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09 Sep. 2022 Mariner Wealth Advisors selects CAIS to scale alternative investment capabilities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mariner Weath Advisors has selected CAIS to provide a customized platform solution for the firm's rapidly growing network of advisors. US-based CAIS is an alternative investment platform for independent financial advisors, and Mariner Wealth Advisors is a privately he
09 Sep. 2022 HFRI 500 index gains as equities fall in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained in August 2022 as U.S. equity markets declined, reversing strong intra-month gains with declines into month end, as the Federal Reserve warned that aggressive monetary policy measures would be required to reduce generational inflation. The investable HF
08 Sep. 2022 Schonfeld appoints Jennifer Cohen as Global Head of Human Capital Management [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC today announced the appointment of Jennifer Cohen as Global Head of Human Capital Management. Cohen will lead Schonfeld's human capital strategy, strengthening how the firm attracts, invests in, and retains its talent. She will report to
08 Sep. 2022 Kudu invests in private equity and credit manager Escalate [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Kudu has made a minority investment in Escalate Capital Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed. Kudu Investment Management provides permanent capital solutions to independent asset and wealth managers, and Escalate Capital Partners is a private credit and equit
07 Sep. 2022 Hong Kong SFC touts growth of local hedge fund industry [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: In a keynote speech at the AIMA APAC Annual Forum 2022, Ms
02 Sep. 2022 Absolute return funds recorded AUM loss of $44bn YTD, long/short equity hedge funds declined 7.9% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The 2008 global financial crisis saw long-only absolute return funds lose $84bn in AUM. Since then, the industry has experienced steady growth, hitting a peak of $293bn in2017. This works out to a compound annual growth rate of 11.9% over the 9-year period. The posi
02 Sep. 2022 Global ESG equity products outperformed the last three years but struggled in 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 80% of global ESG equity products are outperforming over three years, but these products have struggled so far in 2022, said a study. According to a research paper by Investment Metrics (IM), an investment analytics provider, global ESG equity products nearly double
01 Sep. 2022 Bridgewater expands to Singapore [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund has opened a new office in Singapore.The new office will be overseen by Chip Packard, head of client service for Eurasia, and Margaret Wang, who will manage the buildout and on-ground operations, accordi
01 Sep. 2022 Stafford Capital Partners wraps up fourth infrastructure secondaries fund at $731m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: UK-based independent private markets investment and advisory firm Stafford Capital Partners has closed it's Stafford Infrastructure Secondaries Fund IV (SISF IV) with €731 million ($731 million) of commitments, making it the largest fund in the firm's history. T
01 Sep. 2022 Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners hits $3bn hard cap for the world's largest clean hydrogen fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), the world's largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind, has reached a final close on a renewable energy generation investment fund. The CI Energy Transi
01 Sep. 2022 Global Institutional investors will increasingly focus on structured credit, says survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 84 percent of respondents of a survey said they expect institutional investors will increasingly focus on structured credit because they offer attractive yields when compared to other asset classes. And almost all (95 percent) agreed the bespoke nature of alternativ
31 Aug. 2022 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends July up 0.95% (-1.96% YTD) on asset-weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended July 2022 up 0.95% MOM on an asset-weighted basis and up 1.97% MOM on an equal-weighted basis. The comparable benchmark indices were both up for the month, with the S&P TSX 60 Total Return Index and S&P 500 Total Return I
31 Aug. 2022 JTC hires new lead for Irish funds business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - JTC, the global professional services provider, has hired John Collins as Senior Director - Fund Services following the launch of its fund administration service in Ireland. John has over 20 years' experience within financial services having previously worked at a num
31 Aug. 2022 Al. Neyer closes second fund on $200M [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Al. Neyer, a leading commercial real estate developer, and design-builder, announces the closing of Al. Neyer Industrial Fund II, LLC. The fund closed with a total raise of $200 million, doubling the equity raised by Fund I in 2021. The fund expects to develop 20-25 Class
31 Aug. 2022 DTCP raises $1bn for new digital infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Digital Transformation Capital Partners (DTCP), the infra investment house launched by senior venture capital execs at Deutsche Telekom, announced the second closing of its Digital Infrastructure Vehicle II (DIV II) fund with EUR 1 billion ($ 1 billion) in capital.
31 Aug. 2022 Falco Global Partners acquires stake in emerging manager Clear Creek Investments [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Private equity firm Falco Global Partners has taken a minority stake in emerging manager Clear Creek Investments. The two firms have also entered into a portfolio
30 Aug. 2022 VC dealmaking in Europe remained strong in H1, says Pitchbook [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European venture deal sizes are continuing to grow larger despite increased pressure on dealmaking, revealed a study. According to PitchBook's Q2 2022 European VC Valuations Report, despite falling public tech stocks and a bleak market outlook, European venture
30 Aug. 2022 Gramercy makes a case for emerging market corporates [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: In a white paper this month, Gramercy, an investment firm dedicated to emerging markets (EM), says that the historic drawdown in EM corporate bonds year to date, coupled with fundamentals that are at their strongest level in over 10 years, provides a unique opportunity fo
29 Aug. 2022 VC investments in the blockchain sector jumped 604%, while PE investments decline [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: VC investments totaling $14.8 billion were made in the blockchain sector in 2021, as companies continue to focus on IT solutions built on the technology said Global data Meanwhile, private equity investments in blockchain and cryptocurrency are in decline during second
26 Aug. 2022 Hedge fund flows: AUM declined for the fourth consecutive month in July, falling $15.6bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund industry AUM declined by $15.6bn in July, extending the streak of consecutive monthly AuM decline to four months as investors pulled $18.8bn from the industry despite performance-based gains of $3.1bn, said Eurekahedge Report. The industry stands at $4.01tn
26 Aug. 2022 Pritzker Private Capital promotes Desai [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing, today announced the promotion of Kaitlyn Desai to Principal - Manufactured Products. PPC's Manufactured Products team aims to deploy significant capital investing in growth-oriented packaging, food, specialty
26 Aug. 2022 More US fund managers establishing fund structures in Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ocorian, a global leader in corporate and fiduciary services, fund administration and capital markets, says more US fund managers are looking to establish fund structures in Europe, and it expects this trend to further increase. Marc van Rijckevorsel, Head of BD for C
26 Aug. 2022 Listed North American asset managers' AUM, revenues decline steeply in Q2 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Listed North American asset management firms experienced steep declines in assets under management (AUM) and revenue during the second quarter of 2022 after seeing all-time highs in assets, revenues, and profit levels just two quarters earlier. According to a report
25 Aug. 2022 U.S. public plan asset allocation to private equity grows 22.5% [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Among 228 U.S. plans managing $4 trillion, the number of private equity commitments alone growing 22.5% from 2020 to 2021, said a study. The Nasdaq eVestment Asset Allocation Report points to the growing appetite for private alternatives since 2017, which has put p
25 Aug. 2022 The listed private equity quartet held roughly $416bn in dry powder at the end of Q2 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The four largest publicly traded alternative asset managers - Apollo Global Management Inc., Blackstone Inc., The Carlyle Group Inc., and KKR & Co. Inc. - held roughly $416 billion in dry powder at the end of the second quarter, said a study. The quartet aims to tak
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