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24 Jun. 2022 Aaro Capital appoints Stuart MacDonald as Chairman, adds Peter Rigg as Head of Investment Research and Olga Romanova as Head of ODD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aaro Capital, the DLT and cryptoassets investment specialist, announced the appointment of three senior hires to its London office. Stuart Macdonald is joining Aaro Capital's London-based team as Chairman alongside Peter Rigg, who joins as Head of Investment Research, and
24 Jun. 2022 Alts managers sitting on over $2.5tn+ of dry powder [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the current rising interest rate environment, investment activity in the private markets has continued to grow, revealed a study. "With alts managers sitting on over $2.5T+ of dry powder and continuing to enjoy premium valuations and interest rates on a prec
24 Jun. 2022 LGT Capital Partners soars past Crown Asia-Pacific Private Equity V target to strike $1.65bn hard cap [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Swiss alternative investment specialist LGT Capital Partners has held the final close of its fifth Asia Pacific fund-of-funds at a hard cap of $1.65 billion, which exceeded the $1 billion target. The largest family-owned private banking and asset management group i
24 Jun. 2022 ECP closes $1.6 billion continuation fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Private equity firm ECP has closed a $1.6 billion continuation fund. The continuation fund provides ECP III and IV investors, as well as the consortium of investment partners, the opportunity to monetize a minority stake in their investment in Calpine Corporatio
23 Jun. 2022 42% of AuM across private capital is managed by funds that have an active ESG policy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin has published its annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report: ESG in Alte
23 Jun. 2022 Hedge fund managers were down -0.56% in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers were down -0.56% in May, outperforming the tech-heavy NASDAQ by 1.49% but trailed behind the S&P 500 by 0.57%. Around 39.6% of global hedge funds have generated positive returns in May, while around 40.0% of them have maintained a positive performance
23 Jun. 2022 Brookfield raises mammoth $15bn for maiden energy transition fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Brookfield Asset Management has raised USD 15 billion for its Brookfield Global Transition Fund (BGTF), the global alternative asset manager's inaugural fund focused on investment opportunities relating to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. A
23 Jun. 2022 Apollo, Hostplus team up to launch $1.25bn Asia Pacific credit strategy [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management said it will launch an Asia Pacific credit strategy in partnership with Hostplus, an industry superannuation fund in Australia. The new strategy launches with $1.25 billion in assets after an inaugural r
22 Jun. 2022 Europe holds 83% of global sustainable funds' net assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Europe remains the key driver behind sustainable finance, holding 83% of global sustainable funds' net assets, according to the second annual European Sustainable Investment Funds Study by Morningstar and zeb, powered by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Indus
22 Jun. 2022 Financial advisors want alternative investments for everyone, says a survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A majority of financial professionals, including RIAs, believe that all retail investors should have the same access to alternatives as accredited investors. Financial advisors already widely recommend that clients who meet the accredited investor requirements allo
21 Jun. 2022 HSBC AM unveils new unit for $58bn alternatives business [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: HSBC Asset Management has rolled out a new unit - the Capital Solutions Group (CSG) led by Borja Azpilicueta - within HSBC Alternatives, the company's alternatives business, to expand its service and offering for wealthy clients and institutional customers. The CSG
21 Jun. 2022 Natixis Investment subsidiary Mirova swoops clean-energy boutique SunFunder [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Mirova, a Paris-based impact investing subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, acquired SunFunder, a private debt management company based in Nairobi, Kenya, that finances renewable energy projects in Africa and Asia. Financial details of the acquisition were not
20 Jun. 2022 NFT Platform Immutable launches $500m venture fund for Web3 games [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: NFT scaling platform Immutable launched an inaugural $500 million developer and venture investment fund. According to a media release from the Australia-based web3 gaming firm, the new venture fund will also build on the Immutable X protocol through token grants and
18 Jun. 2022 LGT closes first impact-focused PE fund at $550m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crown Impact S.C.Sp., LGT Capital Partners' first dedicated impact fund, closed on 31 May 2022 at $550m, significantly above its initial target size of $350m due to strong investor demand and a growing investment opportunity set. Crown Impact invests in highly impact
