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Current market factors, such as the long-term low interest rate environment, funding gaps, regulatory burdens on banks and appetite for access to illiquid assets through new mechanisms have caused various mega trends. One has been the greater allocation to private assets such as private debt, private capital and real assets.


Investors are increasingly seeing private assets as the norm, even in traditionally public-market-focused portfolios. In every conversation we have had with large institutional investors, we’re hearing that these asset classes are of growing importance to their strategic asset allocation.

The pace of technological change has never been greater; post COVID-19, it has accelerated. While the Private Capital industry has historically been opaque and complex, increasing pressure from investors will continue to drive change, recognising that this must be through scalable and commercially viable means. Data empowerment ultimately benefits all stakeholders when objectives and alignment is shared.

To help identify the real issues around the data exchange in the private capital industry and begin planning a path forward, Private Capital Data Standards Alliance (PCDS) and KPMG conducted a detailed study to ascertain the current challenges and together create a vision for the future.

What our report considers:

  • Why does greater consistency and transparency matter?
  • What are the existing challenges around data exchange?
  • How can businesses improve data consistency?
  • What must businesses do going forward?