The Drawdown Awards
Recognising Outstanding Private Fund Operations
Awards Ceremony: 7th June 2023, Hilton London Bankside
Shortlist Announcement: Monday 13th March 2023
Judging day: Wednesday 22nd March
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.
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.
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.
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 equity 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 equity 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 equity 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.