The Drawdown Awards
Recognising Outstanding Private Fund Operations
Awards Ceremony: 7th June 2023, Hilton London Bankside
Founded in Munich in 2013, AssetMetrix has its origins in a private equity fund of funds manager. Today, AssetMetrix provides technology-enabled solutions to asset owners, asset managers and asset servicers, supporting them in areas such as data management, reporting and non-core fund services. With its private capital DNA, solutions-oriented mentality and deep technology expertise, our team creates efficiency and scalability for the middle office. With our integrated technology platform, we help meet increasing transparency requirements from investors and regulators. AssetMetrix stands for innovative and secure technologies, state-of-the-art analytical tools and a first-class, experienced service team in the private capital sector.
At Investec, our clients’ aspirations really matter. We are an international banking and wealth management business with a refreshingly human approach. We work with growth-orientated companies, institutions and private equity funds offering financial solutions and expert advice that aim to meet – and exceed – expectations. We offer private equity funds, their management teams and portfolio businesses tailored solutions throughout every step of their lifecycle. Our full suite of services includes; Fund Solutions, Growth & Leveraged Finance, Advisory, Risk Solutions, Private Banking and Wealth Management.
At Vistra, we believe your business and your people can make a difference in the world. As a leading fund administrator and corporate service provider, we work with clients who are changing things for the better—whether they’re developing new technology, new ways of investing or working. That’s why we focus on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises.
Our 5,000+ specialists add extra to everything they do, from fund set-up and administration to restructuring, investor services and carve-outs. Our fund services free our clients to achieve their extraordinary.
We are Alpha – a leading provider of currency management and account solutions to the alternative investment space. In an industry that typically works with thousands of different organisations, our dedicated team specialise in providing solutions that make a substantial and enduring difference to private equity companies. Today we are a £850m+m company listed on the London Stock Exchange and are privileged to be supported by some of the world’s most respected clients and investors. You can read more about them on our website.
Many leading international asset managers, lenders and asset owners choose Alter Domus as their partner for growth. Our talent pool of more than 4,500 employees across 38 offices in 21 countries combined with cutting-edge technology work to put you ahead of the game.
Dedicated to serving private equity, real assets and debt capital markets sectors, we offer fund administration, corporate services, depositary services, transfer pricing, capital administration, domiciliation and management company services. Our extensive experience in the debt capital markets sector allows us to provide specialist solutions such as loan administration, agency services, trade settlement and CLO manager services.
Hazeltree provides innovative cloud-based treasury and liquidity solutions to investment management firms, delivering enhanced transparency, liquidity, risk mitigation and increased IRR by optimizing counterparty interactions, credit facilities, margin requirements, and fees.Hazeltree provides innovative cloud-based treasury and liquidity solutions to investment management firms, delivering enhanced transparency, liquidity, risk mitigation and increased IRR by optimizing counterparty interactions, credit facilities, margin requirements, and fees.
Reshaped by new market forces like ESG, shifting workforce trends, the data and analytics imperative, and continued industry growth, the private markets landscape is changing like never before. Where large scale transformation used to feel impossible, there is a new found realisation for what can be achieved.
Our clients work with us to design what’s next for their businesses, their people, and their investors. In an ever changing landscape, you need to be smarter, more agile and more innovative. We leverage our industry knowledge, our experience and our technology to find solutions that keep moving you forward and creating sustained outcomes for your business.
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Help For Children
Help For Children (HFC) and the Alternative Investment industry have together been fighting child abuse since 1998. As a global foundation, HFC is committed to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and since its inception has invested more than $56 million (USD) in the most effective advocacy, research, education and counselling programs that protect and heal innocent children. Over those two decades, HFC has transformed the lives of more than 1.1 million children across 10 locations, making the world a safer place for children. HFC in the UK is one of the only grant-making public charities focused exclusively on targeted funding of this crucial cause.
Climate Action Partner
Ecologi is a platform for real climate action.
We facilitate the funding of carbon offset projects and tree planting around the world. Our mission is to reduce 50% of global CO2 emissions by 2040 and responsibly plant billions of trees every year.
To do this we call on individuals & businesses to take personal responsibility and help tackle the biggest threat of our generation. Collectively, with a little input from a lot of people, we have the power to secure our future.
Nominations are now closed
The Drawdown Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within private fund operations. The rigorous judging process, based on the views of a panel of leading private capital fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs, ensures these awards stand out from the crowd as ‘ones to win’ and we hope they act as a catalyst to drive up service standards and operations across the sector.
Working with a judging panel of leading industry practitioners, these awards stand apart in both rigour and prestige.
Recognising and rewarding private fund leaders across 34 categories:
- 8 Technology Awards
- 6 Advisory Awards
- 5 Fund Administration Awards
- 2 Fund Financing Awards
- 2 IT Provider Awards
- 1 Legal Fund Formation Award
- 1 Foreign Exchange Award
- 1 Recruitment Award
- 1 Treasury Services Award
- 7 GP Category Awards
The GP awards recognise a range of private fund operational leaders for outstanding contributions to their firm, their LPs, their portfolio companies, as well as their impact on the wider community. Judges assess the candidates on evidence of innovation, commercial acumen, efficient processes and testimonials from colleagues, clients and/or partners.
Service provider categories
The service provider awards celebrate a wide range of suppliers and vendors that have demonstrated expertise and top-class client services standards in their provision of services and advice to the private fund community. Success depends on a mixture of demonstrating customer and revenue growth, as well as detailing how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped clients.
Gala dinner and ceremony host
After a successful run on Opportunity Knocks as a teenager, Debra Stephenson found herself on Blue Peter, impersonating Esther Rantzen. She has since become one of Britain’s best-known impressionists, one half of The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson.
As well as her partnership with Jon Culshaw, Debra has provided voices for Spitting Image and its successor Newzoids. As an actor, she’s starred in the Channel 4 comedy-drama My Mad Fat Diary, and in the BBC prequel to Keeping Up Appearances, Young Hyacinth.
Away from comedy, Debra is known for her long-running character Shell Dockley in ITV’s Bad Girls, and as Danny Baldwin’s wife Frankie in Coronation Street. She’s also appeared in Waterloo Road, Where the Heart Is, Midsomer Murders and Holby City. In addition, she’s cropped up on Pointless Celebrities, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Celebrity Masterchef, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and has been a regular on Loose Women. She brings a whole host of voices to award ceremonies.
Join us at this prestigious, industry-leading awards ceremony with your colleagues, clients and friends to celebrate the best of private fund operations.
VIP tables, standard tables and half tables are available, so book today to secure your premium table position. Availability is limited.
18:30: Drinks reception
19:30: The Drawdown Awards – Part 1
22:00: The Drawdown Awards – Part 2
23:00: Cash bar
Dress code: Black tie
*Please note the final timings will be confirmed closer to the awards ceremony.