GPs Pursuing Data-Driven Business Intelligence, Study Finds

Jason Haft, principal at SunGard.

The Tabb Group/SunGard study—which surveyed 119 private equity executives across traditional buy-out, venture capital, and fund-of-funds firms, as well as larger alternative asset managers covering multiple strategies—highlights four primary needs for improved information sharing and intelligence gathering.

Quartet of Needs
Among those, operational efficiency was cited by two thirds of firms as the most important goal for their investment platforms. A similar number, 70 percent, said more interac