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06 Jul. 2022 Private equity to outperform public markets in the next recession [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The private equity investors made it plain that it's not just about buyout anymore in a record-breaking year. Private equity blew the doors off in 2021 as trillions in pandemic-related stimulus produced a historic surge in dealmaking and exits, said a study. By
06 Jul. 2022 Gaining the Edge moves flagship Cap Intro event to New York City [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Gaining the Edge will be shifting its capital introduction event from Florida to New York City. Gaining the Edge - Cap Intro New York will take place in-person at the Marriott Marquis on Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3. For those unable to attend in perso
06 Jul. 2022 Despite current market conditions, 68% of dealmakers surveyed predict M&A activity will increase [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite current market conditions, most global dealmakers see increased M&A activity in the next 12 months, said a study. According to a new survey from Datasite, the majority (68%) of the more than 540 global dealmakers surveyed said they expect global deal volume
06 Jul. 2022 SEC wants to know whether information providers are acting as investment advisors [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is concerned about the discretionary activity of information providers and wants your opinion on the matter. In June, the SEC said it was requesting information and public comment on matters related to the activities of cer
05 Jul. 2022 Life science, healthcare-focused Telegraph Hill raises $525m fifth fund [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Life science and healthcare-focused private equity firm Telegraph Hill Partners has closed its fifth fund on $525m. The San Francisco, CA-based venture capital and growth equity firm said in a press release that the fund - THP V - will make investments in innovative
04 Jul. 2022 CAPZA targets $1.36bn for its second flex equity fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European private investment platform CAPZA has launched Flex Equity Mid-Market II, which will focus on supporting SMEs with decarbonization and has a EUR 1.3bn target ($1.36bn). France-headquartered private equity firm said in a press release that the fund will supp
04 Jul. 2022 Sovereign wealth funds have taken steps to improve their ESG scores [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have made inroads when it comes to improving ESG compliance, according to new research. The Global SWF's annual Governance, Sustainability, and Resilience Scoreboard showed a marked improvement among some of the world's large
01 Jul. 2022 Hedge fund launches rise as macro leads industry through inflation volatility [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New hedge fund launches jumped to the highest level since 1Q 2021 and reached the second highest quarter since 4Q 2017 as the HFRI 500 Macro Index surged through global inflation-induced financial market volatility, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report
30 Jun. 2022 GSAM invests in Varagon Capital Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Varagon Capital Partners, L.P., a leading middle market lender specializing in directly-originated senior loans to private equity-backed, U.S. middle market companies, announced that funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management have made a strategic preferred equity in
30 Jun. 2022 Cerulli: Asia's wealth segment offers long-term opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite rising geopolitical tensions, inflation, interest rates, and market volatility, there are emerging areas that offer long-term opportunities in Asia ex-Japan's major mutual fund markets. These include the growing wealth pools and family offices, product develop
30 Jun. 2022 Alternative investments platform FundFront partners with Icon A. M., launches liquid strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FundFront, an alternative investment platform and a fintech company founded in London in 2021, have started a strategic partnership with Swiss firm Icon Asset Management. The partnership brings MoSAIQ's proprietary systematic and data-driven investment strategy, house
30 Jun. 2022 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends May -1.73% on asset-weighted basis, -2% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended May 2022 down -1.73% MOM on an asset-weighted basis and down -2.03% MOM on an equal-weighted basis. The comparable benchmark indices were both up slightly for the month, with the S&P TSX 60 Total Return Index and S&P 500
30 Jun. 2022 Encore Capital Management taps Apex for fund administration [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Group Ltd., a global financial services provider, today announces its appointment by Encore Capital Management to provide fund administration, investor reporting and tax services. Encore is a vertically integrated real estate developer, operator, and instituti
30 Jun. 2022 ARCH Venture raises new $3bn fund to back biotech startups [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Amid a downturn in biotech investments, Chicago, IL-based venture capital firm ARCH Venture Partners raised $2.975 billion to invest in biotech startups. The 12th flagship fund, ARCH Venture Fund XII, is the largest to date for the 35-year-old, which provides seed
30 Jun. 2022 Private capital investors: Regulations to drive improved ESG disclosures in APAC [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private capital investors in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are stepping up their ESG transparency efforts in response to tougher regulatory disclosure requirements, said a study. According to latest Preqin report, APAC is still some way behind Europe and North America in re
30 Jun. 2022 Rotunda Capital closes fund III on $405M, beats target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Rotunda Capital Partners has closed Rotunda Capital Partners Fund III, L.P. with $405 million in capital commitments. The fund is double the size of its predecessor fund and beat its target of $295 million. Rotunda Capital Partners Fund II closed last year o
29 Jun. 2022 Hedge funds remain cautiously optimistic about their economic prospects [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to AIMA Hedge Fund Confidence Index's Q2-2022 report, confidence levels reported by hedge funds remain upbeat despite continued economic and geopolitical headwinds
29 Jun. 2022 Hedge funds experience redemptions of $22bn in April, CTAs inflows of $5bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund redemptions slowed somewhat in April 2022 though the trend continued, reports
29 Jun. 2022 UAE shelters 4,000 Russian millionaires fleeing biting sanctions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) could be the biggest beneficiary of the Russia-Ukraine war. That's according to a BanklessTimes analysis. The site reckons the UAE will attract up to 4,000 high net worth Russians fleeing their country. That figure is the highest that any co
29 Jun. 2022 CAIS receives strategic investment from Hamilton Lane [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CAIS, the leading alternative investment platform, today announced a strategic investment from Hamilton Lane, a leading private markets investment management firm with more than $901 billion in assets under management and supervision. Hamilton Lane is the latest in a seri
29 Jun. 2022 GW&K changes executive team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GW&K Investment Management (GW&K), an entrepreneurial-driven investment management firm offering active equity and fixed-income investment solutions to meet the needs of a diverse client base, today announced that Harold G. Kotler is stepping aside as Chief Executive Offi
29 Jun. 2022 Cerulli: Heightened volatility cools European investor interest in crypto funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite the punishing setbacks suffered by cryptocurrencies, fund innovation-including the development of products tracking a more diversified basket of coins-is set to continue, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge-European Monthly Product Trends. Crypto
29 Jun. 2022 Multi-strategy VC firm Drive Capital amasses $1bn in new venture funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Multi-strategy venture capital firm Drive Capital has amassed $1 billion in two new venture funds, to fund Midwestern startups. With the new funds, Drive has $2.2 billion in assets under management to support founders from pre-seed to IPO, said a press release fr
28 Jun. 2022 Alternative investment institutions increasing investment in digital transformation with embedded security [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ECI, the leader in public cloud and cybersecurity managed services for the global financial services industry, recently commissioned IDC to write the white paper "Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation of Global Alternative Asset Institutions: A Critical Pairing
28 Jun. 2022 Goodwin expands Asian private equity practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Daniel Dusek will join the firm as partner in the global Private Equity practice, resident in the Hong Kong office. "Daniel is one of the premier private equity lawyers in Asia who has strong relationships with some of
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  3. Family offices upbeat on private assets, reduce public assets exposure[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Family offices are investing more in private assets and cutting back on investments in public markets, with higher risk-adjusted returns cited as the main driver, said a study. According to the survey findings by German digital private equity firm Moonfare, and the

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  5. Alts manager Medalist Partners acquires a minority stake in Semper Capital to tap opportunities in structured credit[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Medalist Partners, which specializes in private credit, has acquired a minority stake in Semper Capital to extend its offerings to the mass market. Medalist currently manages approximately $2.2 billion in assets across strategies in asset-based private credit, struc