One of the key PCDS business social media hashtags is #NotAnotherTemplate, but market participants who are in the know may think that this somehow reflects negatively on reputable industry organizations that have brought forward standardized templates for the industry. Not at all.
#NotAnotherTemplate is the PCDS tagline promoting the fact that PCDS does not compete with nor overwrite the good efforts of our fellow industry efforts in the PE space. Instead, the role of PCDS is more so that of an extension of industry efforts because PCDS is focused not on changing existing templates but on standardizing the technical language used in electronic reporting files (through tagging and data definitions) of PE reporting. #Optimisation is the goal.
Templates are clearly part of the journey. However, PCDS is moving the industry towards a future with an efficient GP-LP reporting experience where a PCDS data standard will allow for the automated exchange of reporting files utilizing the PCDS data standard as a key or legend for the cross-mapping of data files from and into any system.
Are you interested in PCDS membership for your organization? You are in good company. Our current PCDS members include major public pensions, endowments, sovereigns, administrators, portfolio and advisory firms, technology providers, benchmarking firms, and more.
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MANAGING DIRECTOR, PRIVATE INVESTMENTS
HEAD OF REPORTING AND PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Allianz Capital Partners
MANAGER, PRIVATE INVESTMENTS DATA
MUFG Investor Services
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ANALYST AND SENIOR FINANCE ADVISOR
Andra AP fonden (AP2)
Our member organizations include major financial services firms and some of the largest North American and European public pensions.