2016 was a record year for Burgiss! We expanded our client roster, rolled out more comprehensive global data sets, added new team members, and updated many of our product offerings, most notably our flagship product, Private i. We also enhanced the Burgiss Manager Universe, our research-quality database, which now includes the complete transactional and valuation histories for over 7,000 funds with a total capitalization representing $5 trillion.
We’re continuing to invest in client-facing resources by adding senior team members, as well as new personnel to our product, data, and engineering teams. Two of our newest senior additions are Brian Schmid, Global Head of Product Management, and Rajiv Bahl, Global Head of Relationship Management. We also expanded our Data Operations and Product teams in an effort to develop and provide better solutions for your private capital needs. In 2017, we’ll be bringing you product upgrades, including additional features to Private i, customized industry research, and higher quality content.