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13 Apr. 2022 72% of financial advisors want a spot Bitcoin ETF before allocating to crypto [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 72% of financial advisors would be more likely to invest client assets in crypto if a spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) product were offered in the United States, said a survey. According to a new Nasdaq survey of 500 financial advisors who are currently or consideri
12 Apr. 2022 Hedge funds up 1.48% in March despite ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and persistent inflationary pressure [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.48% in March 2022, supported by the robust performance of the S&P 500 which returned 3.58% over the same period. The first half of March started out on a negative note due to Russia's shocking invasion of Ukraine in late February
12 Apr. 2022 Tramondo launches European equity strategy, aims to tap into the continent's hidden potential [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tramondo Investment Partners AG, a bank-independent Zug, Switzerland- based investment boutique, announces that it had recently launched Dynamic Equity Europe, a sub-fund of Tramondo UCITS Funds. The strategy of the Dynamic Equity Europe Fund is a carve-out of the fir
12 Apr. 2022 Schroders acquires European renewable infrastructure manager Greencoat Capital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: British multinational asset management company Schroders has completed the acquisition of a 75% shareholding in Greencoat Capital, one of Europe's largest investment managers dedicated to the high-growth renewable infrastructure market. The remaining 25% is owned by Gr
12 Apr. 2022 24 natural resources funds closed in Q1 2022, securing $57bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global natural resource fund managers have secured a staggering $57bn from 24 funds- the most successful first quarter on record of any year for the asset class in terms of aggregate capital raised, said a study. According to Preqin's Q1 2022 Natural Resources R
11 Apr. 2022 Hedge fund industry gains 0.39% in March, trims YTD loss to -3.3% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry got back to monthly gains in March, eking out a 0.39% return for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P Total Return Index gained 3.71% in March 20
11 Apr. 2022 Lead Edge Capital lands nearly $2bn tech-focused fund for growth-equity bets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: New York City-based growth equity investment firm Lead Edge Capital (LEC) raised $1.95 billion for its largest fund to date, Fund VI, to make bets on software, internet, consumer, and tech-enabled service companies. The technology-focused growth stage investment fu
08 Apr. 2022 Emerging Markets Manager, Broad Reach, continues strong performance run [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Broad Reach Investment Management, the London-based emerging markets macro manager, has continued its strong run of returns with net gains of 4.7% in its Broad Reach Fund, and 7.6% in the Broad Reach Explorer Fund to add to +15.45% and +25% net respectively, achieved in 2
08 Apr. 2022 Macro hedge funds surge in March; overall industry performance bounces back from Jan/Feb declines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Macro hedge funds surged to lead industry-wide gains in March, completing a record 1Q by again posting sharp returns as financial market volatility was exacerbated by skyrocketing inflation, rising interest rates and expectations for continued increases, and escalation of
08 Apr. 2022 Buyout group I Squared Capital racks up $15bn for third infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investor is eyeing the liquefied natural gas sector, has closed its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund III at the $15 billion legal cap, exceeding an initial target of $12 billion. Fund III is more than double the capital raised b
08 Apr. 2022 CI announces plan to sell part of its US wealth business via IPO [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: CI Financial, the Canadian-based asset management firm which has been aggressively buying up registered investment advisors in the United States, plans to take its $133 billion U.S. wealth management business public. The integrated global wealth and asset managemen
08 Apr. 2022 Turn/River Capital's fifth flagship fund soars to a $1.35bn hard cap [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The technology growth equity and buyout firm Turn/River Capital has soared to a $1.35bn hard cap close for its fifth flagship fund, more than triple the size of its predecessor vehicle. The San Francisco-based software investment firm said in a press release that t
07 Apr. 2022 SBAI establishes Global Regulatory Committee to further collaboration with regulators around the world [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SBAI, an active alliance of institutional investors and alternative asset managers, announced today the launch of its Global Regulatory Committee. The Committee brings together leading institutional investors, asset managers and investment consultants to enhance and s
07 Apr. 2022 Carlyle wraps up the second credit opportunities fund at $4.6bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American multinational alternative asset management Carlyle has tapped investors for $4.6bn for its second credit opportunities fund - Carlyle Credit Opportunities Fund (CCOF II). The US buyout giant exceeded its $3.5bn target and attracted almost double the amount
07 Apr. 2022 Global government debt to hit record $71.6tn in 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global sovereign debt is expected to climb by 9.5% to a record $71.6 trillion in 2022 while fresh borrowing is also broadly set to remain elevated, said a study. The $6.2tn increase in debt will primarily be driven by the US, Japan, and China, but every country acro
06 Apr. 2022 MSCI launches thematic exposure standard [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has announced the launch of its Thematic Exposure Standard, enabling investors to better understand their portfolio's economic linkage to long-term structural tre
06 Apr. 2022 Reverence Capital Partners invests $100M in CAIS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CAIS, the leading alternative investment platform, today announced a $100 million investment from Reverence Capital Partners. The raise is a continuation of the Company's $225 million round in January, led by Apollo, Motive Partners, and Franklin Templeton which resulted
06 Apr. 2022 Thoma Bravo amasses $3.3bn for the second credit fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American private equity and growth capital firm announced the completion of fundraising for Thoma Bravo Credit Fund II at $3.3bn in total available capital, including leverage. The software investment firm said in a press release that Fund II is its largest credit f
06 Apr. 2022 The US dominates the list of global top five VC funded companies in 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: With three US-based companies-Cruise, Robinhood, and Databricks-collectively attracting $12.8 billion worth of venture capital (VC) funding, the USA dominated the list of the global top five VC-funded companies in 2021, said a study. According to a report by Global
06 Apr. 2022 GI Partners raises $1.45bn for fund targeting data centers, life sciences [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: GI Partners, a private investment firm with 20-plus years of investing in technology and healthcare real estate, has lined up $1.4 billion in commitments for its initial fundraising round for its latest investment vehicle, the GI Real Estate Essential Tech + Science Fu
05 Apr. 2022 With Intelligence launches the Eurekahedge Institutional 200 Index, a professional benchmark of large institutional absolute return funds for institutional investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With Intelligence, the data provider and global business information organization focused on the asset management industry, announced the launch of the Eurekahedge Institutional 200 Index (Bloomberg Ticker: EHFI687). The Eurekahedge Institutional 200 Index was created
05 Apr. 2022 Insurers plan to invest more in private equity and ESG [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global insurance companies will invest more in private equity and green or impact bonds this year, as formulas to be able to seek greater profitability and cover themselves from the current scenario of rising inflation, said a study. Goldman Sachs Asset Management&#
05 Apr. 2022 Freeport Financial raises $1.5bn for the fifth direct-lending fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Chicago-based private equity investment firm Freeport Financial Partners has closed its fifth fund and now has $1.5 billion on hand to lend to companies in the lower midmarket. The middle-market direct lending manager said that the fund, Freeport First Lien Loan Fu
04 Apr. 2022 SEI appoints new CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEI today announced that Ryan Hicke, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, will become the company's next chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors, effective June 1, 2022. Hicke will succeed Founder Alfred P. West, Jr., who is trans
04 Apr. 2022 Blue Wolf Capital closes fifth fund on $1.1bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, today announced it has successfully closed Blue Wolf Capital Fund V (the "Fund") at its hard cap. The Fund was oversubscribed with strong support from existing investors along with a diverse base of new
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