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Our Response to Meltdown and Spectre

No doubt you’ve heard about two recent cybersecurity issues, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre. Both allow “low-privilege” users to access sensitive data, and could potentially enable hackers to access account data, passwords, and other information. The vulnerabilities affect laptops, desktops, cloud-based computers, and even some smartphones, tablets, and other internet-connected devices.

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Backstop Connect New York: Spreading the News About Institutional Quality

The New York Connect Panel Recap!

Backstop Connect events are always a great opportunity to gather the Backstop community together, share insights, and learn about today’s most vital topics directly from some of the industry’s most respected experts. (Of course, we have a little fun, too. There’s always plenty of networking, not to mention great cocktails.)

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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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