GP focus on core activities highlights need for technology
As part of Private Equity Wire Technology Innovations in Focus 2020, Kevin-Matthias Gruber, Managing Director and Moritz Haarmann, Head of Product Development at AssetMetrix, were interviewed on General Partners’ need for technology to succeed in their market.
Haarmann states a number of factors which are fuelling this development within the private equity space, including the need to reduce costs and improve efficiency, the need for better quality data due to LP and regulator requests as well as the need to re-focus on core competencies and rely on technology to carry out middle and back office activities.
In the article, AssetMetrix’ representatives also take a look at various routes to technology and the challenges each of these options have. Whilst full outsourcing to a service provider such as AssetMetrix takes away the need to invest into own IT systems, it does mean that the GP has to carry out deep due diligence to confirm the right partner. Partial outsourcing on the other hand brings with it the need for in-house maintenance of the IT capabilities.
GP adoption of technology has led CFOs to adjust their approach to risk management and started to track company performance in more details and with higher frequency. As part of the interview Haarmann looks ahead – expecting a higher level of system integration in the future.
AssetMetrix supports GPs on their digitalisation journey by offering modular outsourcing solutions for the middle and back office. To find out more about the need for technology in private equity, read the full article in Private Equity Wire Technology Innovations in Focus 2020.