22 Feb

The Top Quartile: In Conversation with Shar Kassam

Katey Bogue, Head of Private Fund Solutions at Nasdaq, recently sat down with Shar Kassam, COO of Nasdaq Asset Owner Solutions, for a conversation about emerging managers in the private markets. Shar previously served as Deputy CIO at Texas ERS where she conducted due diligence for manager recommendations in public equity, private equity, and hedge funds, including those that were part of pension plan’s emerging manager program.

16 Feb
private markets DEI data

Free Access to Private Markets DEI Data Now Available

Nasdaq is proud to announce that qualifying investors can now receive free access to private fund manager diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data via the Nasdaq eVestment platform. The release of this data will increase transparency for asset owners who are increasingly looking for visibility into the DEI efforts of private fund managers, enabling them to view DEI data firm-by-firm.

07 Feb
Top PE managers for public plans

Top 10 Private Equity Managers for Public Plans in 2021

Allocations from public pension plans to private equity funds stayed strong in 2021 with over $84.3 billion in reported commitments. While the total came in just under the $85.3 billion reported in 2020, the number of commitments reported increased 13%, from 1,063 to 1,197. Allocations were reported from 146 allocators in 2021, a 5% increase from the previous year signaling that plans who sat out the 2020 vintage are returning to the market and putting capital to work in the asset class.

21 Jan
Apollo Ares Presentation deck

Apollo and Ares presentation decks among the most-read documents in December 2021

In December 2021, users of Market Lens accessed 2,370 unique private equity and private debt documents. Market Lens is a searchable database of intelligence, documents, and mandates from more than 8,000 public and corporate pension plans. Investment recommendations were the most popular type of document and represented 31.6% of all document views in the month.

06 Dec
Katey Bogue TradeTalks

Nasdaq TradeTalks: DEI Data Transparency in the Private Markets

Katey Bogue, Head of Private Fund Solutions at Nasdaq, joins Ariel Babcock of FCLTGlobal and Jen Choi from ILPA on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss how they are driving Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) data transparency in the private markets.

In an effort to improve transparency and disclosure standardization across the industry, Nasdaq recently announced a new initiative to collect and make available private fund manager diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data through the eVestment platform.

29 Nov

The Top Quartile: In Conversation with Jess Larsen

Katey Bogue, Head of Private Fund Solutions at Nasdaq, recently sat down with Jess Larsen for a conversation about private credit and his professional journey in the industry.

Jess is the Founder & CEO of Briarcliffe Credit Partners, a placement agent exclusively dedicated to private credit. In their conversation Jess offers his views on the current market climate for private credit and shares the Five P’s of Fundraising that are integral to Briarcliffe’s fundraising strategy.

04 Nov
non-flagship fundraising

Video: Dos and Don’ts of Raising Non-Flagship Funds

As demand for access to private markets funds from institutional investors continues to grow, a notable trend has appeared to help meet that demand: “Non-flagship” fund capital raising.
For LPs, investing in non-flagship funds offers the opportunity to build deeper relationships and partnerships with a concentrated list of firms they already know well or, alternatively, the opportunity to get their foot in the door at hard to access GPs.