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Backstop Is A Finalist For The 2017 ITA CityLights Lighthouse Award!

Our ITA CityLIGHTS nomination puts us in truly exceptional company.

The Illinois technology community is filled with impressive people and outstanding organizations. Each year, the Illinois Technology Association's CityLIGHTS Awards gives us the invaluable opportunity to gather together and celebrate those that have made truly exceptional strides.

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We're Sponsoring GaimOps West Coast-Join Us Onsite!

More than 250 prominent leaders from the alternative investment industry will be gathering for GaimOps West Coast. We're extremely proud to be a sponsor, and hope you'll be attending.

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Measuring the Performance of Private Equity

Our Approach to Public Market Equivalent (PME) Benchmarking

What’s the best way to benchmark Private Equity investments? It’s a question that’s been debated for years by performance practitioners, academics, fund managers, and capital allocators alike.

At Backstop, we feel that recent years have proven that a reliable performance assessment of a Private Equity investment can’t be based on a single method. Instead, that assessment must be developed by using multiple tools.

To take that stance a bit further, it’s Backstop’s firm belief that any analysis that doesn’t utilize “Public Market Equivalent” (PME) benchmarking techniques is incomplete.

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For Alternative Investment Firms To Thrive In The Future, They Must Increase The Focus On The Business Itself. 

To survive as a business, an alternative investment management firm must have a repeatable, predictable, sustainable capital-raising and retention process. While this hasn’t been a priority in recent years, it must become one. Our newest white paper authored by our CEO Clint Coghill,  “ Building a Capital-Raising and Investor-Retention Machine ,” explains why this shift is important, and how to initiate a focused, effective process.

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It's Time To Step Away From The Spreadsheet.

Many asset owners and allocators still handle data with static documentation, like Excel spreadsheets – despite the fact that their data is changing by the second. But new regulations implemented in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis have spurred a shift from static systems to systematic data management. Those that haven’t made the switch will soon see the impact.

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