Meet the Team Tuesday: Introducing Mirko Messori, PhD.

Nov 30, 2021 12:05:35 PM

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Making the Grade: Best Data and Information Provider

Oct 13, 2021 3:23:11 PM

We are pleased to have been shortlisted this year for both the AltCredit US and EU awards in the Best Data and Information Provider category. So what makes us top nominees in the category?

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Crypto Craze Still Lacks Meaningful Institutional Investor Community

Sep 29, 2021 3:20:48 PM

In our latest Vidrio Views findings, recently covered by Hedgeweek, it is evident that while the craze of interest for crypto currencies and crypto related investment offerings persists to date, there are no meaningful...

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Demystifying the Data Collection and Handling Process for Allocators

Aug 20, 2021 3:21:01 PM

The data collection and handling process is a critical element in providing a valuable front-to-back office solution that simplifies the overall investment management process for clients.

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Due Diligence and Alternatives Allocations: The New Not-so-Normal

Aug 19, 2021 9:54:12 AM

Data integrity in the due diligence and allocation process has never been so important, as evidenced in the August 2021 publication of Vidrio Views, our monthly market survey of global allocators and LPs representing more than...

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Rising Inflation Expectations Are a Boon for Alternatives Allocations

Jul 26, 2021 1:48:10 PM

Inflation expectations in the second half of 2021 have been moving higher,though whether this shift is temporary and range-bound is likely to become evident in the coming months as the Federal Reserve maintains its dovish ...

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Data Management and the Vidrio Origin Story

Apr 14, 2021 9:36:27 AM

It has been more than ten years since Vidrio first launched to the market, but what many people don’t know is that the concept of Vidrio first emerged two decades ago. In this Q&A with our CEO, Mazen Jabban, we discuss the...
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Thought Leadership Round-Up: Manager Research and Due Diligence

Mar 28, 2021 9:46:24 AM

It would seem the current trend of Zoom Diligence might be here to stay for some time, so in addition to our own recent thought leadership on the topic, we’ve rounded up the following summary of high value content covering...

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An "Unprecedented" Year

Mar 16, 2021 10:04:50 PM

If we’d been told just a few years ago that the industry would be rocked by a global pandemic, our expectation would have been for complete panic across the industry. What we saw instead, just one year ago this week, was only...

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Private Markets Due Diligence in a New Era

Feb 26, 2021 8:46:29 AM

In our latest Coffee and a Conversation, Vidrio's Willett Bird met with Kamal Suppal, Chief Investment Auditor of the Boston-based, Emerging Markets Alternatives. The two discussed the nuances of conducting due diligence on...

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Coffee and a Conversation Recap #1: Zoom Diligence

Nov 30, 2020 10:48:07 PM

Appropriately, we kicked off our new virtual Coffee and a Conversation series with a discussion about remote due diligence meetings, aka Zoom Diligence, and presented ideas for allocators who must now adapt their processes to...

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Excel in Finance - More than a Tempest in a Teapot

Nov 5, 2020 5:07:07 PM

It has been more than 35 years since Microsoft Excel (originally for the Macintosh!) was first introduced to the world. Yet here we are in 2020 and there are firms across the globe that still use Excel to support at least some...

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Adapting Investment Management Workflows to the “New Normal”

Oct 29, 2020 10:45:06 AM

“Workflow” has become an in-vogue term in recent years, generally defined as the sequence of repeatable processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion. For fund allocators, workflows are employed...

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Webinar Recap: Managing Risk and Improving Alpha with Customization

Oct 14, 2020 10:16:36 AM

Vidrio's CEO, Mazen Jabban joined a virtual panel of fellow industry leaders for the October 9th Talking Hedge Webinar: Managing Risk and Improving Alpha with Customization. The panel was part of the Talking Hedge Santa Monica...

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13F Disclosures – A More Nuanced View

Oct 9, 2020 10:58:47 AM

Nearly three months ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) announced the Proposed Rule on Reporting Threshold for Institutional Investment Managers, which proposes an amendment to raise the threshold for...

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DIY Allocation?

Sep 1, 2020 7:44:11 PM

In their recently published investor update, Alternative Assets, H2 2020, Preqin reported that investors are not giving up on alternative assets and many expect to increase commitments.

