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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds pledge $2.2 trillion of collateral assets to banks in 2017: hedge fund news, week 28

Monday, July 16, 2018

In the week ending 13 July, 2018, some $2.2 trillion of collateral assets have been pledged to the major banks from hedge funds in 2017. Total pledged collateral from non-hedge funds sources amount to $1.5 trillion.

BlackRock is planning to raise $3.5 billion for investments in energy infrastructure, its largest alternative investment fund yet; AE Industrial Partners has closed has closed its second fund at $1.3 billion. The US Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market is on track for a record year as investors seek floating-rate products in a rising interest rate environment; eVestment said that net inflows for hedge funds were nearly flat in May, with an estimated net $12.51 billion into the industry; and cannabis focused Navy Capital Green Fund said assets increased to almost $100 million from $10 million and returned more than 100 percent net of fees last year.

Indar Capital launches the European Special Opportunities Fund following a strategic investment by Tages Capital; Renaissance Investment is close to launching India Next Fund, its first eq......................

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