Award Categories

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ADVISORY/CONSULTANCY: ESG
This award is designed to reward ESG advisory professionals that have demonstrated expertise and top-class client services standards in their provision of advice to the private equity fund community over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of demonstrating customer and revenue growth, as well as detailing how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients over the past 12 months.
ADVISORY/CONSULTANCY: Tax & Compliance
This award is designed to reward tax and compliance advisory professionals that have demonstrated expertise and top-class client services standards in their provision of advice to the private equity fund community over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of demonstrating customer and revenue growth, as well as detailing how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients deal with regulatory changes over the past 12 months.
ADVISORY/CONSULTANCY: Operations & Technology
This award is designed to reward operations and technology advisory professionals that have demonstrated expertise and top-class client services standards in their provision of advice to the private equity fund community over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of demonstrating customer and revenue growth, as well as detailing how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients over the past 12 months.
FUND ADMINISTRATION: Under $50bn (total assets under administration) 
This award is designed to reward smaller private equity administrators that have delivered across the board through business/client growth, innovation and client servicing over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, new products, tools or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking and have been well received by the sector and top-class client service standards.
* The $50bn refers to total global private equity assets under administration
FUND ADMINISTRATION: Over $50bn (total assets under administration) 
This award is designed to reward larger private equity administrators that have delivered across the board through business/client growth, innovation and client servicing over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, new products, tools or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking and have been well received by the sector and top-class client service standards.
* The $50bn refers to total global private equity assets under administration
FUND ADMINISTRATION: Technology & Innovation
This award is designed to reward private equity administrators that have shown excellence and innovation in their use of technology. Success in this category depends on providing examples of how new products or the use of technology internally have contributed to the growth of the firm and improved the client experience.
LEGAL (FUND FORMATION): Offshore
This award rewards firms which have demonstrated a consistently high standard in providing offshore legal services to the private equity sector. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, new products, tools or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking or have responded to regulatory changes and have been well received by the sector and top-class client service standards.
LEGAL (FUND FORMATION): Onshore
This award rewards firms which have demonstrated a consistently high standard in providing legal services to private equity funds. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, new products, tools or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking or have responded to regulatory changes and have been well received by the sector and top-class client servicing of private equity firms in the past year.
RECRUITMENT: Operations/Finance
This award is designed to reward executive search firms which have excelled in the service they have provided their private equity clients over the past 12 months in terms of supporting the hiring of operations and/or finance staff. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, the placing of significant talent across the sector and top-class client service standards displayed through glowing client testimonials.
RECRUITMENT: Other
This award is designed to reward executive search firms which have excelled in the service they have provided their private equity clients over the past 12 months in terms of supporting the hiring of non-transactional private equity team members. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, the placing of significant talent across the sector and top-class client service standards displayed through glowing client testimonials.
TECHNOLOGY: Accounting and Reporting Software
This award is designed to reward firms displaying excellence in the provision of accounting and reporting software across a range of private equity fund models. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, as well as innovations and product or brand development that demonstrates new thinking and which can boast significant success and positive customer feedback through glowing client testimonials.
TECHNOLOGY: Portfolio Monitoring/Risk Management
This award is designed to reward firms displaying excellence in the provision of portfolio monitoring or risk management solutions. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, as well as innovations and product or brand development that demonstrates new thinking and which can boast significant success and positive customer feedback through glowing client testimonials.
TECHNOLOGY: Cyber Security
This award is designed to reward firms displaying excellence in the provision of cyber-security servicing for private equity clients over the past 12 months. The award is open to vendors with products or services focused on protecting private equity from cyber-attacks, including software products, consultancy services or advisory work. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, as well as innovations and product or brand development that demonstrates new thinking and which can boast significant success and positive customer feedback through glowing client testimonials.
TECHNOLOGY: Information and Data Provider
This award is designed to reward private equity information and data specialists that have delivered strong business/client growth, innovation and client servicing over the course of the last 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, new products, tools or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking and have been well received by the sector and top-class client service standards, backed up by glowing client testimonials.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICES
This award is designed to reward foreign exchange service providers specialising in the private equity fund space that have delivered across the board through business/client growth, innovation and client servicing over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, breadth of foreign exchange solutions offered, new services or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking and have been well received by the sector and top-notch service standards backed-up by glowing client testimonials.
FUND FINANCING
This award is designed to reward lenders specialising in the private equity fund space that have delivered across the board through business/client growth, innovation and client servicing over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, breadth of foreign exchange solutions offered, new services or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking and have been well received by the sector and top-notch service standards backed-up by glowing client testimonials.

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Best CFO Of The Year
This award is designed to recognise a private equity CFO for their outstanding contribution to their firm, their LPs, their portfolio companies, as well as their impact on the wider community. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, commercial acumen, efficient processes and testimonials from colleagues, clients and partners.

Best COO Of The Year
This award is designed to recognise a private equity COO for their outstanding contribution to their firm, their LPs, their portfolio companies, as well as their impact on the wider community. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, commercial acumen, efficient processes and testimonials from colleagues, clients and partners.
Rising star
This award will look across the full spectrum of operational functions and seek to celebrate a private equity professional clearly impacting their firm and the wider industry through trail-blazing innovation. Judges will be looking for creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to support the community.