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Private equity: Digitalization and data

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efficiency and scalability through digital and analytical tools

SS&C Advent, a business unit within SS&C Technologies Holding Inc. (SSNC: NASDAQ), provides software and software-enabled services to the global financial services industry. SS&C's selection of software and rapidly deployable software-enabled services allows its clients to automate and integrate front-office functions such as trading and modelling, middle-office functions such as portfolio, collateral and FX management and reporting, and back-office functions such as accounting, performance measurement, reconciliation, reporting, processing and clearing. Our solutions enable our clients to focus on core operations, better monitor and manage investment performance and risk, improve operating efficiency and reduce operating costs.

SS&C is a public company, please refer to our website for general company information and for the latest quarterly results.

SS&C has more than 100 offices worldwide and close to 23,000 employees serving over 18,000 clients. The company is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut. As a pioneer in portfolio accounting and reporting software, we have seen continued growth and today have more than 3,000 clients on multiple platforms serving asset managers, wealth managers, alternative investment managers, endowments, foundations and family offices of all sizes.

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Join AGF and leading experts on Wednesday, August 26 at 13:00 GMT for a webinar to learn how General Partners are improving their efficiency and scalability through digital and analytical tools

Private equity: Digitalization and data

Start Date: August 26th, 2020

Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM (EST) // 13:00 - 14:00 (GMT) // 15:00 - 16:00 (SA)

  • Digitising finance operations to increase speed and accuracy of data
  • How are portfolios being tracked, processes being enhanced and systems becoming more analytical?
  • What are some of the best strategies and pitfalls to avoid throughout the process?

Moderator:

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
CEO, Neu Capital Africa

Mark is the CEO of Neu Capital Africa, an online platform which connects African companies and sophisticated global and domestic investors to facilitate raising capital in the $5m to $50m range.

Mark is an accomplished and entrepreneurial C-suite executive with a passion for businesses undergoing rapid or disruptive change. Mark’s adaptability and resourcefulness is evident from the disparate industries and geographies in which he has been successful, the common thread being an ability to bring clarity and focus to complex, urgent and ambiguous situations, whether turnarounds, start-ups or re- invigorations.

At an advisory level, Mark is independent investment advisor to private equity fund, Agri-Vie.

Mark has provided investment, organisational and strategic advice to a wide range of businesses in the UK, Europe, Turkey, Switzerland, and Africa, including large corporates, private equity investors, development financial institutions, and private businesses and entrepreneurs. Mark is a CIPC-licensed Senior Business Rescue Practitioner.

Panelists:

Heleen Goussard
Heleen Goussard
Head of Alternative Investment Services, RisCura

With over 14 years’ experience, Heleen heads up the RisCura team who provides independent valuations for clients across all alternative asset classes such as (but not limited to) Private Equity, Infrastructure and Private Debt. In this role, she provides assurance to investors in alternative assets and alternative asset funds that their assets are priced correctly. This ensures that clients receive accurate reporting and assessment of returns on investments, which in turn allows them to manage their investments more effectively. She joined RisCura in 2012 and has performed and reviewed over 150 valuations since then. She previously worked as a corporate finance partner at PKF Inc.

Dean Horton
Dean Horton
COO, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Dean joined AIIM in 2013, working across transactions and asset management. Dean transitioned to the role of Chief Operating Officer, where he is responsible for the finance, compliance and governance functions as well as providing technical support to the investment professionals from deal origination to transaction execution and asset management.

Dean is a Director on the Board of the 3 South African toll road concessionaires; namely Bakwena, N3TC and TRAC. He is also a Director for Apollo Advisors as well as various GP fund and investment holding entities.

Prior to joining AIIM, Dean was employed at Nedbank Capital where he progressed from the roles of project manager and inter-creditor on road, rail and energy infrastructure projects, to transactor in structuring limited recourse infrastructure projects. Dean was intricately involved in the refinancing of the Bakwena toll road, and as a result, was appointed as the CFO of Bakwena in 2009. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s financing requirements, board, shareholder and lender interactions, together with risk and compliance areas. Dean was subsequently appointed as CFO of FibreCo Telecommunications in 2012, where he was responsible for the finance function, together with the raising of funding for the company’s network expansion.

Dean qualified as a CA(SA) at KPMG South Africa, initially in the consumer markets sector and subsequently as senior manager in the financial services sector, which included a two-year secondment to KPMG London.

Ben Goderski
Ben Goderski
Sales & Relationship Manager, Sub Saharan Africa, SS&C Advent

Ben Goderski is the Regional Sales & Relationship Manager for Sub Saharan Africa at SS&C Advent. He has spent over 20 years in the FinTech industry and covers a wide variety of clients including hedge funds, wealth managers, asset managers and service providers.

Yusuf Chothia
Yusuf Chothia
Manager of Enterprise Solutions, Futuregrowth Asset Management

Yusuf is responsible for a portfolio of projects, analysis and software development, and technology support. He is passionate about strategy, innovation, data transformation and change management. As an ambassador for effectivity and efficiency through a systems thinking approach, his focus areas are data-driven investment management and system optimisation enabled by governance, agile frameworks and business intelligence technologies.

Yusuf holds a PGD Project Man, PGD in Bus Analysis and MBA completing a dissertation on The Application of Project Portfolio Management in Asset Management. He has also hosted a talk at the Shanghai International School of Business with the topic of Sustainable Business in South Africa.

With 13 years of financial services and asset management experience, Yusuf joined Futuregrowth in 2015. Prior to joining Futuregrowth, Yusuf held the role of Manager at State-Street Global Services EMEA and APAC region. He was responsible for providing middle office solutions to a host of asset managers globally, specialising in custody services, pricing and valuation, fund accounting and FX systems.

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