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The Dynamo Software blog, beyond providing the latest company news and product developments, features exclusive commentary on issues impacting the alternative asset industry. Dynamo Software staff, supported by their in-depth and diverse experience in alternative assets, are joined by independent thought leaders and executives in sharing their insights on critical topics such as the latest compliance initiatives, optimizing deal management, due diligence best practices, and effective investor relations.

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Thrive through Mobility: How Hedge Funds Can Meet Today’s Demands with Mobile Investment Management Applications

The Boston Consulting Group released a whitepaper that outlined the challenges facing the wider hedge fund industry following a consecutive year of underperformance and increased scrutiny surrounding fee structures and operational models. Citing increased concentration toward the largest fund managers, limited partners’ increased sophistication, and more frequent and complex demands from clients, the BCG commentary

Make 2017 the Last Year You Worry About K-1 Distribution

If you are reading this article, you may have already completed your firm’s 2016 Schedule K-1 distribution. If you did, I congratulate you on getting through this long, tedious, arduous task for another year. While your firm’s focus may turn back towards more analytical, performance-driving initiatives following K-1 distribution, identifying methods for minimizing – even

Six Tips for Private Equity Real Estate Firms Evaluating Investment Management Software

by on January 31, 2017 in General Partnerships, Real Estate

My previous blog post focused on the private equity real estate industry emphasized that increased competition in the space emphasized an adaptable fundraising platform. Deloitte’s 2017 Commercial Real Estate Outlook indicates that the competition in this market will continue to intensify, and specifically notes that Cloud and mobile technologies are this year’s key enablers for growth.

Master a New Frontier: How Asian Investment Firms can Mitigate Risk with Alternative Asset-Specific Investment Management Software

While the geopolitical landscape is never static, the uncertainty around the coming year may be unprecedented. The ongoing Brexit process is uncharted economic territory for the European Union, and while the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election will surely have an enormous impact on international investment markets, the type of impact remains unknown. As

Win with Rapid Intelligence: The Value of Data Connectors to Your Investment Management Software

David Frank, the CEO and Managing Partner of Stonehaven LLC published a list of the “Top 16 Alternative Investment Trends for 2016” in January that carries heavy implications for firms’ long term futures. Two trends on Frank’s list were particularly striking, and directly related to each other. The first is that “asset managers will increasingly

Eight Reasons to Adopt a Centralized, Industry-Specific Multi-Asset Management System

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of i-invest, an institutional investment magazine published by AI Global Media. Featuring commentary from the industry’s leading influencers, i-invest is dedicated to providing insightful coverage of disruptive and pressing topics impacting institutional investors. Alternative asset investment requires navigating highly specific regulations, obligations to stakeholders, and operational

A High Pressure Hedge Fund Environment Demands Agile Service, Not Legacy Systems

Amy Bensted’s article in the        2016 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report effectively summarized the steep challenges that hedge funds will face in this calendar year. Pushback from major stakeholders on typical fee structures, and disappointing industry-wide 2015 performance has put hedge funds under significant pressure. Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners also wrote

Cloud-based Hosting is the Right Choice for Alternative Investment Software

I recently attended the inaugural Family Office Fintech Summit, a conference presented by Family Wealth Report devoted wholly to the technology challenges facing family offices and wealth managers. A dominant theme throughout the panel discussions was cybersecurity, a concept that – based on the discourse during these panels – still has not achieved a concrete

Private Equity Real Estate Firms Can Build an Adaptable Fundraising Strategy with Asset Management Systems

The private equity real estate market has enjoyed a steady resurgence from the infamous crisis in 2008. The latest Ernst & Young         Global Market Outlook: Trends in Private Equity Real Estate report noted that “the market this year has been characterized by healthy levels of deal flow across the gamut of fund

Build a Scalable, Game-Changing Knowledge Platform through Partnerships with Experienced Vendors

The recent          Hedgeweek Special Report penned by James Williams remarks that “asset managers now operate in a world where complexity is pervasive, products and competitors proliferate, and profits are under pressure. Keeping up operationally is critical, not just a ‘good-to-have.’ In this new operational frontier, infrastructure has become a source of

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