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Excellent IR Practices: With New Mountain, Adams Street, KPMG

Watch three experts discuss meeting the challenges of transparency, with William Hupp of Adams Street Partners, Daniel Reid of KPMG, and Adam Weinstein of New Mountain Capital

 
April 3, 2012 - PRLog -- Investors want more information on just about everything related to their private equity portfolio, and the increased burden of reporting has become a major challenge for private equity firms. What do LPs want to know and how are GPs delivering the data?

In “Excellent Investor Reporting,” William Hupp, a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Adams Street Partners, Daniel Reid, a Director of Financial Services Regulatory Practice at KPMG, and Adam Weinstein, a Managing Director of New Mountain Capital, discuss trends among their investors and clients, as well as how they are rising to meet the challenge of increased transparency. This program is the second in the groundbreaking Privcap video series, “Building a Better Firm.” The first segment is called “The Efficient GP.”

Topics discussed in this program include the history of LP-GP transparency, why hedge funds are even more transparency-challenged, the effect of reporting standards, financial transparency versus performance transparency, investor “obsession” with debt levels, confidentiality, CIO demand for data, the positive effects of negative attention, transparency at the GP management-company level, and the right mix of resources and people in the IR function.

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William Hupp
Partner, Chief Financial Officer
Adams Street Partners, LLC

William J. Hupp is a Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Member of Operating Committee and Member of Executive Committee of Adams Street Partners, LLC. He is based in the Chicago office and joined the firm in 2001. He and is a Member of the Investment Accounting and Operations Team. Hupp is responsible for all financial reporting and administrative functions relating to the firm, its funds, and separately managed accounts. Previously he was a Financial Services Audit Partner at KPMG. Hupp has more than 20 years of experience with investment service entities including investment advisors, broker and dealers, mutual funds, and other related investment products including venture capital and hedge funds. He has been significantly involved in investment advisor and broker-dealer mergers and acquisitions including assisting clients with purchase accounting issues, due diligence, and SEC compliance. Hupp has also assisted clients in analyzing compliance, operational, and accounting issues associated with derivatives and other complex investments. He is also experienced as a project programmer and Computer Systems Consultant. Hupp has taught business planning seminars and investment industry courses, spoken at private equity seminars, and edited and contributed to KPMG's RE:Fund publication. He is a Founding Board Member of the Midwest Chapter of the Private Equity C.F.O. Association and Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois C.P.A. Society, Institute of Management Accounting, the C.F.O. Task Force, and National Venture Capital Association. Hupp received a C.P.A. from the State of Illinois in 1981. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1980 and a B.A., with high honors, from the University of Michigan in 1978.

Daniel Reid
Director, Financial Services Regulatory
KPMG

Daniel Reid is a Director in KPMG’s Financial Services Regulatory Practice and has over 9 years of experience in securities regulation and compliance.  Prior to joining KPMG, Reid was a legal and compliance professional at a diversified alternative asset management firm.  Previously, Reid worked in securities litigation at both the SEC and a private law firm and as an analyst in the corporate, commercial and investment banking fields.  Reid has extensive experience researching, interpreting and applying the federal securities laws and regulations, state and foreign financial laws and regulations, and accepted industry better-practices to the compliance demands of a variety of financial businesses.  His current practice focuses on developing, implementing and testing comprehensive risk and compliance programs for investment advisers, broker dealers and private banks, especially those involved in alternative assets such as hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity funds and private banks.  Reid is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Adam Weinstein
Managing Director
New Mountain Capital

Adam B. Weinstein, Managing Director, joined New Mountain in 2005. He previously worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in that firm's merger and acquisition and private equity investor services areas, with clients that included large and small blue chip private equity and venture capital firms. He is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Binghamton University. He is a voting member of the Steering Committee and the Chief Financial Officer for the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, sits on the boards of the Great Oaks Foundation (a non-profit charter school organization) and various other non-profit organizations, and heads the grant board for a private foundation he founded. He also writes articles and thought pieces for Private Equity Manager magazine and speaks on various panels regarding issues affecting the alternative investment industry. He co-leads the finance, operations and investor reporting for New Mountain overall and is the Chief Financial Officer of New Mountain Finance Corporation, a BDC that New Mountain manages.

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