Optimizing Returns On A Technical Debt Portfolio

Optimizing Returns On A Technical Debt Portfolio

Technical debt is a term coined by Ward Cunningham to describe the cumulative consequences of corners being cut throughout a technology product's design and development cycle. In other words, it's the sum-total of longer term consequences of poor decisions / design choices - typically taken with the purpose of achieving rapid growth in product development and faster time to market. Valuing Technical Debt How would

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How Do You Innovate with Your Clients?

How Do You Innovate with Your Clients?

Digitization and digitalization are accelerating in the asset management industry in response to new growth strategies, differentiation strategies and margin compression. At DiligenceVault, more than three quarters of our engagements are with B2B buyers who do not have significant investment in this space, but are looking to change that. Our learning experiences from the past year have prompted this sequel to How Do Firms

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Lessons on Entrepreneurship (from Anthony Scaramucci)

Lessons on Entrepreneurship (from Anthony Scaramucci)

The skill and experience you amass in an area of professional competency is one thing. Taking that expertise and turning into a strong and successful business is another. In this blog, we review advice from media and finance mogul Anthony Scaramucci in his book “Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success” and compare notes on our learnings over three plus

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Risk Management in 2027: How Does It Look?

Risk Management in 2027: How Does It Look?

We find ourselves in a complicated valuation environment at present, with unparalleled volatility shorts in the market, VIX at an all-time low, extended outperformance by passive indices, massive unrealized valuations in portfolios, and limited exits in private markets. This month we also marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the largest single-day equity drawdown in the history of the US equity markets. With this

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The Sharing Economy in Asset Management

The Sharing Economy in Asset Management

Technology and human ingenuity have made wonderful things possible in our personal lives. Whether it is connecting with friends and associates, or finding products and services, there is much more at our fingertips than ever before. The connections and transactions that we engage in are easy and seamless – provided that we have the basic digital tools. The lack of friction and low cost is

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What's the "Vertical SaaS" Premium?

What's the "Vertical SaaS" Premium?

A recent discussion with a tech-savvy prospect has inspired this blog on the economic value of building a vertically integrated SaaS platform. The question asked and answered is "How does DiligenceVault deliver greater value than leveraging series of single functionality horizontal SaaS products?" A vertical SaaS combines the advantages of a SaaS model and resolves multiple pain points for the end user, by integrating

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