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Business as Usual?

Jul 28, 2020 7:53:22 PM

In this post, Antonio Simonini, Vidrio's head of Client Services and member of our senior management team reflects on the effects of the current pandemic on the industry, Vidrio's own preparation and response, and the ways in...

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Ready for the "New Normal?"

Jul 28, 2020 7:12:12 PM

When it comes to business continuity and infrastructure readiness, what does your new normal look like today, and are you preparing for whatever tomorrow’s “normal” may be?

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Vidrio Advanced Analytics Using Machine Learning

Jun 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The application of advanced algorithms and machine learning to the data collection and analytic services we offer is the one of the latest innovations to help clients solve complex allocation needs and build more efficient...

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Fund Allocator's Solution Series: Multi-function Single-vendor

Jun 24, 2020 12:54:15 PM

For firms that desire continuity across all their teams, the multi-function single-vendor solution is a reasonable choice for the benefit of reporting alone. This level of centralization helps prevent discrepancies in data,...

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Fund Allocator's Solution Series: Multi-vendor

Jun 8, 2020 6:55:38 PM

One of the most widely used solutions capable of catering to an array of individual specialties is a combined patchwork of disparate tools and services for each functional need. While this approach seemingly allows allocation...

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Fund Allocator's Solution Series: Custom-built

May 18, 2020 12:04:24 PM

While there are trillions of dollars in the finance world managed on spreadsheets, there are a select few who choose to take on the task of creating their own custom-built software solution for portfolio management. 

The...

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Fund Allocator's Solution Series: Spreadsheets

Apr 27, 2020 10:50:52 AM

Spreadsheet software such as Excel may be the de facto system for financial institution's portfolio management, but should they be? With increasing staff, volumes of data, assets, and client responsibilities, spreadsheets...

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Allocators Face New Obstacles in Pandemic While Redeeming from Funds

Apr 8, 2020 2:34:48 PM

In the current pandemic environment, while some of the funds that asset allocators are invested with are finding ways to profit, many funds are performing poorly. Some will close as a result. Across the board, we see...

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Buy vs. Build for Institutional Allocators

Mar 31, 2020 12:00:00 PM

There are both advantages and disadvantages to custom building systems for cross-portfolio asset management vs. buying an existing off-the-shelf vendor solution. Is there a happy medium?

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Allocating in a Bear Market

Mar 23, 2020 5:11:28 PM

Covid-19 and a crash in the oil markets have triggered a bear market that may lead to a recession. While the complexion of this bear market is different from 2008-9, there are applicable lessons from the last recession that...

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Holistic Portfolio Management Tools in Times of Market Stress

Mar 3, 2020 12:11:25 PM

Covid-19 has caused businesses of all types to look at their disaster preparedness and business continuity planning. For fund allocators, the market downturn caused by coronavirus fears brought the importance of high-quality...

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Conference Notes - Agecroft "Gaining the Edge" 2019

Nov 6, 2019 4:17:08 PM

Year after year, Agecroft does an excellent job bringing together a mix of funds, allocators, and service providers for their hedge fund allocator conference. Here are the top takeaways from Agecroft's "Gaining the Edge" in 2019:

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5 Good Reasons You Should Know Vidrio

Sep 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Vidrio is a Technology Enabled Service for fund allocators. We collect a full range of data from external managers for our clients so they can focus on more value-added tasks. We use all this data to power a range of functions...

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We've Been in Development for 25 Years

Sep 1, 2018 3:24:00 PM

Vidrio is the first Technology Enabled Service for allocators. We’re also undoubtedly the oldest. The origins of Vidrio go back to 1994 when we established one of the early funds of hedge funds. Along the way, we developed...

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The “Service” in SaaS

Jul 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Investment managers traditionally develop custom internal technology or implement multiple vendor solutions to manage their investments. Historically, these were the only products that could provide mature products across all...

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Seeing Both Sides of the Risk Coin

Jun 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM

For investors placing money with hedge funds, calculating the risk of these investments is a multi-faceted problem.

Some risk elements, like standard deviation, are relatively easy to calculate: track performance over time and...

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