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Backstop Solutions

Backstop Solutions

Category
Consolidated Reporting
HQ
United States of America

Backstop Solutions, an award-winning technology provider, delivers the infrastructure and investment platform family office CIOs need to achieve operational excellence and meet long-term objectives. By providing a central repository for all organizational, process, and investment data, Backstop supplies complete transparency and visibility anywhere and anytime, and ensures the continuity of institutional knowledge. Robust capabilities streamline portfolio, research, deal, and liquidity management.

What sets Backstop Solutions apart?

“Backstop’s mission is to help family offices use their time to its fullest potential. We develop technology to simplify and streamline otherwise time-consuming tasks and processes.”

Key Company Info

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Company

Facts about the company

Employees

100-500

Founded

2003

Ownership
  • Owned by management
Incorporated

United States of America

Locations
  • Chicago (HQ)
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Fairfield
  • London
  • Hong Kong.
Top 5 Markets
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
Total AUM

$6 trillion

Avg. AUM per client

$7.5 Bn

Clients

Facts about the clients

Focus
  • Other Asset Allocators
Serves also
  • Multi-Family Offices
  • Single-Family Offices
  • Fund managers
  • Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs)/ Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs)
Number of clients:

+800

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What Backstop Solutions' clients say

“We used to have to access three, four, or even five different systems to piece together an answer that we needed. Many times, our team members could not even access those systems directly and therefore had to rely on back office personnel to gather the necessary data. Now, our investment team members can go to one system and easily and instantly get the information they need to do their work.”

Hillman Family Office

Product

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The basics

Basics about the product

Main tasks
  • CRM
  • Accounting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Consolidated Reporting
Top features
  • Research management
  • Deal management
  • Portfolio management
  • Liquidity management
  • Accounting
  • Intellx documents and
    transactions
  • Support
Assets supported
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Bankable assets
  • Rare collectibles (e.g. luxury cars, boats, high-value jewelry)
Compliance
  • GDPR
Whitelabel
  • Yes
Technology

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Type Of Software
  • SaaS
Security
  • Backstop uses a layered approach of overlapping controls, monitoring and authentication to ensure overall security of Backstop’s data, network and system resources.
  • Dedicated security staff, regularly review servers, firewalls, routers and monitoring platforms on a regular basis.
  • Completed System and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) examination and audit, standard set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Integrations
  • Backstop offers a variety of database integrations that can enhance a client’s use of the platform. A partial list can be found on our website.
Mobile App

Yes

Reporting-specific features

They handle reporting like this

Type of data
  • Transaction level data
Accuracy
  • As a data processer, Backstop does not monitor the data placed on its platform to ensure accuracy. Backstop would work with its client controllers to address any data subject requests.
Custodians
  • Backstop offers an API solution to support integration with third-party custodians and data providers.
  • The Backstop API provides a REST API with JSON-formatted responses to access Backstop resources, such as tasks and activities within the platform.
  • Coverage includes support for GET, POST, PATCH and DELETE on a broad base of Backstop entities.
Time to new custodian
  • The time it takes to connect to a new custodian varies depending on each individual client.
Multi-currency
  • Users can set multiple base currencies, based on holding/position data, based on transaction data
Pricing & Co

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Cost structure
  • Feature based
Average cost p.a.

$7K- $12K

Support & Services

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Support options

General contact mail or phone, Dedicated contact, In person on site support

Pricing of support

The support is free.

Onboarding

Timelines for implementing clients can vary based on client availability and goals with the platform. From the very first training engagement within the first two weeks of kicking off the project, our clients would have full access to their Backstop environment. Timelines are agreed upon during the kick off engagement but are staggered through milestones. The CRM phase can be completed within 2 weeks, Fund Research and Due Diligence within a month and the Portfolio setup and varying levels of module and feature implementation range about a month on based on size, history, client resources and availability of data.

Customisation

Yes. Configuration can be performed by the users themselves and only requires minimal (i.e. non-technical) training.

Bespoke development

Yes, when the use case has broader application across our client base. We have performed bespoke development in the past when it has met the standard of having application to multiple clients.

Added services

Yes, software development is provided.

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