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08 Jun. 2022 BKCoin further institutionalizes with president, CTO and BD/IR appointments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BKCoin Capital, the institutional crypto investment firm at the forefront of the digital assets revolution, announces three senior appointments: Paul Magahis, as President, Adriano Caloiaro, as Chief Technology Officer, and Leanna Haakons, as Director of Business Developm
08 Jun. 2022 Energy, commodity hedge funds extend 2022 gains; HFRI 500 outperformance of Nasdaq expands [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds produced mixed declines in May as volatility across global equity, bonds and commodity markets accelerated, with equities falling into correction territory amidst many investors positioning for the US economy to enter recession as a result of generational infl
08 Jun. 2022 Rockefeller acquires Spearhead Capital's wealth business [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Florida-based boutique financial services division of Spearhead will become The Bostwick Walters Group within Rockefeller Global Family Office, which has $1.5 billion in assets. The deal accelerates Rockefeller's expansion, building on previous acquisitions as
08 Jun. 2022 Hedge funds double investments in crypto assets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite the tremendous volatility in the sector, there are many more traditional hedge funds investing in crypto and more specialist crypto funds being created as the digital asset class gains acceptance, said a survey. Of traditional hedge funds surveyed, 38% are
07 Jun. 2022 Omni Partners appoints head of private equity [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Omni Partners LLP, the London based alternative investment management firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Gallagher-Powell as Head of Private Equity. In this newly created position Charles will report to Omni's founder, Steven Clark. Charles joins
07 Jun. 2022 Schonfeld hires Niamh Taylor as EMEA head as part of expansion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Schonfeld Strategic Advisors announced that it has hired Niamh Taylor as Head of EMEA. Her appointment is part of the firm's ongoing global expansion efforts and better positions Schonfeld for further growth in the region. In this role, Taylor will oversee Schonf
07 Jun. 2022 JP Morgan nabs $2.4bn for 2nd distressed private credit fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan (JPM) Asset Management said Monday it raised $2.4bn at its final closing for Lynstone Special Situations Fund, exceeding its $2bn target. The Lynstone II fund is the second fund from JPM's Global Special Situations team that has $3.5 billion in asset
06 Jun. 2022 Eaton Partners launches online community showcasing alternative investment opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eaton Partners has launched Eaton MarketPlace, an online community showcasing a variety of alternative investment opportunities currently being marketed by Eaton Partners. Eaton MarketPlace modernizes the fund placement process and empowers institutional investors to stre
06 Jun. 2022 Familiar flow trends continued for hedge funds in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors removed an estimated net $5.20 billion from hedge funds in April. Performance accounted for an increase in assets. The result of both factors was a slight increase in estimated industry AUM to $3.624 trillion, according to eVestment. From a strategy perspect
06 Jun. 2022 Cybersecurity VC firm Ten Eleven Ventures raises a new $600m fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venture capital firm Ten Eleven Ventures has raised $600 million for its third generation fund to invest in cybersecurity startups, bringing the firm's total assets under management to more than $1 billion. Founded in 2014, Ten Eleven Ventures was one of the first
06 Jun. 2022 China to remain a hot M&A market in 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Notwithstanding the recent slowdown, China's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) potential is expected to remain high in 2022, owing to the Chinese economy's rapid transition and record amounts of dry powder (marketable, "cash-like" securities that are highly liquid) for fi
03 Jun. 2022 Deerfield raises $1.6bn for new healthcare oriented private investment fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Deerfield Management, a venture capital firm based in New York, has launched Deerfield Private Design Fund III, an investment fund designed to provide flexible private financing to healthcare companies. According to a press note from the investment firm, the fund
02 Jun. 2022 Binance Labs raises $500m investment fund to focus on crypto, web3, and blockchain adoption [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, has raised $500 million to establish a fund that will invest in crypto, Web 3, and blockchain companies. Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange by volume, said in a press release that the fund
01 Jun. 2022 Next generation of hedge fund managers are emerging more resilient and efficient [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), in partnership with
01 Jun. 2022 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends April +0.53% on asset-weighted basis, -2.28% on equal-weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended April 2022, up 0.53% MOM on an asset-weighted basis and down -2.28% MOM on an equal-weighted basis. The comparable benchmark indices were both down for the month, with the S&P TSX 60 Total Return Index and S&P 500 Total
01 Jun. 2022 Insurance companies allocate nearly $1bn to new hedge fund investments in 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Insurance companies still allocated nearly $1 billion to new hedge fund investments in 2021, despite significant challenges in the hedge fund industry in 2021, such as the GameStop short squeeze, said a study. According to the new AM Best report, insurers' holdings
01 Jun. 2022 Fund managers commit $16tn of assets to net-zero target [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asset managers have so far committed $16 trillion of assets to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 or sooner, 39% of their total assets, said a report. The latest report from the Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) Initiative, which has 273 signatorie
01 Jun. 2022 Franklin Templeton buys European alternative credit specialist Alcentra [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global investment management organization Franklin Templeton and The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has agreed to buy Alcentra, one of Europe's largest credit managers, from BNY Mellon in a European credit push. The acquisition will increase Franklin's alte
01 Jun. 2022 Continuim Equity Partners closes debut fund above target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Continuim Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm has closed its inaugural fund CEP Fund I at the hard cap of $100 million. Continuim launched in April of 2021 with a focus on manufacturing and industrial companies in the region. In a stateme
31 May. 2022 Churchill Asset Management adds head of sustainability [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist of Nuveen which provides customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, announced that Mickey Weatherston has joined the Firm as Principal, Head of Sustainability and ESG Integ
31 May. 2022 Investors shift out of hedge fund allocations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund redemptions accelerated in March totaling -$35.37 billion (-0.70% of industry assets), according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. An $18.24 billion trading gain for the month combined with new e
31 May. 2022 ACA Group and Foreside complete merger [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ACA Group and Foreside Financial Group, LLC, two of the leading providers of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions to clients in the financial services industry, today announced the completion of its merger, to become one of the largest providers of tech-enable
31 May. 2022 Crypto ETFs and ETPs listed globally suffered net outflows of $556m during April 2022 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI reported that Crypto ETFs and ETPs listed globally saw net outflows of US$556 million during April, bringing year to date net inflows to US$303 million, which is much lower than the US$2.69 billion gathered at this point last year. Total assets invested in Crypt
31 May. 2022 India's alternative investment fund industry surges 100% to $72bn in 5 years [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: India's alternative investment fund (AIF) industry has doubled from $36bn at the end of 2016 to $72bn by September 2021 - an increase of more than 100% in assets under management (AUM) for the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) registered funds alone, said a
31 May. 2022 Macquarie Asset Management raises $4.2bn for Asia-Pacific fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The world's largest infrastructure asset manager Macquarie Group Ltd.'s asset-management arm closed a US$4.2 billion Asia-Pacific regional infrastructure fund that exceeded the US$3.0 billion target. "The successful fundraise brings total capital managed und
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