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24 Nov. 2022 Institutional investors are quietly buying through crypto winter dip, says survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: institutional investors have increased their cryptocurrency allocations over the last year despite the industry going through a prolonged crypto winter, said a survey. The Coinbase-sponsored survey conducted between Sep. 21 and Oct. 27, found 62% of institutional i
23 Nov. 2022 Raven wraps up sophomore credit fund at $834m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investment management firm Raven Capital Management has surged past its target for its sophomore credit fund - Raven Asset-Based Credit Fund II - to hit an $834m final close. In addition to the closed-end vehicle, Raven has launched an evergreen sleeve,
23 Nov. 2022 Motive Partners purchases German VC embedded/capital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The fintech-focused private equity firm Motive Partners has agreed to acquire Berlin-based venture capital firm embedded/capital GmbH to chase opportunities in Europe's growing startup scene. Motive Partners, the specialist PE firm with offices in London and New Yo
23 Nov. 2022 $33tn sovereign investors favor U.S., and India as top 2022 investment markets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The United States and India have emerged as the second most coveted investment market for sovereign wealth funds and public pensions funds in 2022, said a study. According to a study by asset manager Invesco, sovereign investors, which now manage some $33 trillion i
22 Nov. 2022 CalPERS changes private markets investment program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CalPERS today announced changes to the structure of two of its private markets investment programs, with management of the recently created Growth & Innovation program consolidated with that of the Private Equity asset class. Private Equity will be led by Anton Orlich
22 Nov. 2022 Cerulli: Asset managers turn to outsourcing providers for sustainability [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As asset management firms confront mounting fee pressure, increased regulation, and fundamental factors that interrupt long-term sustainability, they are increasingly outsourcing operational functions. According to new research, The Cerulli Report-U.S. Vendor Management &
22 Nov. 2022 H.I.G. Capital hires three managers for its Capital Formation Group in Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global alternative investment firm, has appointed Daniel Rosenthal Ayash, Bernice Berschader and Micael Hagelin as part of the firm's Capital Formation Group, based in H.I.G.'s London office. Daniel joins as a Managing Director and is re
22 Nov. 2022 Lack of standard ESG reporting irks asset managers [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A lack of standardized reporting frameworks and ESG data limitations are among the bigger challenges for money managers attempting to meet stricter ESG guidelines, particularly in carbon emissions, revealed a survey. According to a survey by Russell Investments, 87%
22 Nov. 2022 HarbourVest Partners racks up $4.2bn for a sixth co-investment fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Boston-based private-markets firm HarbourVest Partners has closed its sixth co-investment fund at $4.2 billion, beating its $3.5 billion target. The global private equity investment manager said in a media release that the HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund VI
22 Nov. 2022 It's all kicked off in Qatar: Private capital looks to play in the glamorous world of football [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The 'Big Five' European football leagues (England, Germany, Spain, Italy, and France) are forecast to generate a record €18.6bn aggregate revenue in the 2022-23 season, said a study. According to Deloitte UK's Annual Review of Football Finance, with numbers
22 Nov. 2022 Institutional investors increase target allocations to real estate [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors slow capital deployment into real estate due to overallocation, but continue to increase target allocations in anticipation of attractive buying opportunities over the next 12 to 24 months, said a study. According to a Cornell University and
21 Nov. 2022 Global venture investment in impact startups has dropped in 2022 after a record high last year [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Impact startups raised US$35 billion in venture investment in 2022 so far, down from a record US$68 billion in 2021, but already above the amount raised over the whole of 2020, said a study. According to a research report based on Dealroom's Impact Database, the t
18 Nov. 2022 CAIA partners with Milken Institute to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the alternative investment industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the global professional body for the alternative investment industry, has partnered with The Milken Institute to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the alternatives space, launching an educational p
18 Nov. 2022 Schneider Electric-backed VC firm SE Ventures launches new $518m fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: SE Ventures, a venture-investing firm backed by French energy and automation giant Schneider Electric SE, is launching a EUR 500 million ($518 million) second investing fund. The VC focusing on climate and industrial technology said in a media release that this mov
18 Nov. 2022 GLP Capital raises $1.5bn for US value-add self-storage fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: GLP Capital Partners (GCP US), a global investment manager with a focus on modern logistics facilities and logistics-related operating companies, has raised $1.58bn in the final close of its inaugural North American self-storage real estate fund. The Fund - GCP Secu
17 Nov. 2022 With Intelligence launches new With HFM data service [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund data provider With Intelligence is today launching its new With HFM product onto its owned data and insight platform. The dataset merge
17 Nov. 2022 Global macro hedge fund Trident positioned to profit from flattening yield curve [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Macro strategies extended strong YTD performance in October as equities reversed intra-month declines, while the US Federal Reserve prepared to raise interest rates to slow generational inflation, with performance led by multi-strategy and commodity-focused exposures. The
17 Nov. 2022 Global wealth firm Insigneo partners with $148bn alts platform iCapital to bolster alternatives offering [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: International wealth manager Insigneo has partnered with $148bn global fintech and alternatives investment platform iCapital to strengthen its private market and hedge fund offerings. The partnership will provide Insigneo's US and Latin American financial advis
17 Nov. 2022 Climate Adaptive Infrastructure tops $1bn for maiden fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Clean energy-focused investment firm Climate Adaptive Infrastructure (CAI) has raised over $1 billion for its debut fund program, comprising $825 million in equity for the main fund and $200 million in a co-investment program. CAI, a firm founded in 2019 by former
17 Nov. 2022 Institutional investors bullish on alternative assets, set to increase alts allocations [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The majority of institutional investors expect a global recession over the next 12 months, but that has yet to hamper demand to either hold alternative allocations steady at their current level or grow them further in the years to come, said a study. According to th
16 Nov. 2022 Hedge funds up 1.35% in October, reducing YTD losses to 5% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.3% in October. Following the uptick, global hedge funds have reduced their YTD losses to 5%. Returns were positive across strategies in October, with event-driven (2.3%) leading the field. Event-driven was the top-perf
16 Nov. 2022 SBAI and ILPA collaborate on guidance for allocators looking to increase the diversity of their portfolios [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), an active alliance of institutional investors and alternative asset managers published new guidance Helping Allocators Increase Diversity in Their Portfolios. The report was produced in collaboration with the Institu
16 Nov. 2022 European asset managers outperform their U.S. counterparts in carbon reductions [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Europe's largest asset managers are outperforming their U.S. counterparts when it comes to the carbon intensity of their investment portfolios, said a study. However, the new research from MSCI, which looks at the carbon emissions of the assets under management
16 Nov. 2022 ADQ, Hunter Point buy stake in mid-market private investment firm Vistria Group [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Bennett Goodman's Hunter Point Capital (HPC) and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ) acquired a stake in Vistria Group, a middle-market private investment firm with approximately $9.5 billion in assets under management. The
16 Nov. 2022 Credit Suisse sells securitized products group to Apollo [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Beleaguered Swiss wealth manager Credit Suisse has agreed with US investment manager Apollo Global Management to sell a sizeable portion of its Securitized Products Group (SPG) - a key part of a sweeping revamp for the Swiss bank. Credit Suisse said the transaction
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