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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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Successful Marketing Requires More Than Just Email

In the competitive alternative investment industry, today’s fundraising efforts call for creative thinking supported by innovative tools. Generic emails cannot be relied on to deliver your firm’s value proposition when they fall into the same inbox with thousands of others. Firms that successfully leverage email do so through messaging that is not only compelling, but

You Can’t Teach Speed: Performance Matters in Your Investment Management Software

Alternative investment management software providers’ messaging to their prospects and clients is typically based around their offerings’ feature sets. Focusing on the types of functions a software platform can perform can make searching for the platform that suits your firm’s needs as enticingly simple as checking features off of a list. However, just because software

How to Miss Out on Opportunities and Lose Deals

Imagine scribbling deal notes on Post-Its and storing these in a pile on your desk. Obviously, this is an absurd way to organize deals. Likewise, trusting a tool like Outlook with your deal management initiatives results in a disorganized, manual process that costs you profitable deal opportunities and wastes your time. Outlook does not care

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 indicated 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. The

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

How Investment Management Software Can Make You the Office Hero

Often, Dynamo Software clients are required to substantiate the business case for adopting an investment management software platform. Given a full understanding of the issues that they face in their role, often times articulating the benefits that will impact their colleagues will be taken under greater consideration. Below are five benefits that can carry across

Owning Your Implementation – Insight from an Industry Technologist

Russell Leupold is the Director of Project Management at The Riverside Company. A project management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute, he leads projects at Riverside that encompasses teams, regions, and technologies across the global organization. Mr. Leupold’s expertise in driving efficiency through strategic development and technology initiatives has established Riverside as a leader

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

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