News & Press Releases

Backstop Shortlisted for 9 HFM US Technology Awards, but also 3 Private Asset Management Awards Too!

January 23, 2017

We’re proud to have been recognized for our understanding of the unique needs of alternative investment firms.

Backstop Solutions Group Named Europe’s Best CRM System

December 7, 2016

Award win underscores focus on developing products that bring greater agility to the institutional investment industry.

Backstop to Unveil Future Vision for Operational Agility at Backstop Connect Event

November 1, 2016

Backstop rebranded solutions to be incorporated into one comprehensive suite; New comprehensive suite will allow clients to be more agile and do more with less.

Backstop Announces APAC Expansion with Hong Kong Office and New Hire

July 26, 2016

Backstop expands into the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of its sixth office and the hiring of Steve Au as Director of Institutional Sales.

Optimizing User Experience Key Focus for 2016 Backstop User Conference

May 24, 2016

Guest speakers and breakout sessions enable customers to learn new skills and provide feedback

Backstop Survey Reveals Increased Focus on Cybersecurity for Institutional Investors

March 8, 2016

Survey of leading institutional investors benchmarks cybersecurity readiness in 2016

Backstop Named Best CRM System for Second Consecutive Year

February 23, 2016

Backstop Wins "best CRM" category at HFM U.S. Technology Awards

Press: "Backstop: Clould-Based Solutions for the Alternative Investment Industry" (FINalternatives)

February 22, 2016

FINalternatives' weekly FINtech Focus profiles Backstop

Backstop Announces the Launch of Backstop Blog

February 4, 2016

Company blog to focus on industry trends and user best practices

Backstop Expands in EMEA

December 14, 2015

Craig Rowland joins Backstop as VP of Institutional Sales to focus on operations and growth

Backstop Appoints Head of Information Security

December 9, 2015

Michael Neuman joins Backstop to oversee data and information security

Backstop Wins HFM European Technology Award

November 23, 2015

Backstop named the "Best CRM System" and shortlisted in three other award categories

Backstop Hosts Operational Due Diligence Panel in New York

October 29, 2015

Industry experts discuss trends in due diligence during Backstop's regional training

Backstop Solutions Group Wins HFM US Hedge Fund Services Award

October 23, 2015

Backstop wins HFM Week's "Best technology for small and start-up firms" award and is short-listed in four other categories.

Press: "Software Company Beefing Up Staff" (Hedge Fund Alert)

October 1, 2015

Hedge Fund Alert reports on Backstop's rapid growth.

Backstop CEO Clint Coghill Named into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

September 24, 2015

Clint Coghill will join twenty other entrepreneurs to be inducted into the 2015 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Backstop Expands its Leadership Team with the Addition of Four Senior Executives

September 18, 2015

Backstop announces newly-created strategic leadership roles.

Backstop Solutions Group Announces Integration With Preqin LTD

June 21, 2015

For Preqin data subscribers, Preqin investor data is seamlessly integrated into the Backstop CRM.

Backstop Solutions Group acquires Cogency Software

June 1, 2015

Backstop Solutions Group, LLC. has acquired Cogency Software, a leading provider of accounting solutions for multi-manager investment firms.

Backstop Solutions Group Shortlisted for Two Industry Awards

March 24, 2015

Backstop Solutions Group is shortlisted for two industry awards in Europe: the WealthBriefing Awards and the HFM European Hedge Fund Service Provider Awards.

Backstop Solutions Group Shows Impressive Growth in 2014

March 9, 2015

Backstop Solutions Group ended an exciting year of growth in 2014 with 112 new clients, as well as a number of new product features and client services enhancements.

Backstop Wins HFM US Technology Awards

February 9, 2015

Backstop platform is honored as "Best CRM System."

Backstop Wins Acquisition International Hedge Fund Award

January 29, 2015

Backstop platform is honored as the "Best CRM Software Suite for Investment Managers - USA."

Backstop Solutions Group Shortlisted for Family Wealth Report Awards

January 22, 2015

Backstop is shortlisted for the Family Wealth Report Awards 2015 in the “CRM System” category.

Backstop Solutions Group Launches New Mobile Solution

January 16, 2015

After first launching a redesigned mobile app at the 2014 Backstop User Conference, an updated version of the app was released in early January and now includes features for both fund managers and allocators.

Backstop Solutions Group Shortlisted for HFM US Technology Awards

December 15, 2014

Backstop is shortlisted in three categories for the 2015 HFM US Technology Awards, including: “Best CRM System,” “Best Data Management Product” and “Best Mobile Solution.”

Backstop Solutions Group Wins HFM US Hedge Fund Services Award

October 29, 2014

Backstop received the honors for "Best Cloud Based Solution" at the 2014 HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards, sponsored by HFMWeek magazine.

Backstop Solutions Group Shortlisted for HFMWeek US Service Provider Awards

October 15, 2014

Backstop is highlighted in four categories, including “Best technology – overall,” “Best technology firm – client service,” “Best technology for small and start-up firms,” and "Best Cloud Based Solution."

Backstop Moves Into New London Office

September 15, 2014

Company expands team in EMEA and opens EU data center.

Effective Operational Due Diligence

July 24, 2014

Backstop's Vice President of Product & Market Strategy examines the drivers and challenges of performing operational due diligence, and shares four tips for transforming its results into actionable intelligence.

Backstop Strengthens Leadership Team, Hires Two Executives

May 14, 2014

Newly-created roles to enhance client engagement and product management.

Employees Retirement System of Texas Signs with Backstop

May 1, 2014

Backstop continues to add more asset allocators to client base.