17 Jun. 2022 Global fund trends in Q1 2022 - Lower but still positive net inflows into long-term funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its International Quarterly Statistical Release regarding the developments in the worldwide investment fund industry during the first quarter of 2022. Thomas Tilley, Senior Economist, commente
17 Jun. 2022 LGT closes first impact-focused PE fund at $550m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crown Impact S.C.Sp., LGT Capital Partners' first dedicated impact fund, closed on 31 May 2022 at $550m, significantly above its initial target size of $350m due to strong investor demand and a growing investment opportunity set. Crown Impact invests in highly impact
17 Jun. 2022 William Blair adds to team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, announced today that it has expanded its equity capital markets team with the addition of Derek Caracciola. Joining in New York as a mana
17 Jun. 2022 MSCI launches next generation of equity factor models [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MSCI Inc., a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announces the launch of the next generation of MSCI Equity Factor Models. Designed to help investors better understand the factors that drive portf
17 Jun. 2022 BlackRock to launch an infrastructure fund focused on the energy transition [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American multinational investment management corporation BlackRock is launching an infrastructure investment strategy focused on energy security and helping polluting companies to become greener as the world's largest money manager adjusts to new demands on climate cha
17 Jun. 2022 HGGC wraps up its fourth flagship vehicle at $2.25bn-plus [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American middle-market private equity firm HGGC has completed fundraising for HGGC Fund IV with $2.54 billion of capital commitments. The global PE firm based in Palo Alto, California said in a press release that Fund IV exceeded its $2.25 billion target and contin
17 Jun. 2022 The global HNWI population grew by 7.8% and their wealth grew by 8% in 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global High Net Worth Individual (HNWI) population grew 7.8% and their wealth grew 8% in 2021 owing to recovering economies being boosted by the stock market, said a study. According to Capgemini's World Wealth Report (WWR), North America continued along its gro
17 Jun. 2022 Metaverse to reach $5tn in value by 2030 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A new report predicts the metaverse could be worth $5 trillion by 2030 with e-commerce, virtual learning, advertising, and gaming driving growth. According to the new report published by McKinsey and Co. says the 3D virtual world, relatively seen as science fiction
17 Jun. 2022 Weiss A.M. fined for violation of Rule 105 [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Weiss Asset Management, a large investment advisory firm in Boston, has agreed to pay approximately $6.9m to settle charges of short selling violations. Acco
16 Jun. 2022 Hedge funds fell for a second consecutive month in May with a -0.4% return, dragging YTD returns further into the red at -1.4% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds fell for a second consecutive month in May with a return of -0.4%, dragging year-to-date returns further into the red at -1.4%. A steeper than expected rise in US consumer prices in May raised concerns about aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserv
16 Jun. 2022 Sovereign direct investments hit record in 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 2021 broke records for the number of direct investments made by sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), jumping from 316 in 2020 to 429 in 2021, a 50% increase year-on-year, and a 60% increase in the average number of deals in any of the previous five years, said a study. Ac
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  1. Alts managers sitting on over $2.5tn+ of dry powder[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the current rising interest rate environment, investment activity in the private markets has continued to grow, revealed a study. "With alts managers sitting on over $2.5T+ of dry powder and continuing to enjoy premium valuations and interest rates on a prec

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Hong Kong manager expects additional tailwind in Asian markets[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The Asia equity markets have not been at their best so far this year, with the MSCI Asia index down almost 13% YTD, but many managers remain buoyant about the region, as in

  3. The Big Picture: With the war, E, S, and G have collectively moved back to the fore[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: In this interview, Dr. Patrick Welton, founder and CIO of Welton Investment Partners, offers his observations on the major macro themes expected to affect the comm

  4. Other Voices: The selloff is overdone[more]

    Authored by Heeten Doshi, founder of Doshi Capital Management. Anyone who is still bearish and calling for more downside is foolish. The selloff is overdone. To point to further declines from here is poor risk management. With the Nasdaq 100 down 22% and S&P 500 down 13% for the year

  5. Other Voices: ESG exuberance is at all-time highs. But will investors buy?[more]

    As investors increase their focus on mission-based investing, they continue to grapple with ESG and what it means to them. By David Shalom, Director of Capital Introductions at Pershing Innovation. New investment solutions. That's how managers deliver value and attract new inve