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Q1 2021 in Review

The commingling of public and private investments remains an evolving trend that brings unique opportunities for allocators to diversify investments to multiple alternative asset classes. With this opportunity, however, come unique challenges.

To that end, we have remained laser-focused over this last quarter to ensure our clients have a single lens to look holistically across all portfolios, regardless of asset class or diversity of external managers.  We are excited to announce several key milestones reached in Q1, including the integration of our Private Capital Markets capabilities, along with the availability of Eurekahedge Private Equity data, which we have detailed below.

In this Issue

Private Capital Markets 

Eurekahedge Private Equity Fund Database

Top Read Q1  Blog Posts



Private Capital Markets

Private Equity Teaser

Vidrio now supports the complete investment allocation process across the alternative investment sphere, including allocations to hedge funds, private equity, private credit, and real estate. While our evolved applications for portfolio management, transaction support, research, and holdings analysis overlap across public and private allocation types, we have also added new capabilities specific to the Private Capital markets, including:

  • Valuation of non-unitized products, such as private equity and hedge fund partnerships
  • Monitoring of notional investments, including notional value and PnL (market value), Swaps, Bonds and Index Futures
  • Private Capital markets funds and look-through holdings monitoring, including additional fundamental data metrics
  • Additional investment transaction types (commitment, distributions, capital calls, etc.)
  • Additional asset class specific cashflow analytics (IRR, MIRR, etc.) and cashflow forecasting models
  • Tracking of T&Cs for Private Capital Markets Funds
  • Integration of the Eurekahedge Private Equity Fund database

Cashflow Analytics

Featured below is a view of the new Vidrio Cashflow Analytics. For more information on all of the below-outlined capabilities, including the more than 50 new statistics and data fields being captured on the Vidrio platform, please contact info@vidrio.com. Existing clients, please contact support@vidrio.com to request access.

Vidrio Cashflow AnalyticsAbove: A screenshot of Vidrio's Cashflow Analytics

 

Cashflow Transactions

See updated cash balances whenever there is a new contribution or a distribution transaction, as shown below.

V7 Cashflow TransactionsAbove: Vidrio Cashflow Transactions, chart view
Monitoring Private Capital Funds and Holdings 

You can now see holdings data aggregated at different levels, including an exposure summary at the Fund and Portfolio levels as well as a long list of additional fundamental data metrics at both the fund and underlying asset holdings level.

Holdings Data_List and Chart ViewsAbove: Private Capital Markets - Holdings (List and Chart Views)
Fund Monitoring

General: Vintage, Fund Status, Size, Type, Target Size 

Terms & Conditions: Management Fee, Hurdle Rate, GP Catch-Up Rate, Closing Date, Min/Max Commitment Amount, Harvest, Commitment, Investment and Capital Call Notice periods

Holdings Monitoring

Normalized and enriched Position-level information:

  • Descriptive Attributes – Industry, Sector, Geography, Deal Type, Status, etc.
  • Fundamentals – Revenue, Sales, Net Income, Debt, EBITDA, etc.
  • Valuation – Market Value, Realized PnL, Unrealized PnL, etc.


Eurekahedge Private Equity Fund Database

Eurekahedge Private Equity Screenshot_V7_redactedAbove: Eurekahedge Private Equity Fund Database via Vidrio 

Our Private Capital Markets enhancements also include the integration of the Eurekahedge Private Equity Fund Database. Please contact info@vidrio.com for a demo. Existing clients, please contact support@vidrio.com to request access. 


Top Read Q1 Blog Posts

Click below to read the listed blog posts.


Whether currently considering options to solve your organization's alternatives allocation challenges, or simply interested in best practices from across the industry, we hope you find value in this update and we welcome your feedback and suggestions for any additional content or insights that will add value to your organization.

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Erika joined Vidrio in July 2020 to lead marketing and communications, including our thought leadership and client engagement programs.

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