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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds still largest alternatives investment but quickly giving up market share: hedge fund news, week 43

Monday, November 18, 2019

In the week ending November 15th 2019, a new study from Ernst & Young (EY) found that hedge funds continue to make up the largest percentage of investors' allocations to alternatives, but they are quickly giving up market share to private equity firms raking in the cash that investors are redeeming from the hedgies. Thirty public pension plans reported a total of 105 commitments to private equity investments in September, totaling $9.13 billion, according to the latest eVestment Private Markets Monitor.

In the PE/VC market, 2018 was a record-breaking year for US-based venture capital funds, and 2019 is poised to overtake it in terms of both the number of funds closed and amount of capital raised; Venture capital deal activity in the US slowed in Q3 2019, but full-year activity is on track to set a new annual record; North America continued to attract the major......................

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