Blogs by Monel Amin New York, NY

Hello I'm Monel Amin.

Founder of DIligenceVault, Arthance. Former head of liquid investments risk @ Citi, CMU/Tepper and BVM Engineering alumna



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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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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From Barbarians at the Gate to Data-driven Intelligence

From Barbarians at the Gate to Data-driven Intelligence

Private investing has come a long way from the famed LBO story associated with mega deals and the relationships that make these deals happen. As the world goes increasingly digital, ever wonder what would happen when data takes the front seat along with relationships in private markets investing? How does data influence the way investors in private markets identify and manage portfolio risks: Most

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When AI Becomes the New Investment Option

When AI Becomes the New Investment Option

Artificial Intelligence as a locus of investment is very tempting for asset owners. Expectations for AI are lofty, ranging from cost savings, creating productive capacity, and enabling human cognitive capabilities, resulting meaningful impact on portfolio returns. We did an analysis of popular Google Search terms including AI as a key word along with standard fund investment options, and as seen below, AI was dramatically

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Is There Success In Your Name?

Is There Success In Your Name?

If you recall, we blogged about how we named ourselves. Your firm’s name is a representation of who you are, reflecting your unconscious biases, influenced by your experience, beliefs, and vision. It establishes the beginning of a firm’s reputation. We analyze how asset managers name themselves and what, if any, are the implications to their long term success. Name and Legacy Surprisingly,

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Memorable Moments in the Life of an Entrepreneur

Memorable Moments in the Life of an Entrepreneur

The word ‘moment’ is defined as a fixed reference point in time, or the effect of a force for change when the turn becomes clear. Our entrepreneurial journey is full of moments we will recount here - Fun, profound and leading to lots of lessons learned! We code in sprints, but sell in marathons :) A moment during the first month of starting this new

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