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16 Dec. 2021 UK to introduce new FDI regime [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: On 4 January 2022, the UK National Security and Investment (NSI) Act enters into force, introducing a new foreign direct investment (F
15 Dec. 2021 UBP joins forces with conservation experts to launch biodiversity restoration strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Union Bancaire Privee (UBP), UBP SA, announced a step forward in its commitment to impact investing with the launch of the UBAM - Biodiversity Restoration fund, a unique collaboration between the financial, corporate and conservation sectors. The business case for in
15 Dec. 2021 Analysis reveals growing number of listed companies invest in Bitcoin as holdings hit $9.6bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New analysis from London-based Nickel Digital Asset Management (Nickel), Europe's largest regulated and award-winning digital assets hedge fund manager, reveals that 20 listed companies with a market cap of over $1.0 trillion have around $9.6 billion invested in Bitco
15 Dec. 2021 Hedge funds down 1.12% in November: Eurekahedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds down 1.12% in November as emergence of new Omicron COVID-19 variant and hawkish central bank communication weighed on sentiment. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -1.12% in November 2021, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the
15 Dec. 2021 Pritzker Private Capital adds to ESG team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing, today announced that Chris Brannan has been promoted to ESG Officer and Mike Manno has joined the firm as Vice President. With Mr. Brannan's appointment, PPC advances its ESG strategy across the firm and its f
15 Dec. 2021 Carillon Tower Advisers taps Facos to lead sustainable investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Carillon Tower Advisers, a global, multi-boutique asset management firm, today announced that it has promoted Joy Facos to Head of Sustainable Investing and Corporate Responsibility. In this role, Ms. Facos will oversee the firm's ongoing efforts to integrate ESG principl
15 Dec. 2021 Sitfel grows sponsor finance group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stifel Financial Corp. today announced several key hires in its Sponsor Finance Group. Kayle Green, Brandon Kelley, and Cole Morgan have joined Stifel Bank & Trust from BBVA (now part of PNC) and are based in Southlake, Texas, a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth. They will repo
15 Dec. 2021 Cerulli: Europe's private equity secondary market is in demand [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A number of large, multi-platform asset managers in Europe have recognized that private equity secondaries present a fast-growing, profitable opportunity to create an additional revenue stream, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge-Europe Edition. "This e
15 Dec. 2021 Carlyle raises $8bn hard-cap on largest and fastest fundraise ever [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global investment firm Carlyle has raised $8 billion for its ninth U.S. real estate opportunity fund, Carlyle Realty Partners IX (CRP IX), exceeding its $6 billion initial target. CRP IX will seek to continue Carlyle Realty's established investment strategy focu
14 Dec. 2021 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 1.71% November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C Technologies Holdings announced that the gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2021 measured -1.71%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.36% in December. "SS&C GlobeOp'
14 Dec. 2021 Blue Owl purchases Ascentium as part of further APAC expansion [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: US-listed alternative investment house Blue Owl Capital acquired Hong Kong-based Ascentium Group, a business development office, which subjects to government approval, will be renamed Blue Owl Capital HK in coming weeks. Blue Owl recently opened an office in Singap
14 Dec. 2021 Ares Management raises $8bn fund in a private-credit arms race [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American global alternative investment manager Ares Management closed its latest direct lending fund, $8 billion Ares Senior Direct Lending Fund II (SDL II), which was oversubscribed and exceeded its $4.5 billion initial fundraising target. According to a press rel
13 Dec. 2021 The overall percentage of AUM managed by diverse-owned firms is just 1.4% [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Capital allocation to women- and minority-owned asset management firms remains far lower than allocation to other firms as the overall percentage of assets under management controlled by diverse-owned firms was only 1.4 percent, said a study. The Knight Foundation
10 Dec. 2021 Advent raises $4bn for a second global technology fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Advent International has held a final close for Advent Global Technology Fund II (Advent Tech II) on its hard-cap of $4bn, surpassing its target of $3bn by 33%. The Boston-headquartered private equity firm said in a press release that the new fund is double the size
10 Dec. 2021 Hamilton Lane to manage MassPRIM Future Initiative [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hamilton Lane has been chosen as the private equity manager for the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board's Future Initiative. The initiative is designed to make it easier to invest in diverse and emerging managers. The program's
09 Dec. 2021 Cruel winter winds blew the hedge fund industry off course, with a -1.22% loss in November, bringing YTD gains to 8.89% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry posted a monthly loss in November, down -1.22% for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index was down -0.69% in November. For the year to date, the hedge fund in
09 Dec. 2021 Alternatives firms assets grew in 3Q as traditional firms were flat or fell [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The assets under management (AUM) of publicly traded alternatives managers increase by 2% even as global capital markets delivered flat or negative returns in the third quarter of 2021. AUM at listed traditional asset managers, by contrast, declined 1% over the same pe
09 Dec. 2021 Institutional investors optimistic about growth prospects 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors are feeling confident in their strategies to counter potential rising inflation, interest rate hikes, and higher stock, bond, and currency volatility, according to a new survey. "Institutional investors are heading confidently into 2022, armed with tactica
09 Dec. 2021 Polen Capital acquires $8.2bn boutique high yield manager DDJ Capital Management [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Polen Capital Management, a global investment management firm, entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of DDJ Capital Management, a boutique high yield, bank loan, private credit, and special situations manager. The terms of the deal were no
08 Dec. 2021 Hedge funds declined in November, posting largest single-month drop since March 2020 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds declined in November, posting the largest single-month decline since March 2020, as equities fell sharply late in the month driven by fears of new restrictions related to the Omicron coronavirus variant. The investable HFRI 500 Fund Weighted Composite Index fe
08 Dec. 2021 Institutional investors adopt alternative data to gain an edge [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are seeking new sources of alternative data on supply chains to help inform future investment decisions. Market research agency Coalition Greenwich recently spoke with asset managers in North America and learned that 44% of institutional inv
07 Dec. 2021 Cinctive Capital adds to investment team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Cinctive Capital Management, a multi-manager alternative investment firm focused on long/short equities, has announced the expansion of its investment teams as the firm en
07 Dec. 2021 Newbury Partners raises $2bn for private equity secondaries [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Secondaries private equity veteran Newbury Partners closed its fifth private equity secondary fund with capital commitments from new and existing investors totaling $2 billion, exceeding its original target of $1.75 billion. According to a press release from the In
07 Dec. 2021 Geneva-based manager Stouff Capital to launch global macro hedge fund [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The Swiss quantamental asset manager says it has doubled its AuM in the last 12 months, hired two managers, and it is preparing the launch of a new absolute return global ma
06 Dec. 2021 Former State Street director James ONG appointed CEO of Value Partners Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Value Partners Group Limited has appointed Mr. James ONG as Managing Director, Head of Southeast Asia and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singapore, effective 29 November 2021. This senior appointment is part of the Group's efforts to bolster its Southeast Asia busine
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