documents, or OneDrive to manage your data, you need to read this white paper. You’ll learn the 5 areas in which you’ll feel the sting of static systems. Alternative investment firms have increased fiduciary responsibilities in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. To ensure investor satisfaction, regulatory compliance, operational efficiency, and solid decision-making, alternative investment firms need to make the move from relying on static documentation to practicing systematic data management.Read More
White Paper: Scaling Up to $1 Billion and Beyond: What Institutional Investors Expect
Your fund has posted solid returns. You are fully staffed with great analysts. You've invested in IT infrastructure, systems, and applications. But are you "institutional-ready?" Download this white paper to learn what institutional investors today expect from alternative investment managers.Read More
White Paper: Cloud-based vs. On-Premises Solutions: Which is Better For Alternative Investment Firms?
Alternative investment executives frequently have questions about cloud vs. on-premises solutions. What are the issues they most commonly raise and how do you help guide their thinking? Download this white paper to find out.Read More
White Paper: 7 Objections Alternative Investment IT Professionals Still Have To The Cloud (And Why They Can Be Laid To Rest)
The world has moved to the cloud, but some IT leaders are still recalcitrant. What are their objections, and how can you lay them to rest? As a start, put this white paper in front of them.Read More
E-Book: 4 Common Mistakes Alt Firms Make During SEC Audits…Even Though They Know Better.
Industry leaders Backstop Solutions and Gartland & Mellina Group have teamed up to offer you an e-book detailing the 4 most common mistakes alt investment firms make during SEC audits.Read More
White Paper: For Savvy Allocators, Performance Isn't Everything (No Matter What Managers Might Think)
What savvy asset owners look for when evaluating managers (it's more than outsized returns) Reasons why managers may not get funded or may receive full redemption notice (other than performance) Why performance isn't everything to an allocatorRead More
White Paper: There's A New Trend In Private Equity Investor Relations: Increased Data Requests From Investors
Learn how the transformation of Private Equity Investor Relations is substantial - and ongoing. As investors demand more comprehensive access to information, private equity investor relations professionals must transform how they communicate with them.Read More
Infographic: Institutional Investment Outlook Survey 2017
We conducted a survey of alternative investment industry professionals at the tail-end of 2016 about what they expect for 2017. Here are the results.Read More
White Paper: How Can Alternative Investment Firms Attain Greater Business Agility? By Aiming for Operational Excellence
Learn the importance of both agility and operational excellence, and gain concrete steps firms can take right now to boost both, while remaining focused on exceptional performance.Read More
Webinar: Improving the Investor Experience
Learn how to use technology to create a true partnership with your investors.Read More
Case Study: University of St. Thomas
Backstop successfully helped this endowment increase data accuracy, report generation and team communication.Read More
Case Study: Kingdon Capital
Backstop helped this hedge fund be more efficient and provided reporting solutions to save their team countless hours of time.Read More
Case Study: Rivulet Capital
Backstop helped this hedge fund save time and create effective communication between internal teams and investors.Read More
Effective Operational Due Diligence
Backstop's Vice President of Product & Market Strategy examines the drivers and challenges of performing operational due diligence, and shares four tips for transforming its results into actionable intelligence.Read More
Surviving an Audit: Understanding Compliance Under the Dodd-Frank Act
Establishing a clear internal compliance program is key for fund managers that now have to register with the SEC, according to a new white paper published by Backstop Solutions Group, a leading software provider for the alternative asset industry...Read More