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28 Apr. 2022 Global hedge fund business sees outflows in March, just slightly positive for allocations in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors pulled $8.96 billion from hedge funds in March, leaving AUM growth for the first quarter of the year nearly flat at +$440 million, according to the just released eVestment March 2022 hedge fund asset flows data. Overall hedge fund business AUM stood at $3.623 tr
28 Apr. 2022 AIMA publishes new guidance on digital assets custody [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), together with leading digital asset custodians and industry experts, has published a new industry guide on digital asset custody for institutional investors. The guide has been primarily designed for those who
28 Apr. 2022 IQ-EQ adds chief risk officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sally Alayarian named as IQ-EQ's new Group Chief Risk Officer. With over 20 years of international management experience in financial services, Sally joins the Group after spending six years as Global Director Risk Management & Internal Audit for a multinational profe
28 Apr. 2022 New entrants push global hedge fund industry over $5tn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry turned back to outflows in February, experiencing -$3.19 billion in net redemptions, -0.07% of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Despite the trading losses and
28 Apr. 2022 TPG wraps up climate fund at $7.3bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global alternative asset management firm TPG has raised $7.3 billion for its climate fund, as the American investment company expands its investments in the clean energy space. The private equity giant said in a press release that the fund, TPG Rise Climate, is
28 Apr. 2022 Monroe Capital hits $4.8bn with direct lending fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Fund received $2.3 billion of limited partner commitments, plus targeted leverage of $1.1 billion. In addition, it received $1.4 billion from separately managed accounts, including leverage. The Fund is Monroe's largest fund to date, exceeding Monroe Capital Privat
27 Apr. 2022 Cypherpunk invests $500k into cryptocurrency hedge fund AB Digital Strategies managed by Isla Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cypherpunk Holdings Inc, a blockchain, metaverse, privacy and cryptography focused investments firm, announced an investment of USD 500k in the AB Digital Strategies Fund managed by UK FCA-regulated Isla Capital. The investment was made in two tranches, USD $250k on
27 Apr. 2022 MFA submits comment letter to the SEC on the short position and short activity reporting rule [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the hedge fund and global alternative investment industry, submitted a comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to the proposed rule on short sale reporting. MFA commends the
27 Apr. 2022 Cerulli: Investors drive activity in European ESG bond funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) debt universe will continue to develop in terms of size and sophistication, opening up new possibilities for fixed-income investors in Europe, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge-European Monthly Product Trends
27 Apr. 2022 Hedge funds were broadly flat in Q1 2022, outperforming stocks in a tough start to the year after returning 10.4% in 2021 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - During Q1 2022 trends in the markets have generally been reflective of continued and exacerbated inflation risks that worked in concert with geopolitical events to significantly impact performance. The HFM Global Composite was down -0.2% in Q1 against a reversal of 4.
27 Apr. 2022 VC firm Left Lane Capital raises $1.4bn for second-growth fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The New York-based venture capital Left Lane Capital collected $1.4 billion for a new fund to back young internet- and consumer technology companies. The growth investor wrapped up its second fund, Left Lane Capital Partners II LP, with more than double the $630 mil
27 Apr. 2022 Large institutional investors turn to less risky assets and markets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Large institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, are moving toward less risky markets and strategies amid rising inflation and geopolitical uncertainties, said a study. A new report from State Street and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Fu
27 Apr. 2022 Allocators added $130bn to private markets last year [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Mandate activity among the largest institutional investors soared in 2021 across private equity, private credit, real estate and infrastructure, and hedge funds according to research commissioned by Vidrio Financial, a provider of software and integrated data se
27 Apr. 2022 Growth Catalyst Partners closes second fund on $270M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chicago-based Growth Catalyst Partners has more than doubled its assets under management with the close of its oversubscribed second fund. The fund closed on $270 million hitting its hard cap, the fund was originally targeting $200 million. The firm closed
27 Apr. 2022 Alternative investing by institutions driven by private credit and private equity [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: In a flash Q1 survey
27 Apr. 2022 Icahn wants to shine light on ESG hypocrisy, challenges McDonald's [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Carl Icahn, who is a shareholder of McDonald's Corporation, filed a definitive proxy statement and issued an open letter to shareholders last week, saying McDonald's' Board of
26 Apr. 2022 Swiss fund market feels impact of Ukraine war [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had a negative impact on investment fund assets. With comparatively weak inflows of new money, investment fund assets lost around CHF 65 billion (US$67.8bn) in the first quarter of 2022. The decline was most pronounced in equity funds.
26 Apr. 2022 Ardian closes infrastructure secondaries fund on $5.25bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces it has raised $5.25bn for its latest infrastructure secondaries fund - Ardian Secondary Fund VIII Infrastructure. The fund, which was significantly oversubscribed and reached its hard cap within nine months
26 Apr. 2022 Hedge Fund Association announces results of 2022 Global Board of Directors election [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), an international nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, is delighted to announce the results of its 2022 Global Board of Directors election. HFA members re-elected Rajpal Arulpragasam, and elected Jagruti Bhikha, Deloris D
26 Apr. 2022 JTC launches virtual Chief Sustainability Officer for ESG strategy and support [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - JTC, the global professional services provider, has launched virtual Chief Sustainability Officer (vCSO), an innovative new service to help clients achieve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) ambitions. The vCSO offering recognises that many organisations,
26 Apr. 2022 Around 61% of global hedge funds post positive returns in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers were up 1.35% in March, trailing behind to the S&P 500 which was up 3.58% over the month. Around 61% of global hedge funds have posted positive returns in March and 46.0% of them have maintained positive performance over the first quarter of the year.
26 Apr. 2022 KKR raises $19bn for its largest-ever fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The US buyout giant KKR & Co. wrapped up its largest-ever buyout fund - KKR North America Fund XIII - with $19 billion in investor commitments in a fundraising effort that broke an in-house record that has stood for more than 15 years. A press release from the glob
25 Apr. 2022 Inflows to hedge funds in Q1 at highest level since 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Institutional investors allocated the largest amount of new capital to hedge funds since 2015 in 1Q 2022, as Macro funds lead industry performance through extreme volatility driven by generational inflation, interest rate increases and expectations for multiple increases
25 Apr. 2022 Trive Capital raises $2bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Trive Capital closed on its fourth signature fund and a new, structured capital fund with nearly $2 billion together, double the committed capital from its last major raise. The Dallas, TX-based private equity firm said in a press release that both - Trive Capital
25 Apr. 2022 Satori Capital intros energy transition fund, a long/short equity strategy [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Dallas-based alternatives manager founded on the principles of conscious capitalism, Satori Capital has launched Satori Environmental, a long/short equity strategy that primarily invests in securities impacted by the global energy sector's shift from fossil-based s
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