- Private equity giant KKR has hired Emilia Sherifova, the top technology officer at Northwestern Mutual, to develop a data-driven approach she says will play a “central role” in KKR’s next stage of evolution.
- Private equity executives are seeing data strategy as a way to analyze investments and juice returns.
- Blackstone said last February it had created a data platform to support decision-making. Matt Katz, hired from Point72 Asset Management in 2015, heads up data scientists who work with the firm’s dealmakers.
- Data insights help create opportunities and avoid mistakes, said Patrick Davitt, an analyst at Autonomous Research who covers KKR.
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