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Blackstone Executive on Diversity in PE

In this installment of Perspectives, NAIC’s web video series, Verdun S. Perry, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone, says several things can be done to increase diversity within the private equity industry. First, he notes that recruiters can look beyond the typical universities for talent. He also says established, successful diverse professionals in the industry can also help educate and expose young people to the industry.

REGISTER NOW! NAIC Private Equity and Hedge Fund Conference in Washington, DC

Registration is now open for the NAIC Annual Private Equity and Hedge Fund Conference October 11-12, 2017 at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC. The premier thought leadership event in alternative investments brings together chief investment officers, investment managers, limited partners and policymakers for networking as well as in-depth industry panel discussions. The conference will kick off with the NAIC Awards and Welcome Reception at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The NAIC is also accepting nominations for the NAIC Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding young professionals in the financial industry. Nominations can be sent to

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Preparing for SEC Examinations

SEC examinations are inevitable. In this installment of Compliance Corner, ICSGroup looks at the most common issues with which regulators are most concerned. Some of the topics include policies and procedures and staff training materials relating to limiting the risk of insider trading; whether firms have implemented whistleblower policies; whether firms with investors outside the US have a robust Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Policy; and conflicts of interest among advisory firms and their staff and outside business activities. ICSGroup also provides a recent SEC exam request letter to help firms prepare for an SEC exam.

Career Opportunities Showcased on NAIC Website

As part of our ongoing mission to bring greater diversity to the financial services world, the NAIC website lists exciting career opportunities at some of the most respected firms within the private equity and hedge fund industries. Please visit the Careers section at and check back frequently for the latest industry job openings.

NAIC Members in the News

HarbourVest Partners Invests in Performance Analytics and Reporting Solutions Developer

Investment Metrics, a leading provider of performance measurement, investment analytics, risk attribution, market intelligence and reporting software to the investment management industry, announced that it has received a significant equity investment from Resurgens Technology Partners and HarbourVest Partners. The new partnership will enable Investment Metrics to make continued investments in its existing solutions and to support its growth and market expansion globally. Investment Metrics provides a full suite of performance analytics and reporting solutions to institutional consultants, plan sponsors, asset managers and private wealth advisors.


Vista Combines Financial Software Providers to form Finastra

Misys and D+H have joined forces to create a diversified global financial software provider. Operating under the new company name Finastra (, the combination will create the third largest financial services technology company in the world. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and over 9,000 customers across 130 countries, including 48 of the top 50 banks globally. This follows the acquisition of D+H by Vista Equity Partners, which already owns Misys, creating a merger of two highly complementary financial technology providers. Finastra offers the broadest set of retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets software capabilities available in the world.


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