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Q2 2021 In Review: ESG and More

We are full steam ahead on the release of Vidrio 7 (V7) and are pleased to announce that the updated Investor Portal, the first release native to V7, is now fully live and available to all existing Investor Portal users. 

Current Portal users are encouraged to request access and training for the new release if you’ve not done so already. If your organization does not currently use the Vidrio Investor Portal, please contact info@vidrio.com to request a demo.

We are excited to continue work on additional applications native to V7, including the new Transaction Editor and Trading System. We look forward to providing further updates to you in our next newsletter. If you have any questions regarding the V7 project, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Finally, please be reminded that we have enhanced our multi asset class functionality to include the integration of our Private Capital Markets capabilities. The new capabilities also include availability of the Eureka Private Equity data directly via the Vidrio platform. Existing clients can contact support@vidrio.com to discuss. If you are not a Vidrio client, but would like to learn more, please contact info@vidrio.com.

In This Issue

Featured Releases

  1. Support for ESG Manager Scoring/Reporting
  2. Enhanced Account Level Performance and Statistics

Introducing Vidrio Views

Q2 Vidrio Insights – Our Latest Industry Research, Blog Posts and Media Coverage 

Featured Releases

Support for ESG Manager Scoring/Reporting

ESG investments are growing exponentially, and while regulatory frameworks are starting to take shape, a global set of ESG standards for measuring and reporting on sustainable finance remain in flux.  While we cannot speak to exactly how and when those standards will take shape, we can certainly speak to best practices for collecting, measuring and interpreting data, and we are currently accelerating ESG projects for Vidrio clients. As we continue to gain valuable insight into how our clients are measuring and interpreting ESG factors, we are in a strong position to support your individual scoring needs.   

ESG Monitoring_Scoring

Account Level Performance & Statistics

We have added performance and statistics for the actual realized share class performance that Vidrio clients see in addition to flagship statistics.

Existing clients can contact support@vidrio.com to discuss any of the above capabilities. If you are not a Vidrio client, but would like to learn more, please contact info@vidrio.com.

Introducing Vidrio Views

Vidrio Views is a series of monthly market surveys and corresponding reports that analyze the sentiment of leading institutional allocators and LPs in relation to the industry’s most pressing topics of the day. View our most recent reports for July and August, and to register to receive our monthly surveys and results. 

Q2 Vidrio Insights

Alternatives Watch Investor Compendium 2021

Who were the world’s largest institutional investors that placed some $103 billion across more than 600 investment mandates last year?
We were pleased to exclusively sponsor the inaugural Alternatives Watch Investor Compendium available exclusively to Vidrio clients and qualified market participants. View your complimentary copy.


Special Offer on Behalf of Vidrio and Alternatives Watch:
Receive 20% off your subscription to Alternatives Watch when you register with the code VIDRIO2021.

Vidrio Financial Adds Eureka Private Equity Database

Eureka Private Equity provides access to information on 9,160 companies and private equity funds, investors, private equity firms and service providers across the private market’s spectrum. The database gives investors up-to-date returns data on private equity and venture capital funds, along with information on the people managing them. Read more about our partnership with EurekaHedge.

As always, we hope you find value in this update - whether currently considering options to solve your organization's alternatives allocation challenges or simply interested in best practices from across the industry. Please contact info@vidrio.com to learn more.

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

Vidrio in the News


U.S. pension funds at the forefront of real estate/infrastructure allocations in 2021

U.S. pension funds came in as the top allocators to real estate/infrastructure in 2021, according to the second edition of the AW Research Investor Compendium that was recently released by Alternatives Watch Research in association with Vidrio.

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Allocators added $130bn to private markets last year

Among the top 10 allocators to alternative investments annualized investment gains spanned 12% to 34%. The new investment commitments put to work, by the largest U.S. public pensions, averaged from $5 billion to $17 billion.

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World’s largest allocators added $130bn to private markets last year, says Vidrio research

Mandate activity among the largest institutional investors soared in 2021 across private equity, private credit, real estate and infrastructure, and hedge funds, according to research commissioned by Vidrio Financial, a provider of software and integrated data services solutions for institutional alternative allocators globally.

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This Private Equity Fund Was the Most Popular Among Pensions Last Year

New research shows the top pensions allocating capital to private markets — and their favorite funds of 2021.


The Surprising Reason ThatAllocators Are Embracing ESG

Boards and stakeholders — not the promise of stronger performance — are driving ESG investing, new data shows.


Vidrio Financial Launches Portfolio Capability Updates for Asset Allocators

These enhancements include more flexible portfolio and manager monitoring service bundles, a more intuitive interface, evolved multi-asset class integration of Vidrio’s hedge fund and private capital markets capabilities.


Transparency and Trust are a Must for Meaningful Institutional Investor Crypto Adoption

We are still a long way from seeing meaningful institutional investor uptake in crypto and crypto-related offering and something as simple as greater transparency will go a long way to providing the peace of mind institutions need.


Institutional Investors Stay Cautious on Crypto, as Hedge Funds Ride Bitcoin Volatility

As hedge funds continue to ride out cryptocurrencies’ volatility, new industry research suggests larger institutional investors remain reluctant to pile into digital assets in any meaningful sense, despite the strong returns generated by managers this year.


Vidrio: Investors anticipate ‘hybrid’ due diligence going forward

Investors are not likely to return to in-person due diligence meetings in the coming year, according to new findings of a survey conducted by fintech firm Vidrio Financial.


The “New Normal”: How Virtual Conferencing Has Optimized Investor Due Diligence During Covid-19

The “fluidity” of virtual conferencing has proved a “silver lining” during the pandemic, optimising allocator time during the investor due diligence process, according to new research by alternatives-focused software-as-a-service and data management company Vidrio Financial.


Investors Bullish on Commodity, Macro Opportunities in Current Market

Institutional investors may look to boost their hedge fund allocations this year in commodity funds and macro vehicles, the top selected strategies from a survey conducted by Vidrio.


Investors push into alts to battle inflation

A new survey of global allocators and LPs found that roughly 20% have yet to make adjustments to their alternatives exposure and are likely to do so as inflation is expected to inch higher.


Hedge Fund Assets Near USD4 Trillion as Fresh Inflation Fears Push Investors Towards Alternatives

Growing numbers of investors are turning to hedge funds to protect their portfolios in the face of inflationary fears, with total industry capital swelling to almost USD4 trillion and more allocators set to tilt towards alternative assets, new research shows.


This Tech-Focused Manager Is Pensions’ Favorite in Private Equity

When it came to private equity, pension funds invested the most money with Thoma Bravo in 2020, followed by CVC Capital, new data shows.


U.S. Pension Funds Led Capital Allocations to Alternatives in 2020

Some $103 billion in capital allocations across 600 investment mandates were made to alternativeslast year, according to a new study by alternatives technology provider Vidrio Financial.


Vidrio Financial Aims New Vidrio ‘One’ Platform at a Broader Range of Alternative Investment Allocators

Vidrio Financial, a provider of software and data services for institutional alternative allocators globally, has launched Vidrio ”One,” its first non-enterprise offering driven by increased demand from a broader range of institutional investors to allocate across the alternatives landscape.