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09 Apr. 2020 Private debt fundraising nosedives as managers struggle to attract capital from investors [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Fundraising in private debt slumped substantially over the first quarter of 2020, as fund managers evaluate the potential fallout from the economic volatility caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, said a study. A bleak picture emerged in the private debt fundraising
09 Apr. 2020 StepStone raises $2.1bn for secondary opportunities fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: New York-based global private markets investment firm StepStone Group, LP, closed its secondary private equity fund that invests on the secondary markets, raising US$2.1 billion of commitments. StepStone Secondary Opportunities Fund IV (SSOF IV) surpassed its origi
09 Apr. 2020 Private real estate fundraising plummets to $18bn in Q1 2020 from $51bn in the previous year. [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: After dropping off in Q4 2019, private real estate fundraising declined even further in the first quarter of 2020, said Preqin. Amid global economic challenges, total capital raised in Q1 2020 is more than 2x lower than in Q1 2019. According to Preqin Quarterly Upd
08 Apr. 2020 Long volatility, CTAs and AI hedge funds shine as hedge fund performance dispersion widens to October 2008 level [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 4.40% in March 2020 (-6% YTD), outperforming the underlying equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI IMI (Local), which lost 13.99% over the month. Global equities were in free fall throughout the better part of the month
08 Apr. 2020 Peak Re to acquire Bermuda based ILS asset manager Lutece [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peak Reinsurance Company Limited has entered into definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the capital of Lutece Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiary Lutece Investment Management Ltd. The transaction is subject to regulatory procedures and is expected to close in coming w
08 Apr. 2020 CalPERS investment staffer joins Universa as a director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ronald Lagnado joined risk-mitigation specialist hedge fund manager Universa Investments as a director in the firm's research department. At CalPERS, Dr. Lagnado served as a Senior Investment Director responsible for total fund portfolio management, asset allocat
08 Apr. 2020 Macro hedge fund saw strong performance in March, led by Macro CTA strategies [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Macro hedge fund saw strong performance in March, led by Macro CTA strategies, tracked by the HFRI Macro: Systematic Diversified Index, which was up 2.9% in March. The HFRI Macro (Total) Index gained +2.1 percent for the month, with significant contributions from q
08 Apr. 2020 New hedge fund study shows seed activity, founders' share classes decline in 2019 launches [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: For the first time since 2013, the majority of newly-established hedge funds did not provide in their offering documents for founders' classes, which give special terms to early investors, said a study. In 2019, only 44% of new hedge funds offered founders'
08 Apr. 2020 Global institutional investors plan to modify their approach to China equity allocations [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global institutional investors signal a shift to dedicated China equity investments as they are planning to modify their approach to China, said a survey. The research report by Greenwich Associates and Matthews Asia revealed that institutional asset owners worldwid
08 Apr. 2020 Goldman Sachs tops top 20 list of global M&A financial advisers by value for coronavirus-hit Q1 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 20 financial advisers based on the deal value in the first quarter of 2020, said a study. According to GlobalData, the American investment bank advised on 63 deals worth US
08 Apr. 2020 Asia-Pacific deals, M&A activity rebounds after weeks of coronavirus-based decline [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The number of deals announced in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 56.7% during the week ended 5 April 2020 compared to the previous week, said a study. According to GlobalData, the growth in the announcement of deals, after registering few weeks of decline, ami
07 Apr. 2020 Deerfield Management raises $840m for a new health-care venture fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: New York-based investment management firm Deerfield Management Company has raised $840 million for a new venture capital fund dedicated to early drug innovation, digital health and medical technology. The health-care investment firm said that the new Healthcare Inn
07 Apr. 2020 Global fund buyers anticipated volatility increase, ESG and private assets on the rise [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Professional fund buyers globally anticipated increased market volatility in 2020, taking a more defensive approach to portfolio positioning, said a survey. The survey by Natixis Investment Managers revealed that four-fifths (79 percent) of surveyed fund buyers expe
07 Apr. 2020 VenBio Partners closes 3rd life sciences venture capital fund at $394m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The San Francisco-based venture capital firm VenBio Partners closed its third life sciences venture capital fund at roughly $394 million, surpassing its original fundraising target. VenBio Global Strategic Fund III LP mainly targets therapeutics companies developing
07 Apr. 2020 EM markets-focused hedge funds wait for the pandemic storm to pass [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: EM markets were finally caught up by the selling pressure as the outbreak started to spread in several EM countries and as global liquidity concerns worsened, said Lyxor in its weekly brief. While in aggregate EM assets return now level with DM's, dispersion is hig
06 Apr. 2020 CTAs resilient in March markets crisis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services and Clearing announceds the March 2020 performance data for its SG CTA indices. CTAs were able to deliver positive performance in March as global markets crashed. All the SG CTA indices were up in March; the SG CTA Index closed the mont
06 Apr. 2020 Insight Partners raises $9.5bn for growth equity technology fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: New York-based Insight Partners announced the final close of a massive $9.5 billion for its newest and largest private-equity fund, despite the economic uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the global venture capital and private equity firm,
03 Apr. 2020 Ironshield Credit Fund launches on the MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ironshield Capital Management LLP and MontLake jointly announced the launch of the Ironshield Credit Fund on the MontLake UCITS Platform. The Ironshield Credit Fund seeks to achieve high absolute returns by selectively investing in event driven, stressed and distresse
03 Apr. 2020 Shadow banking poses challenges for global financial markets in coronavirus crisis - DBRS Morningstar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ongoing disruptions in the global financial markets have refocused attention on nonbank financial intermediaries (FIs) and shadow banking. These nonbank FIs are important, especially now. Shadow banking assets now represent more than a third of the global assets held by b
03 Apr. 2020 ARCH Venture Partners raises $1.46bn across two funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Chicago-based ARCH Venture Partners announced two new venture capital funds to invest in early-stage biotech companies with a combined total of $1.46 billion. They are ARCH Venture Fund X and ARCH Venture Fund X Overage. ARCH formed in 1986 and made early investment
03 Apr. 2020 Plunge in Global VC funding activity due to coronavirus outbreak [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The number of venture capital (VC) funding announced deals declined by 22.5% during the week ended March 29, 2020, compared to the previous week, said a study. According to GlobalData, the subdued funding activity has been continuing in the last few weeks and could
03 Apr. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic to cut down private equity's long-term return multiples by 10% [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private equity funds are expected to face a 10% hit to returns from Coronavirus Pandemic, revealed a study. Simulations for 2020 and 2021 also forecast liquidity stress in the industry, it said. According to a new study by investment analytics company Cepres, the c
03 Apr. 2020 Biotech VC firm Flagship Pioneering raises $1.1bn for latest fund amid pandemic [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Massachusetts-based venture capital firm Flagship Pioneering managed to raise $1.1 billion for its seventh "origination fund" to support biotech startups, despite the economy is being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The VC firm specializing in company creation s
02 Apr. 2020 Just 7% of private markets professionals regularly work from home says new study [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Recent events mean a dramatic increase in working from home for almost all professions. But for most of those employed in private markets, this will be a new experience as just 7% of respondents to a new study from the eVestment Private Markets group say they regularly wo
02 Apr. 2020 Money managers with high leverage under the most pressure from pandemic [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Money managers with high leverage and outsized exposure to equity-oriented strategies will come under the most pressure from market impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to Fitch Ratings, the assets under management (AUM), earnings before interest, t
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