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Q2 2020 in Review

Business Update

While these recent months have seen extraordinary global volatility, the Vidrio team around the world has remained agile, working without interruption to ensure ongoing business continuity and adaptable service for our clients. We have continued to deliver a number of strategic initiatives to enable our clients with uninterrupted access to the most complete and timely information and services, while also sharing valuable thought leadership from our team of industry experts.

Scaling for Growth

Our client community continues to expand in response to the industry's need for more agile and resilient systems and workflows. With that expansion comes the ever-increasing demand for data, advanced analytics, and the ever-evolving need for forward-looking functionality. At Vidrio, we are investing in two key initiatives to strengthen our technology infrastructure and our servicing resources. These initiatives, outlined below, represent the culmination of significant assessment, due diligence and planning, and we look forward to having them implemented at the end of Q3.

Strategic Initiative #1: Technology

Vidrio in the Cloud

We are pleased to announce a planned transition to hosting the platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The AWS infrastructure will allow us to leverage technology that is not available on traditional hosted systems and accelerate the move to offer our clients improved speeds, more frequent updates and more near real-time data across the board.

Strategic Initiative #2: Service

Scaling our Services

Since Vidrio's inception, our managed services have been central to providing a truly differentiated value added total solution to our clients. To that end, we have recently engaged with Cognizant, one of the world's leading outsourced service providers, to partner on an expansion of our resources.

Latest Product Updates


Following is an outline of our latest Vidrio product enhancements. Please contact info@vidrio.com for more information.

  • Periodic Performance Enhancements: Addresses clients' increasing need for better daily performance tracking.
  • Enhanced FX Trading & Valuation: Enhances FX transactions with the introduction of FX Spot and FX Forward transaction types and valuation to trade dates.
  • Enhanced Guidelines Capability: Improves the Data Monitoring and Control (DMAC) system.
  • Enhanced Fund Terms Management: Introduces new functionalities to the Fund Terms list and liquidity analytics in response to a growing variety of fund terms and commitment vehicles.
  • Advanced Analytics: Further enhances our Machine Learning Benchmark and introduces Machine Learning Natural Hedging capabilities - now available.
  • Solvency II Tripartite Template (TPT) v5.0: New template includes changes to comply with the latest amendments to the Solvency II framework regarding Securitization. 

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

Vidrio in the News

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.