Blogs by Monel Amin New York, NY

Hello I'm Monel Amin.

Founder of DIligenceVault, Arthance. Former head of liquid investments risk @ Citi, CMU/Tepper and BVM Engineering alumna



We Are Growing! - 5 Things to Know About Us

We Are Growing! - 5 Things to Know About Us

Closing out a fun filled 2017, we are looking to grow our team by at least 30% in 2018. As we expand, we are taking the time to pen what you have told us is most important to you, our clients and our community, which has driven the 5 core things that we do, and will continue to do in years to come: 1.

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Diligence Framework for Blockchain

Diligence Framework for Blockchain

The Questions Du Jour in 2017: Does DiligenceVault employ blockchain technology? Does DiligenceVault offer diligence questionnaire for blockchain investing? The answer to former is Not Yet, and latter is Yes. So thought this focus on diligence for blockchain could be a nice way to close the year, especially as new investment options are knocking on the investors door. Almost all institutional investors and asset

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How Do You Innovate with Your Clients?

How Do You Innovate with Your Clients?

Digitization and digitalization are accelerating in the asset management industry in response to new growth strategies, differentiation strategies and margin compression. At DiligenceVault, more than three quarters of our engagements are with B2B buyers who do not have significant investment in this space, but are looking to change that. Our learning experiences from the past year have prompted this sequel to How Do Firms

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Risk Management in 2027: How Does It Look?

Risk Management in 2027: How Does It Look?

We find ourselves in a complicated valuation environment at present, with unparalleled volatility shorts in the market, VIX at an all-time low, extended outperformance by passive indices, massive unrealized valuations in portfolios, and limited exits in private markets. This month we also marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the largest single-day equity drawdown in the history of the US equity markets. With this

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What's the "Vertical SaaS" Premium?

What's the "Vertical SaaS" Premium?

A recent discussion with a tech-savvy prospect has inspired this blog on the economic value of building a vertically integrated SaaS platform. The question asked and answered is "How does DiligenceVault deliver greater value than leveraging series of single functionality horizontal SaaS products?" A vertical SaaS combines the advantages of a SaaS model and resolves multiple pain points for the end user, by integrating

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From Barbarians at the Gate to Data-driven Intelligence

From Barbarians at the Gate to Data-driven Intelligence

Private investing has come a long way from the famed LBO story associated with mega deals and the relationships that make these deals happen. As the world goes increasingly digital, ever wonder what would happen when data takes the front seat along with relationships in private markets investing? How does data influence the way investors in private markets identify and manage portfolio risks: Most

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