ADS Initiative

Adopting Data Standards

ADS Initiative

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ADS Goals

The ADS Initiative is a membership organization and a cross-collaboration of private capital stakeholders 

that are working together and committed to:

  • Completing a live, digital GP-LP reporting proof-of-concept 
  • Promoting efficiency and consistency in digital GP-LP reporting 
  • Building consensus for the benefit of the industry
  • A "commercially neutral" initiative that fosters engagement and participation  
  • Developing generally accepted global data standards

The ADS Initiative is focused on fostering a collaborative and conflict-free forum to build momentum in private capital for global data standards.  ADS seeks to promote standards that will facilitate digital reporting for efficiency and transparency in the GP-LP relationship with an informed and realistic timeline expectation for adoption in the industry.  Generally accepted data standards in financial reporting will provide a solid foundation for the free market to solve for the higher technology and analytical needs of all market participants.  

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Who are the ADS Supporters?

The ADS Initiative is supported by many organizations that include:

  • Asset allocators
  • Institutional investors
  • Investment firms
  • Fund administrators
  • Technology firms
  • Consultants and advisors
  • Benchmarking organisations

Expect to hear more information about these well-known organizations and professionals in the coming months. 

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The Collaborative ADS Approach

ADS supporters recognize the fundamental need to create a non-commercial, collaborative environment even among competing firms.


This ground-breaking, ideological approach of the ADS Initiative for private capital is part of the ground rules required for participation that 

facilitates cooperation and independence.

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