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03 Apr. 2019 Global Impact Investing Network publishes standards guide [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), today launches its Core Characteristics of Impact Investing, four tenets that define the growing space of impact investing and will provide financial markets with greater clarity on what constitutes credible impact investing pra
03 Apr. 2019 Joe DaGrosa and David Neithardt launch DaGrosa Capital Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Today veteran investment executives, Joe DaGrosa and David Neithardt, have launched DaGrosa Capital Partners, established to manage their public securities investments for their respective family offices as well as those of their co-investors. In partnership with General
03 Apr. 2019 Tikehau Capital appoints Frédéric Giovansili as deputy CEO of Tikehau IM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management and investment group, has appointed Frédéric Giovansili as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Tikehau Investment Management, the company's primary asset management platform, with effect from 1 April 2019. Reportin
03 Apr. 2019 Winston & Strawn poaches DLA's Goldstein for project finance practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Winston & Strawn has hired Jason Goldstein as a partner in the firm's New York office. An industry leader in stadium finance, Jason is highly regarded in the areas of project finance and development, as well as real estate finance and management. He joins Winston from DLA
03 Apr. 2019 Advisors & Partners joins UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative assets specialist Advisors & Partners today announced that it has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, on the 18th of March 2019, joining more than 2,300 other institutions around the world that have publicl
03 Apr. 2019 Investor allocation to UCITS products to remain stable: Survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Approximately one-quarter of a surveyed investor base allocated to UCITS products in 2018, relatively stable in comparison with previous years, revealed a survey of institutional investors by JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s capital advisory group. The institutional inv
03 Apr. 2019 Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index reports best quarter in nearly a decade [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index gained 1.50% in March and 14.11% for the quarter, according to Wilshire Associates Incorporated, a global financial services firm. Without dividends reinvested, the index had an estimated market value gain of $375bn for March
02 Apr. 2019 Man Group poaches GAM's Jon Rickert to head European Private Debt [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Man Group has hired the investment director at GAM Jon Rickert as head of European private debt to support the expansion of its global private markets business, Man GPM. The role is new. Rickert, who led GAM's real estate debt business for the last three years
02 Apr. 2019 BlackRock shakes up private capital industry, raises $2.75bn for long term fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The world largest asset manager BlackRock said it would begin investing in private companies with a new fund that is designed to be less risky than traditional buyout funds. BlackRock said that it raised $2.75bn of seed capital for its Long Term Private Capital (LT
02 Apr. 2019 Investors consider increasing alternative risk premia exposure significantly in 2019 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Overall, interest in alternative risk premia strategies has tempered last year, likely due to stagnant performance in 2018 revelead a survey of institutional investors by JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s capital advisory group. However, the institutional investor survey fin
02 Apr. 2019 Hedge funds' Q1 return of +2.5% extends run of positive performance [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In a context were both equity and bond markets rallied in Q1, hedge funds delivered returns close to +2.5%, Lyxor said in its Weekly Brief. According to the Lyxor Global UCITS peer group, high beta strategies such as Special Situations, EM-Global Macro and direct
01 Apr. 2019 Private equity continues to invest in UK despite Brexit [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Private equity firms are continuing to invest in the UK, despite the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, according to a new report from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments. eFront's research showed
01 Apr. 2019 PineBridge Investments makes Ahern Global CFO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PineBridge Investments, a private global asset manager, today announced the appointment of Tracie E. Ahern as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ahern will join the firm's management committee and will be responsible for further developing and refining the firm's financial stra
01 Apr. 2019 Most hedge fund strategies experience positive returns in Q1 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Most hedge fund strategies experienced positive returns so far in Q1, as the first quarter of 2019 is coming to an end, said Lyxor. The recent turnaround in the global monetary stance, led by the Fed and more recently by the ECB, has further fueled the fixed income
01 Apr. 2019 Most hedge fund investors to maintain or increase hedge fund allocations despite crowding concerns [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite a turbulent 2018 marked by poor performance and market volatility, Institutional investors are swarming to hedge funds this year. According to J.P. Morgan Capital Advisory Group's 16th annual Institutional Investor survey, investors plan to continue to uti
29 Mar. 2019 Hypur Ventures launches $500m cannabis fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hypur Ventures, an Arizona-based venture capital fund dedicated to investing in the legal cannabis industry, announced it's rolling out a half-billion-dollar cannabis investment fund intended to inject even more capital into the legal cannabis industry. The $500m H
29 Mar. 2019 Hunt Capital acquires Peak 8 Asset Management [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Connecticut-based alternative credit manager Peak 8 Asset Management was acquired by Texas-based real asset investment firm Hunt Capital Holdings. Financial terms of the deal were not divulged, said a press note. Peak 8 tends to institutional clients. It oversa
29 Mar. 2019 Curtis Arledge returns to Mariner as CEO [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Curtis Arledge has joined Mariner Investment Group, a global alternative investment manager and subsidiary of ORIX USA, as chairman and chief executive officer. In addition to his role at Mariner, Arledge will s
28 Mar. 2019 Riverside promotes Karsten Langer to lead Europe fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has named Karsten Langer as its new Managing Partner for the Riverside Europe Fund (REF). Langer will lead the management of 30 professionals across Europe as Riverside continues to look for internationally growing entr
28 Mar. 2019 Mason Stark joins Wilshire Phoenix to lead its Alternative Investments Division [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wilshire Phoenix, is thrilled to announce the addition of Mason Stark as a Partner and Head of the firm's newly-formed Alternative Investments Division, Wilshire Phoenix Asset Management. "Bringing Mason on to steward Wilshire Phoenix's Alternative Investments Divisio
28 Mar. 2019 UCITS and AIFs buck the trend with net inflows of EUR 28 billion in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIFs for January 2019. 29 associations representing 98 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided
28 Mar. 2019 Global investment fund assets down 5.7% in Q4 2018 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Worldwide investment fund assets fell 5.7% to EUR43.99tn in the last quarter of 2018 as volatility in financial markets rose. According to the European Fund and Asset Management Association's (EFAMA) latest quarterly statistical report, global fund assets, in US d
28 Mar. 2019 TechCrunch founder's crypto fund acquires crypto-focused private fund ByteSize [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announced that his Arrington XRP Capital hedge fund has secured additional $30m commitment in December 2018 from undisclosed existing partners. Arrington's $100m startup has also acquired ByteSize Capital, an Australian research
28 Mar. 2019 Emerging market debt trading down 7% in Q4 2018: EMTA [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets debt trading volumes fell 7% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with the same period a year earlier said a report. According to a report by Emerging Markets Traders Association (EMTA), emerging market debt trading stood at $1.067tn last quart
27 Mar. 2019 Family office EPIQ Capital Group names Boris Albul CIO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EPIQ Capital Group, a private multi-family office, today announced that Boris Albul has joined as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). With nearly 20 years of experience, Dr. Albul will lead macroeconomic research, investment analysis, portfolio construction and risk managemen
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