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14 Jul. 2022 KKR racks up about $2.1bn for inaugural asset-based finance fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American alternative asset manager KKR & Co closed its first asset-backed finance fund with about $2.1 billion from investors who are increasingly turning to collateral-based cash flows with attractive yields to beat market volatility. The KKR Asset-Based Finance P
14 Jul. 2022 L Catterton debuts private credit platform, Adams Street's Rashid brought in to co-lead [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global growth investor L Catterton has launched a new private credit platform, bringing in industry veteran Shahab Rashid as managing partner and co-head of private credit. It is a new position, Rashid will lead the establishment of L Catterton's new middle-mar
13 Jul. 2022 Private equity takes a hit in Q2 2022 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Private equity fundraising is on the decline and may slow further in coming quarters as institutional investors digest the impact of market sell-off, according to the Q2 2022 Private Equity Report by Preqin, a provider of alternative assets data, tools and insights
13 Jul. 2022 Funds of funds achieve record high returns of 12.4% in 2021 - INREV [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the ANREV / INREV Funds of Funds Study 2022, published today, funds of funds achieved the highest returns since the study began in 2007, following a year of strong performance. Similarly, the ANREV / INREV / NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2022 demonstrates a y
13 Jul. 2022 CPMI and IOSCO publish final guidance on stablecoin arrangements confirming application of Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CPMI and IOSCO issue final guidance on stablecoin arrangements confirming that the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures apply to systemically important stablecoin arrangements that transfer stablecoins. Guidance is a major step forward in applying "same risk
13 Jul. 2022 Atlas Responsible Investors launches a new Long/Short Equity Impact fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Atlas Responsible Investors (Atlas), a French independent investment management firm, announced the launch of a UCITS version for its Long/Short impact equity strategy. Atlas has been running this strategy for three years for family offices; under UCITS format, the fund w
13 Jul. 2022 Demand for alternative assets set to grow by up to 46% over next 12-months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AssetTribe, the alternative investment platform connecting investors to a broad and diverse range of alternative assets, has published its latest research showing that demand for alternative investments is set to grow by up to 46% over the next 12-months. Working w
13 Jul. 2022 Apex Group aquires Context365 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Group has reached an agreement to acquire the technology platform, family office network and conference business of Context365 LLC. "This is an exciting time for both businesses and throughout all stages of this transaction, the existing clients of both
13 Jul. 2022 Stone Point amasses over $9bn for the ninth PE fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global private equity firm Stone Point Capital has closed its ninth private equity fund, Trident IX at more than $9 billion. This amount included approximately $500 million in commitments from the general partner and affiliated entities. "Trident IX reached its har
13 Jul. 2022 Francisco Partners racks up nearly $17bn across two funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American buyout firm Francisco Partners has raised nearly $17 billion for two new funds - $13.5 in billion Francisco Partners VII and $3.3 billion in growth equity fund Francisco Partners Agility III. The technology-focused private equity funds well exceeded their
13 Jul. 2022 Venture capital firm Cathay launches $1bn fund to invest in green technology [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global venture capital firm Cathay Innovation has announced its third fund, targeting 1 billion ($1.05 billion) to invest in technology start-ups with an eye on sustainability. Cathay Innovation Fund III, backed by multinationals including French drugmaker Sanofi,
13 Jul. 2022 Apera nabs almost $1.27bn for the second private debt fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The pan-European private debt investor Apera Asset Management has hauled in 1.27bn for its second flagship fundraise, smashing its 800m target. Apera's Private Debt strategy focuses on senior secured unitranche financings across Europe. According to a press relea
12 Jul. 2022 Hedge fund industry loses -4% in June (-10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry posted a -4.16% return for June 2022 which made for its third consecutive down month according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Hedge funds did however fare markedly better than the S&P
12 Jul. 2022 AIMA sets out blueprint for Hong Kong to retain its status as a leading global financial centre [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The alternative investment industry has experienced outstanding growth in Hong Kong, report AIMA and PwC in a new report. The city manages the lion's share of alternative assets within Asia Pacific, with more than 740 alternative asset managers having established offices
12 Jul. 2022 MSCI ESG research: Global equities ownership concentration rising [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new report from MSCI ESG Research called "Ownership and Control 2022: Global Equities Concentration on the Rise, " reveals trends toward greater concentration in ownership of corporations and the implications of these trends for investors in those companies. MSCI E
12 Jul. 2022 UK private equity market leads the way in Europe [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The U.K. is now Europe's largest private equity market in both deal volume and value after a flurry of first-half megadeals, or transactions worth at least 1 billion, said a study. According to data from CMBOR, the Centre for Private Equity and Management Buyou
12 Jul. 2022 Cinven raises $1.5bn for the first dedicated financial services fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: International private equity firm, Cinven, has completed fundraising for its first dedicated financial-services fund, collecting 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in a rare move by a private equity firm to start an industry-focused pool. According to a press releas
11 Jul. 2022 Hedge funds decline in June as equities complete worst 1H in half century [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds declined in June as equity markets extended steep YTD losses, with equities completing the worst first half of a calendar year in over 50 years, volatility accelerated across global equity, bonds and commodity markets, and investors positioned for the US econo
11 Jul. 2022 Hamilton Lane racks up $590m for debut infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investment management firm Hamilton Lane has held the final closing of the Hamilton Lane Infrastructure Opportunities Fund (IOF) at $590 million. According to a press release from the private markets investment management firm, the Fund and related vehicles exceeded
11 Jul. 2022 Global M&A volumes hit the third highest total on record H1 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity entering a dry spell appear premature with dealmakers recording the third-highest number of completed deals in an opening six months since 2008, said a study. According to analysis based on WTW's Quarterly Deal Performan
08 Jul. 2022 Hong Kong SFC CEO to become chair of UK FCA in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ashley Alder, will be leaving the SFC to take up a new appointment in the United Kingdom as Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority in January 2023. Since becoming the SFC's Ch
08 Jul. 2022 Blackstone invests $400m in carbon offset commodity exchange Xpansiv [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: US private equity giant Blackstone said its energy-focused private equity business Blackstone Energy Partners will invest $400 million in Xpansiv Ltd., a platform that lets investors trade assets tied to the energy transition such as carbon offsets and renewable-energ
08 Jul. 2022 U.S. venture investing fell in Q2 as economic fears mount [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The value of US venture capital deals fell significantly in the second quarter of 2022 as economic fears grew and Russia invaded Ukraine, said a study. The outsized deals that became a theme of 2021 are not being completed as investors take a more cautious approach
07 Jul. 2022 Barings raises mammoth $7.13bn European private loan fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The $371 billion investment giant Barings has raised its third European private loan fund with 7 billion ($7.13 billion) in capital commitments. The North Carolina-based investment management firm said in a media release that it has garnered interest from a global
06 Jul. 2022 William Marr to lead Welton's new wealth management group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative investment manager Welton Investment Partners has appointed alternative investment strategy veteran, William Marr, as Senior Managing Director, to lead Welton's newly formed Wealth Management Group. Mr. Marr joins Welton with over 25 years of experien
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