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26 Jan. 2022 Asia Alternatives raises $2bn for new vehicles [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asian private equity fund-of-funds Asia Alternatives has announced the final close of US$2 billion in new commitments across Asia Alternatives Capital Partners VI (AACP VI) and several fund vehicles. The Funds are focused on building a diversified Asia private equit
26 Jan. 2022 North America dominates the family office market with more than 92,000 wealthy individuals [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: North America holds nearly two-thirds of family offices globally, where investments are made through Single Family Office (SFO) and Multi-Family Office (MFO), said a study. North America dominates the family office market with more than 92,000 wealthy individuals. T
26 Jan. 2022 Strategas launches two active funds after institutional clients express interest [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Strategas Asset Management, the investment advisory arm of Strategas, announced the launch of two new actively managed ETFs, following the interest from its institutional investor clients, said CEO Nicholas Bohnsack. The Strategas Macro Thematic Opportunities ETF
25 Jan. 2022 Prime Capital AG announces final close of its Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Prime Capital, the independent asset manager and financial services provider based in Frankfurt, has announced the successful final close of its sustainable multi-investor infrastruc
25 Jan. 2022 Ropes & Gray adds to asset management team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ropes & Gray today announced that three partners have joined the firm. Asset management partner Jennifer Graff and M&A partner Suni Sreepada have joined the firm's 500-lawyer New York office. Jennifer Harris, partner in the firm's capital solutions and private credit prac
25 Jan. 2022 Swiss wealth boutique Decisive Capital snaps up rival Artorius [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Geneva-based wealth adviser, Decisive Capital Management has acquired the Swiss business of the UK wealth management firm, Artorius Wealth Switzerland in Zurich, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was completed on 21 January, will strengthen Decisive's weal
25 Jan. 2022 Long/short equity fund benefits from value bet [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: A long/short U.S. equity hedge fund that switched from growth stocks to value stocks has reaped profits from this move. The Disciplined Alpha Offshore Fund (with onshore and UCITS versions) follows a regime-based U.S. long/short diversified equity strategy. It captur
24 Jan. 2022 Record growth in the Swiss fund market [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The sustained positive stock market trend caused the volume in the Swiss fund market to swell to over CHF 1.5 trillion in the past year. Growth thus amounted to 12.7 %. The increase was supported by strong net inflows, which also continued in the fourth quarter of 2021.
24 Jan. 2022 FTX and SALT agree to multi-year partnership, launch crypto Bahamas event [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FTX, a global cryptocurrency exchange, announced a multi-year deal to become the global presenting partner of SALT, a thought leadership forum focused on innovation and investing. FTX will serve as the presenting sponsor of annual SALT events in North America, Asia and th
24 Jan. 2022 Real estate AUM set to rise to $1.83tn by 2026 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global real estate assets under management (AUM) will grow from $1.3tn in 2021 to $1.83tn by December 2026, said a study. While fundraising is unlikely to hit the heights of 2019 ($188bn), a resurgence in activity during Q4 enabled 2021's total to come close, with
24 Jan. 2022 13,204 VC funding deals provide $354.5bn to US-based start-ups in 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: US-based startups raised the highest amount of venture capital (VC) funding in 2021 globally as 13,204 VC funding deals were announced in the US during 2021, while the disclosed funding value of these deals stood at $354.5 billion. An analysis of GlobalData's Financ
21 Jan. 2022 December outflows dampen hedge fund AUM growth, 2021 still first positive flows year since 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors pulled $19.96 billion from the global hedge fund business in December, bringing full-year 2021 hedge fund AUM growth to +$15.90 billion, according to the just-released eVestment December and Full Year 2021 Hedge Fund Asset Flows report. Overall AUM for the hedge
21 Jan. 2022 Hedge fund managers bring their 2021 return to 9.49% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers reversed losses in November and gained 1.01% in December, bringing their 2021 return to 9.49% - the second best annual performance since 2010. Hedge funds were supported by the robust performance of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI A
21 Jan. 2022 ESG bond issuance set to skyrocket and hit $4.5tn annually by 2025 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global ESG-labelled bond issuance is "poised to explode" over the coming decade, with issuances potentially reaching $4.5trillion per year by 2025 alone, said a study. According to research by Pictet Asset Management and the Institute of International Fina
21 Jan. 2022 2021 private equity deal value crosses $800bn, breaking the 2007 record of $712bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Negative real interest rates bolster strong position for private equity, despite inflationary concerns, as the deal and exit values in the asset class soared in 2021, and public-to-private transactions are expected to account for a growing share of future deal flow.
21 Jan. 2022 Hedge fund assets surpass $4tn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Total hedge fund industry capital rose to surpass the $4 trillion milestone to begin 2022, according to the latest asset flows data from HFR. Total hedge fund capital rose increased to an estimated $4.01 trillion to begin 2022, representing an increase of ov
20 Jan. 2022 MFA announces expansion of the MFA Partnership Program to the Southeastern United States [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA), the leading organization representing the global alternative investment industry, announced that the Southeastern Alternative Funds Association (SEAFA) and the MidSouth Alternative Investment Association (MSAIA) joined the MFA Partnership
20 Jan. 2022 Värde names three new partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced it has promoted three senior investment professionals to the role of Partner: Jim Dunbar, Aneek Mamik and Carlos Sanz Esteve. "These three investment leaders each embody the culture of Vä
20 Jan. 2022 EQT targets $23bn for the 10th buyout fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Swedish private equity firm EQT is looking to raise at least €20 billion (around $23 billion) for its 10th flagship buyout fund, as it seeks to expand its US footprint. If EQT meets its target, the new fund, EQT X, would be more than 28% larger than its predecesso
20 Jan. 2022 Private debt AUM near $1.21tn for 2021, after a decade of 13.5% annual growth [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private debt assets under management (AUM) near $1.21tn for the full year, off the back of a decade of 13.5% annual growth, said a study. According to the 2022 Global Private Debt Report, published by Preqin, private debt will continue to grow, with AUM more than do
20 Jan. 2022 DigitalBridge raises $8.3bn for digital infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global digital infrastructure investment firm DigitalBridge Group said that its investment management platform, DigitalBridge Investment Management has closed its second flagship fund, DigitalBridge Partners II LP (DBP II) with $8.3 billion in commitments. The
20 Jan. 2022 PeakSpan Capital closes third growth fund on $567 million [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: California-based PeakSpan Capital has closed its third growth equity fund on $567 million. The fund was oversubscribed and hit its hard cap. Founded in 2015, PeakSpan invests in growth-stage business-to-business software companies. With the close of its thir
19 Jan. 2022 CalPERS Board elects Theresa Taylor as president, Rob Feckner as vice president [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The CalPERS Board of Administration has elected Theresa Taylor as board president and Rob Feckner as vice president. "I'm honored to be elected president of the CalPERS board," said Taylor. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board to further ou
19 Jan. 2022 Endowment Index gains 14.59% for 2021 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Endowment Index calculated by Nasdaq OMX (Symbol: ENDOW) closed at 1,738.95 to end 2021. The Index gained 14.59% in 2021 (on a total return basis), which compares to a Global 60-40 portfolio which increased 9.54% for the same period. For the fourth quarter, the Index
19 Jan. 2022 AMG, Systematica CEO acquire BlueCrest's stake in hedge fund Systematica [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American international investment management company Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) and Systematica Investments founder Leda Braga have jointly acquired the remaining minority equity interest in hedge fund Systematica previously owned by a third-party investor. Acc
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