Arman Salavitabar, CFA

Arman Salavitabar, CFA

Founding Partner, FundFront

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Finding Private Market Opportunities in a Fragmented Market

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Private markets are notoriously fragmented, posing significant challenges for both investors and investment managers. In this article, we’ll explore the common pains of finding private market opportunities and how a comprehensive database accessible through banks and brokerages can revolutionize this process.

Challenges in Finding Private Market Opportunities

Lack of Centralized Information

One of the primary challenges in private markets is the lack of centralized information. Unlike public markets where data is readily available and standardized, private market data is scattered across various platforms, making it difficult to get a complete picture of available opportunities.

High Due Diligence Costs

Due diligence in private markets is resource-intensive, requiring significant time and financial investment. This is due to the complexity and opacity of private investments, which often involve bespoke deal structures and limited public information.

Limited Accessibility

Access to private market opportunities is often restricted to a select group of institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. This exclusivity limits the potential for a broader range of investors to participate in lucrative private investments.

Manual Processes

Many processes involved in private market investments are still manual, including subscription and investor onboarding. These manual processes are not only time-consuming but also prone to errors, increasing operational risks.

Inefficiencies in Distribution

Distribution of private market products often involves multiple intermediaries, leading to inefficiencies and higher costs. Coordinating among various service providers, paying agents, and custodians can be cumbersome and slow, delaying the investment process.

The Role of a Centralized Database in Addressing These Challenges

Centralization of Information

A centralized database consolidates information on private market opportunities, providing a one-stop shop for investors and investment managers. This centralization simplifies the search for investment opportunities, reducing the time and effort required to gather data from disparate sources.

Streamlined Due Diligence

With a comprehensive database, due diligence processes can be streamlined. Investors can access standardized data, performance metrics, and historical information in one place, making it easier to evaluate potential investments. Additionally, advanced analytics tools can be integrated to automate parts of the due diligence process.

Enhanced Accessibility

A centralized platform accessible through banks and brokerages democratizes access to private market opportunities. By integrating private investments into existing advisory systems, a wider range of investors can participate in these markets, broadening the investor base and enhancing market liquidity.

Standardization of Manual Processes

Standardizing manual processes by making private market products bankable can significantly reduce operational risks and enhance efficiency. By converting these opportunities into bankable products, the investment process becomes more streamlined and transparent.

Improved Distribution Efficiency

Integrating a centralized database with global distribution channels, such as ICSDs and global banks, improves the efficiency of distributing private market products. This integration eliminates the need for multiple intermediaries, reducing costs and accelerating the investment process.

Case Study: FundFront’s HUBS Platform

FundFront’s HUBS platform exemplifies how a centralized database can transform the private market investment landscape. HUBS provides a comprehensive database of bankable alternative investment products, accessible directly through wealth advisors, private banks, and other distributors.

Key Features of HUBS

  • Centralized Information: HUBS aggregates data on a range of private market opportunities, making it easier for investors to discover and evaluate potential investments.
  • Streamlined Processes: The platform aims to standardize manual processes, reducing operational risks and increasing efficiency.
  • Global Distribution: HUBS integrates with global distribution channels, enhancing the accessibility and efficiency of private market product distribution.
  • Customizable Fund Selection: Distributors can select specific funds to be added to the HUBS platform, tailoring the offerings to meet the unique needs of their clients.

Benefits for Investors and Managers

  • Enhanced Efficiency: By reducing manual processes and streamlining due diligence, HUBS increases operational efficiency for investment managers.
  • Broader Access: The platform aims to democratize access to private market opportunities, allowing a wider range of investors to participate.
  • Improved Transparency: Standardized data and centralized information enhance transparency, building investor confidence with direct performance reporting.


The fragmented nature of private market opportunities presents significant challenges for investors and investment managers. However, a centralized database accessible through banks and brokerages can address these pains, streamlining processes, enhancing accessibility, and improving distribution efficiency. FundFront’s HUBS demonstrates the transformative potential of such solutions, paving the way for a more efficient and inclusive private market investment landscape.

For firms facing these challenges, leveraging a centralized database can be a game-changer. Contact FundFront to learn more about how our solutions can help you navigate the complexities of private market investments and unlock new opportunities for growth.

Written by:

Arman Salavitabar

Arman Salavitabar

Founding Partner, FundFront

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