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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
14 Sep. 2022 89% of hedge funds that in-source IT management plan to allocate more spending to outsourced services [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Looking ahead to the next two years, 89 percent of hedge fund firms that currently in-source IT management said they are likely to allocate more spending to IT outsourcing and AI-driven services, said a survey. The driver behind this shift is a need for heightened s
14 Sep. 2022 Avance racks up $1.1bn for inaugural fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Avance Investment Management, a PE firm focused on the middle market, has wrapped up its debut fund at about $1.1 billion, beating its original $500 million target. The New York-based firm, co-founded by former executives from Palladium Equity Partners, said in a
13 Sep. 2022 The wealthiest cities in the world in 2022 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The USA dominates the world's Top 20 Cities with the Most Millionaires in 2022, with New York taking the crown with 345,600 millionaires, and five other American cities -ญญ San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Dallas ญ- securing places on the coveted world's
13 Sep. 2022 Forester Capital invests in Chepstow Lane's flagship fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: U.S-based alternative investment platform Forester Capital is to make a strategic investment into the flagship fund of Chepstow Lane Capital LLP, a European-focused, opportunistic credit manager. According to a press release from the $1.3bn financial consultant in
13 Sep. 2022 LaSalle raises $2.2bn for the sixth Asia Pacific opportunistic fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager LaSalle Investment Management has raised over US$2.2 billion of equity for the LaSalle Asia Opportunity VI (LAO VI) fund, including sidecars and co-investment programs, exceeding its initial target of US$1.5 billion. The committed capital,
13 Sep. 2022 EQT raises $2.43bn for maiden European growth fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Swedish private equity firm EQT has raised a new €2.4bn ($2.43bn) fund, the largest first-time growth fund based in Europe. Total commitments include funds raised from EQT employees and the EQT Network, which are not fee-generating, according to an announcement fro
13 Sep. 2022 World's 300 largest pension funds' assets balloon to a record $23.6tn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The 300 largest pension funds in the world saw their assets under management (AUM) increase by 8.9% to a record $23.6 trillion in 2021, said a study. According to a report from the Willis Towers Watson (WTW)'s Thinking Ahead Institute, while total AUM has reached
12 Sep. 2022 Asset tokenization projected to grow 50x into $16tn opportunity by 2030 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A newly-published report by global consulting firm BCG and ADDX, the digital exchange for private markets, forecasts that asset tokenization will expand into a US$16.1 trillion business opportunity by 2030. This growth comes as the crypto winter is prompting capital to fo
12 Sep. 2022 DiligenceVault 2022 asset manager survey: RFPs and DDQs - a gateway to success [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DiligenceVault, a digital diligence platform for the asset management industry, released its latest whitepaper entitled "RFPs and DDQs - A Gateway to Success." The paper presents survey insights from over 600 fund managers that explores the nature of due diligen
12 Sep. 2022 BayPine raises $3bn for digitization fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: BayPine, a Boston-based midmarket buyout firm led by David Roux (ex-Silver Lake) and Anjan Mukherjee (ex-Blackstone), raised $2.2 billion for its debut fund, exceeding its $2.0 billion target. Including the invested capital of co-investors participating directly and
12 Sep. 2022 Ardian closes $2.1bn Americas Infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private investor Ardian has raised $2.1bn (€2bn) for its latest Americas infrastructure fund, to target telecommunications, transportation, and energy-transition sector assets. Secondaries giant said in a media release that the capital raised for Ardian Americas In
12 Sep. 2022 Apollo veteran Josh Harris rolls out $5bn investment group [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Josh Harris, the billionaire private equity executive who left Apollo Global Management last year after a messy succession battle, is building out his firm to focus on private equity, credit, and insurance. The venture, named 26North, is launching with $5bn in asset
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