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23 Sep. 2022 Williams College's Collette D. Chilton named recipient of 100 Women in Finance's 2022 Americas Industry Leadership Award [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Finance (100WF), a global finance industry organization, announced that Collette D. Chilton, Chief Investment Officer at Williams College, will receive its 2022 Americas Industry Leadership Award. The Award is presented annually in recognition of exemplary pr
23 Sep. 2022 Oil and gas investor Silver Hill raises over $1bn for first institutional fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Oil and gas investment specialist Silver Hill Energy Partners has raised more than $1bn for its first institutional private equity fund - Silver Hill Energy Partners II. According to a recent release from the Dallas-based firm, the oversubscribed fund has received
23 Sep. 2022 ClearGlass recognise 'exceptional value for money' asset managers [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Research arm of independent data provider ClearGlass Analytics has identified nine 'elite' asset managers that have consistently provided exceptional value for money for their clients. The research recognizes asset managers providing exceptional 'value for mone
23 Sep. 2022 HarbourVest amasses over $3bn for the 12th fund exceeding the target [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global private markets firm HarbourVest Partners announced that it has closed its twelfth flagship fund - HarbourVest Fund XI - at $3 billion, well over its target of $2 billion. The global private markets investment specialist said in a media release that Fund XII
22 Sep. 2022 Arquant Capital launches range of actively managed funds directly invested in cryptocurrencies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Arquant Capital, an independent French asset management company specialised in crypto-assets has just launched Arquant Bitcoin Dynamic and Arquant Ethereum Dynamic, its fi
22 Sep. 2022 TA Associates wraps up its fifth debt fund at over $1.1bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, has closed its fifth debt fund at more than $1.1 billion, beating its $600 million target. TA Debt Fund V is significantly larger than its predecessor fund, TA Subordinated Debt Fund IV, which closed at $542 millio
22 Sep. 2022 Mirova raises $1.57bn for infra impact fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Sustainability-focused investment manager Mirova has raised €1.6 billion ($1.57bn) for the Mirova Energy Transition 5 (MET 5), its fifth - and by far largest - energy transition infrastructure equity fund, focused on the renewable energy and low-carbon mobility sectors
22 Sep. 2022 81% of asset managers pledging net zero targets, but only 22% have a 'credible' plan [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A survey revealed a significant rise in the number of fund management groups pledging to become net zero by 2050, with 81% now having such a commitment in place versus only 41% the previous year. However, only 22% of asset managers have credible plans to support th
21 Sep. 2022 Coin Metrics partners with hedge fund Two Sigma for institutional push [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venn, hedge fund Two Sigma's trading data system is teaming up with Coin Metrics, a provider of intelligence to cryptocurrency investors, to help make crypto market infrastructure friendlier for institutions accustomed to traditional capital markets. According to
21 Sep. 2022 77% of CIOs and CTOs increase their technology spending despite the sector having been hit hard [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Though high-growth technology companies have been hit the hardest by recent market shifts, however, 77% of companies are expected to either increase their technology budgets in 2023 or keep them the same, said a study. According to new research from Bain & Company,
21 Sep. 2022 Clearlake Capital raises more than $2.5bn for third opportunities fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Clearlake Capital Group, an investment management and private equity firm, has closed its third opportunities fund at more than $2.5 billion, beating its $1.5 billion target. Clearlake Opportunities Partners III (COP III) will make non-control special situations inv
20 Sep. 2022 Hedge funds battle macro headwinds to post flat returns of 0.04% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.04% in August, a second consecutive month of positive returns following a 1.5% gain in July, even as the broader markets continued to plummet. Following back-to-back monthly gains, global hedge funds have pared back losses to
20 Sep. 2022 Neuberger Berman racks up $4.9bn for fifth secondary fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Neuberger Berman Group, a private, independent, employee-owned investment management firm, closed its fifth global private equity secondary fund, the NB Secondary Opportunities Fund V (SOF V ) at $4.9 billion, far exceeding its target of $3 billion. According to a p
19 Sep. 2022 Report notes an increase in the number of hedge fund managers entering into SMA relationships [more]
B.G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: US law firm Seward & Kissel notes in its recent SMA Snapshot Report that it has seen, within the US hedge fund market, an increase in the number of managers entering i
19 Sep. 2022 Resurgens wraps up sophomore fund at over $500m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Resurgens Technology Partners, the tech-focused investment firm launched by former HIG and Accel-KKR execs, has closed its second fund at more than $500 million. Resurgens Technology Partners II, which was oversubscribed and reached its revised hard cap at the clo
16 Sep. 2022 Emerging Markets hedge fund capital extends decline on Russia, inflation [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Emerging Markets hedge funds extended 2Q declines through August, with losses again driven by exposure to Russian assets as well as the acceleration of global inflation, rising U.S. interest rates and slowing economic growth, said a study. According to the HFR repor
16 Sep. 2022 Tikehau rolls out alternative investment offering with iCapital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Alternative asset manager Tikehau Capital has partnered with US alternative investment platform provider iCapital to launch a customized marketplace to deliver alternative investment opportunities to wealth managers. "Through the partnership, Tikehau Capital will l
16 Sep. 2022 Ares racks up $3.7bn for for new alternative credit fund at its hard-cap nearly doubling target [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Ares Management Corporation, a global alternative investment manager, has raised $3.7bn (€3.7bn) focused exclusively on investing in sports leagues, sports teams, and sports-related franchises, as well as media and entertainment companies. According to a press relea
16 Sep. 2022 US PE firms complete almost 4,000 deals, with a cumulative value of $400bn during H1 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the first half of 2022, US PE firms completed approximately 4,000 deals, with a cumulative value of just over $400 billion, said a study. According to the 2022 North American Private Equity Investment Professional Compensation Survey by Heidrick & Struggles, the
15 Sep. 2022 AIMA announces new Council (Board of Directors), and re-appointment of Chair [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, announced the directors of its governing body, the AIMA Council, for the 2022-2024 term with effect from September 14th. AIMA also confirmed that Magne
15 Sep. 2022 80% of the family offices expecting portfolio gains, says Citi [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite the concerns and perhaps a reflection of their sentiment that the market may have bottomed out, there is a high degree of optimism for portfolio returns over the next twelve months, with 80% of the family offices expecting portfolio gains and 62% expecting a 5%
15 Sep. 2022 Venture-capital firm Northzone raises $1bn fund for fintech, Web3 investments [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Northzone, the European VC firm, has raised a new €1bn ($1bn) fund - its largest to date, and one of the biggest raised in Europe this year. The tenth fund is double the size of its previous fund of $500 million in 2019, said a media release from the London-based VC
14 Sep. 2022 CI Global Asset Management launches CI Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CI Global Asset Management (CI GAM) announced the launch of CI Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund, which provides investors with convenient one-stop access to CI GAM's suite of liquid alternative funds and other non-traditional investments. CI GAM's liquid alternative fu
14 Sep. 2022 Baring Private Equity Asia raises $11.2 bln in its largest buyout fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asian private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has closed its eighth pan-Asia fund at $11.2 billion, the largest in the firm's history. According to a press release from the Hong Kong-based firm, BPEA's final close, which exceeded its $8.5 billion initi
14 Sep. 2022 500-plus institutional investors with $39tn urge governments to step up climate policies [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 532 institutional investors with US$39 trillion in assets under management (AUM) have called on governments to raise their climate ambition, including setting plans to phase out fossil fuel use and forcing companies to set out science-based transition plans, as governm
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