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17 Apr. 2020 Hedge fund redemptions are back in February with $8.1bn in outlfows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry returned to net outflows in February with $8.1 billion in redemptions, a reversal from January's $21.2 billion in inflows. February's redemptions represented 0.2% of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by Ba
17 Apr. 2020 Man Group with $500m inflows in Q1, confirms 2019 dividend and share repurchase program [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: British hedge fund manager Man Group, which had $117.7 billion in assets at December 31, said that it took in $500 million in new investor money in the first quarter as the novel coronavirus hit global markets. The investment firm said in a press release that its fu
17 Apr. 2020 Investors plan smaller commitments for private equity in the next 12 months [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors are planning to invest less capital in private equity in the next 12 months amid the global economic shockwaves caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Preqin. However, the appetite for Asia-Pacific investments continues to rise, it added. Among the 334 mand
16 Apr. 2020 Man GLG taps Andrew Swan to lead Asia team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man GLG, the discretionary investment management engine of Man Group, today announces that Andrew Swan will join the firm as Head of Asia (ex-Japan) Equities. With more than 25 years' experience investing in Asian and emerging markets equities, Andrew will initially be re
16 Apr. 2020 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index outperforms the MSCI AC World Index by 9.22% in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index registered its strongest outperformance relative to underlying markets since October 2008, outperforming the MSCI AC World Index by 9.22% in March. Long volatility and tail risk hedge funds topped the performance tables for Q1 2020, out
16 Apr. 2020 Private debt investors adopt a cautious approach in the uncertain year ahead [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors in private debt are adopting a cautious approach to the next 12 months, amid global economic uncertainty, said Preqin. Investors are making adjustments to reduce risk in the uncertain year ahead. According to the report, of the mandates issued for private
16 Apr. 2020 Global deal activity down 17.2% with 899 deals last week [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global deal activity plummets during the week ended April 12 - a total of 899 deals were announced globally during the week. It is a decrease of 17.2% over 1,086 deals announced during the previous week, said GlobalData. According to the report, the deal volume als
16 Apr. 2020 CTAs navigate the market selloff remarkably well, says Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the space of alternative strategies, Global Macro and Event-Driven strategies rebounded the most since March 23rd, as market conditions improved in the wake of the aggressive Federal Reserve announcements to tame risks in the financial system. Both Merger Arbitr
15 Apr. 2020 IOSCO publishes fifth hedge fund survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has just published its Report on the Fifth IOSCO Hedge Fund Survey, which provides regulators new insights into the global hedge fund industry and the potential systemic risks this industry may
15 Apr. 2020 Hedge fund returns varied in March amid elevated volatility, says eVestment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - March was a highly volatile and dramatic month, not just for global financial markets and the hedge fund industry, but for humanity. "During the global financial crisis, financial systems were at risk of failing, whereas in March and ongoing, we face larger failu
15 Apr. 2020 Barclay CTA Index returns 1.94% in March (+1.88% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With markets in turmoil resulting from the economic impacts of the coronavirus, managed futures made good on its diversification thesis and gained 1.94% in March according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Year-to-date, C
15 Apr. 2020 HarbourVest appoints Tadasu Matsuo to co-lead Japan office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HarbourVest Partners, a global private markets asset manager, today announced that Tadasu Matsuo has joined the firm as a managing director and co-head of the firm's Japan office. Based in Tokyo, Mr. Matsuo will be responsible for enhancing and building relationships with
15 Apr. 2020 Clearlake closes sixth fund at nearly $7bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading investment firm that invests in the technology, industrials, and consumer sectors, today announced it has completed fundraising for its sixth private equity fund, Clearlake Capital Partners VI ("Fund VI"), with more than $7 billion
15 Apr. 2020 Europe mergers and acquisitions down in Q1 but mega deals push deal value up 45% [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal volume in Europe saw a decrease of 1.78% from 3,484 to 3,422 in the first quarter of 2020, said GlobalData. However, on the back of some of the high-value transactions (such as US$33.4bn Aon - Willis Towers Watson merger deal
15 Apr. 2020 332 natural resources funds seek $172bn from investors as of April 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The unlisted natural resources market remains crowded, though the number of funds on the road and aggregate capital targeted have dipped slightly in the past few months, said a study. According to the Preqin report, at the start of April 2020, 332 funds are seeking
14 Apr. 2020 Hedge funds down 8.03% in March, but manage to outperform equity markets as coronavirus shakes markets and economies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry tracked the fates of other markets and broader economies roiled by the novel coronavirus pandemic in March, posting an 8.03% loss for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index. The hedge fund industry fared much better than the S&P To
14 Apr. 2020 Survey shows investment management firms are coping with the 'new normal' working environment [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Odyssey Search Partners surveyed 35 human resources managers and talent partners responsible for internal hiring at large (>$5bn in AuM) investment firms based in New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco in the last couple of weeks. The survey shows that operationally
14 Apr. 2020 Survey finds 64% of institutional investors are not changing private market allocations [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Eaton Partners, a global capital placement agent and fund advisory firm, surveye
14 Apr. 2020 939 private real estate funds in the market, targeting $297bn in combined capital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The private real estate funds on the road reach a new record high, as does the total capital they are looking to raise, said a new report by Preqin. The number of private real estate funds in the market has continued to swell, with competition for capital now at i
14 Apr. 2020 More mergers and acquisitions deals in Asia-Pacific but volume down 10% in Q1 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asia-Pacific mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal volume saw a year-on-year increase by 3.43% from 2,711 to 2,804 for the coronavirus-hit first quarter (Q1) of 2020. During the same period, deal value declined by 9.94% from US$128.3bn to US$115.5bn, said GlobalData.
13 Apr. 2020 The number of private debt funds reaches 457 in as April 2020, seeking a combined $201bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: While fundraising may be faltering, the number of private debt funds in the market continues to grow, said Preqin. As of April 2020, there are 457 private debt funds in the market, seeking a combined $201bn - these are the highest figures ever recorded. The numb
13 Apr. 2020 3,620 private equity funds target capital of $933bn as of April 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Although slightly less congested than at the start of the year, the global private equity funds market is still bursting with funds seeking investor capital. According to Preqin, the number of private equity funds in the market globally (3,620) and the amount of cap
10 Apr. 2020 COVID-19 ushers in biggest challenge for hedge funds since 2008 financial crisis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global hedge funds lost an average of -7.25% in March 2020, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data, following weeks of financial markets, economic and human turmoil created by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic. March's average loss was the second
10 Apr. 2020 Private equity & venture capital total capital raised in Q1 2020 was up 12% on Q1 2019 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Amid the global economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, although total capital raised in Q1 2020 was up 12% on Q1 2019, the number of private equity & venture capital (PEVC) funds closed marks one of the lowest quarterly totals we have seen in recent year
10 Apr. 2020 Established fund managers dominate natural resources fundraising market [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global natural resources asset class has seen the best of times and the worst of times in 2019. Three months on and, if anything, the asset class faces even more challenges, said Preqin. A new war of attrition within OPEC has sent oil prices spiraling below $30
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