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An in-depth look at StepStone’s private markets edge

StepStone’s ‘SPI’ provides its edge into private markets.

Jack Willougby spoke with executives at StepStone and its subsidiary Conversus, which runs a ’40 Act fund, to find out about its “SPI” (StepStone Private Intelligence) program and how it uses various bespoke technologies and positions in the market to gather and process a mountain of data that gives it a competitive edge. The firm’s technology is so advanced, they argue, that it has developed considerable predictive capabilities, which, among other things, they think will allow Conversus’s ’40 Act Fund to eliminate cash drag.

Email prepared by Graham Bippart