Backstop Solutions Group Appoints Managing Director for EMEA

April 8, 2014

Following the opening of an office in London last year, Backstop Solutions Group announces that Simon Johnson is joining the company as Managing Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In this newly created role, Johnson is responsible for leading Backstop’s growth in these markets.

Backstop Solutions Group Soars to New Heights

April 3, 2014

Following a year of unprecedented growth, Backstop Solutions Group continues its success in 2014, signing 23 new clients in Q1.

Backstop Shortlisted for the Custody Risk Awards

March 27, 2014

Backstop has been shortlisted in two categories for the Custody Risk Americas Awards.

Backstop Solutions Group Leverages Global Expansion to Connect with Clients, Industry Partners

March 21, 2014

Backstop has opened offices in London, New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston. This global expansion is allowing the company to better serve clients and connect with industry partners through conference sponsorships... 

Backstop Shortlisted for the Family Wealth Report Awards 2014

January 17, 2014

Backstop Solutions Group (BSG), the leading provider of web-based solutions for the institutional investment community, has announced that the firm has been shortlisted for the Family Wealth Report Awards.

Backstop Continues Global Expansion with Two New Offices

January 13, 2014

Backstop Solutions Group (BSG), the leading provider of web-based solutions for the institutional investment community, has announced the opening of its newest offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California. This will be the fourth and fifth location for the Chicago-headquartered software company, following the 2013 openings of offices in New York and London.

CASE STUDY: College of the Holy Cross – Investment Office

January 11, 2014

The College of the Holy Cross selected Backstop in order to consolidate fund research, portfolio management, accounting, and analytics. The case study analizes their experiences with the platform.

Backstop Finalist in 2013 HFM Awards

October 2, 2013

Backstop is proud to announce its inclusion on the shortlist for the 2013 HFMWeek US Hedge Fund Services Awards.

Backstop Incuded in Hedge Fund Operational Group Working Paper

September 30, 2013

Geoff Surkamer wrote an article, "The Importance of CRM", that was included in the Hedge Fund Operational Group Working Paper.

Backstop Solutions Group Hosts 7th Annual User Conference

September 17, 2013

Backstop held its 7th User Conference at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center with over 150 attendees.

Backstop Acquires PerTrac CMS, Names New CEO

May 2, 2013

Backstop announces the acquisition of PerTrac CMS from eVestment Alliance, takes on CMS clients and announces Clint Coghill as new CEO.

ITA Fall Challenge Introduces Chicago Tech Companies To Emerging Talent

November 19, 2012

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) proudly announces the winners of the 2012 Fall Challenge Presented by Backstop Solutions Group. The Final Challenge brought 55 students to Chicago, introducing them to Illinois technology companies to attract them to the growing Chicago tech industry.

Backstop Releases Enhanced MS Office Integration to Power Client Workflow

August 9, 2012

Tighter integration gives managers an edge to collect research, produce tear sheets and aims to significantly improve productivity for Backstop users overseeing marketing, investor relations, research, due diligence, compliance, and relationships with third party vendors.

Backstop Discusses JOBS Act, New Marketing Regulations for Hedge Funds

May 24, 2012

Backstop Solutions Group speaks about The JOBS Act and its implications on the hedge fund community at a seminar hosted by industry news company Infovest21. Among the topics discussed are the advantages and disadvantages of the new regulations brought on by this legislation.

Understanding the Cloud: Benefits and Considerations for Fund Managers

April 13, 2012

As more and more firms in the hedge fund industry continue to adopt cloud computing, understanding the benefits and considerations behind cloud technology becomes more important than ever. This paper will define cloud computing and address the benefits and concerns behind the ever evolving technology known as The Cloud.

HFMWeek Roundtable: Focus on CRM Software

February 8, 2012

Backstop CEO Jeremie Bacon discusses CRM Trends for Hedge Funds

Backstop Introduces Portfolio Planning Module for Flagship Software Platform

December 2, 2011

Backstop Solutions Group announced the addition of Backstop Portfolio Planning to its core portfolio management platform. The new module allows allocators to construct and share customized portfolio scenarios based on target asset allocations within its flagship software platform...

Backstop to Showcase Integrated Compliance Solutions at ACA Conference

September 1, 2011

Backstop Solutions Group will continue to set the standard for integrated compliance solutions for alternative asset managers by exhibiting at the ACA Compliance Group's Fall 2011 Compliance Conference in September...

Surviving an Audit: Understanding Compliance Under the Dodd-Frank Act

June 29, 2011

Establishing a clear internal compliance program is key for fund managers that now have to register with the SEC, according to a new white paper published by Backstop Solutions Group, a leading software provider for the alternative asset industry...

Backstop Named Finalist for Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Award

April 20, 2011

Backstop Solutions Group announced it has been selected as a finalist for a 2011 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS award in the Rising Star category. According to the ITA, the award winning company must have exhibited success in building a sustainable organization, with ongoing revenue growth, and expansion of its products and services to new market segments...

Bridging the communications gap with cloud-based solutions

March 30, 2011

For most businesses, having a website is fundamental. Not so for hedge fund managers who have preferred to reinforce their clandestine activities by eschewing a snazzy homepage. This is beginning to change as managers embrace the new era of regulation and compliance says Chicago-based Backstop Solutions Group...

Backstop Celebrates Record Growth in 2010

February 1, 2011

Backstop today announced a record year of client growth in 2010. The firm increased its client base by more than 25% and further extended its position as a global leader in the alternative investment management community...