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We're Sponsoring Partner Connect Midwest

In its 11th year, Partner Connect Midwest brings together LP’s and GP’s for a unique industry event. In addition to one-on-one meetings between allocators and private equity managers, you can take advantage of the many thought leadership panels and networking opportunities to build relationships.

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Big Ideas From BUC: How Institutional Asset Owners Really Select Their Managers

We’re fresh out of BUC (“Backstop User Conference”) 2018, and we’re overflowing with insights, information, and big ideas. In case you went BUC-less in 2018, we’re summarizing the key takeaways from our industry luminary-stacked panels. Today, we’re starting with “Behind the Curtain: How Institutional Asset Owners Really Select Their Managers.” If you’re a manager that wants to take a deep-dive into how allocators pick their horses, you’ll want to take a look at these insights, straight from the mouths of renowned Funds of Funds and investment consultants (Horsley Bridge Partners, Alternative Investment Group, Protégé Partners, and Strategic Investment Group).

Nobody disqualifies a manager on fees alone.

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The 5 Circles of Hell for Institutional Investment Professionals

By Ken Akoundi

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.” ― Dante Alighieri, Inferno

If an institutional investment professional were to be guided through Hell (a la Dante’s Inferno), he would pass by five circles of torment … all of which would contain colleagues frantically checking calendars and clocks, desperate to get through to-do lists that grow faster than items can be checked off. Time is indeed a valuable commodity, and the lack of it can be hell on earth.

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Here's Your Easy Button

As an investment analyst, you literally live in Excel. You spend so much of your workday modeling, analyzing, and visualizing data in Excel that you probably feel like it’s your second home. Because we know Excel plays such a pivotal role in your workday, Backstop’s bringing you a new Data Import functionality for our Excel Toolkit that you’re going to want to write home about.

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BUC 2018: Taking on the Big Topics

At this year’s Backstop User Conference on June 6-7, we’ll be tackling the top issues and opportunities of today. And we don’t shy away from hot topics. Our panel addressing the challenges women in leading industries face promises to be one of the most compelling events on the agenda.

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