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02 Sep. 2019 Top 20 pension funds' AUM declines for first time in seven years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assets under management (AUM) at the world's 300 largest pension funds fell in value by 0.4% to a total of US$18 trillion in 2018, in sharp contrast to an increase of 15.1% in 2017, according to the latest World 300 research from the Thinking Ahead Institute. The rese
02 Sep. 2019 Artificial intelligence hedge funds outperform the hedge fund benchmark [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds that use AI-based computer models to help with trading have been outperforming the hedge fund benchmark for the past year, said Preqin Insights. Based on three-year cumulative returns, Artificial intelligence (AI) hedge funds have outperformed the Preq
02 Sep. 2019 Valuations remain a huge concern for infrastructure funds, says Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Over the next 12 months, more than a third (36%) of investors plan to commit more capital to infrastructure funds than they did in the previous 12 months, said a Preqin investor update. While this is still a significant figure and higher than for other alternative
31 Aug. 2019 BNY Mellon Alcentra Global Multi-Strategy Credit Fund attracts $265M in IPO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon Alcentra Global Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Inc. announced the successful pricing of the initial public offering of its common shares. The Fund is offering 2,652,001 shares at an initial price of $100 a share, resulting in gross proceeds of $265,200,100. The o
30 Aug. 2019 Traditional fixed-income strategies see net inflows in 2Q 2019: eVestment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Long-only asset managers reported Q2 2019 institutional assets under management of $28.4 trillion to eVestment, according to the 2Q 2019 eVestment Traditional Asset Flows Report. Net institutional flows totaled -$52.4 billion in the most recent quarter and -$370.1 bi
30 Aug. 2019 Jefferson River Capital leads $5.4M Alto seed round to put alts in IRAs [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Jefferson River Capital, the family office of Tony James and Moment Ventures, a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm have led a $5.4 million seed round into Alto. Additional seed round investors included Foundation Capital, Sequoia's Scout Fund, and Amplify.LA
30 Aug. 2019 Tadawul completes MSCI Emerging Market Index inclusion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) today has completed Saudi Arabia's full inclusion into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index with the successful implementation of the second and final tranche of index inclusion, which brings the Kingdom's weighting to 2.8% of the ind
30 Aug. 2019 Bennett Goodman retires from Blackstone [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bennett Goodman, Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners will retire from his full time role with the firm at the end of the year. He will remain Chairman of GSO's Business Development Company and will serve as a Senior Advisor to the firm. Dwight Scott, who was app
30 Aug. 2019 Investor interests in real estate funds waning, says Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investor commitments to real estate funds may decline over the next 12 months, as more than a quarter (27%) of surveyed investors expect to place less capital in the asset class than they did in the previous 12 months, said Preqin. As distributions fall yet further
30 Aug. 2019 Cryptojacking campaigns up by 29% in Q1 2019: McAfee Labs [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: There have been new cryptojacking families and campaigns detected, According to the McAfee Labs Threats Report in August 2019. The report informs that cryptojacking campaigns that targetted victims' computers to mine digital assets increased by 29%. Not only Windo
29 Aug. 2019 WestBridge brings on Barkley for investment director role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - WestBridge has appointed a new Investment Director to open its new Manchester office and lead investments across the North of England. Peter Barkley joins WestBridge from Dow Schofield Watts, where he spent four years in the lead advisory team and where he supported We
29 Aug. 2019 iCapital adds four to senior team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - iCapital Network, the financial technology platform setting the industry standard for access and efficiency in alternative investing, today announced the recent addition of four senior leaders to the executive team. Michael Kushner, Chief Financial Officer; Jennifer Ashle
29 Aug. 2019 Institutional investor confidence slips to the lowest level in four months [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: State Street said its Global Investor Confidence Index in August fell to the lowest level in four months in another sign the US-China trade war is weighing on business and sentiment. The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) decreased to 75.9, down 8
29 Aug. 2019 88% of private debt investors to commit more in the coming months: Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private debt investors remain committed to the asset class, with a significant 88% looking to commit more, or the same amount of, capital to funds over the next 12 months, the largest proportion in the past three years. As the private debt continues to grow into a
29 Aug. 2019 Allocators pivot to real assets, private equity - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: US public pensions' over- and under-allocations to various asset classes could mean billions of dollars flowing into real estate, private equity, real assets and other alternative asset classes soon, according to data from eVestment's Market Lens Asset Allocatio
28 Aug. 2019 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends July up 0.70%, 4.4% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended July 2019 up 0.70% MOM on an asset weighted basis and up 0.12% MOM on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian
28 Aug. 2019 Investors are moving hedge fund holdings to defensive positions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin Investor Update: Alternative Assets H2 2019* finds that 74% of surveyed investors believe that equity markets are at a peak, up from 61% that said the same at the end of 2018. Just 6% believe markets are expanding, down 15 percentage points in six months
28 Aug. 2019 US firms dominate top 10 VC investors list in IoT tech space in 2018, finds GlobalData [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The US was home to majority of the global top 10 venture capital (VC) investors in the Internet of Things (IoT) tech space in 2018, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The top 10 VC investors (Baidu, Amazon Alexa Fund, Intel Capital, Rober
28 Aug. 2019 Crypto exchange opens offering insured custody for traders and investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Australia's latest crypto exchange and broker launched at Barangaroo today. Mine Digital CEO, Grant Colthup, believes Mine Digital will set a new standard in the Australian cryptocurrency market. "There is interest in cryptocurrencies as a new asset, however, there
28 Aug. 2019 Private equity tops the table for investor satisfaction, says Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Across alternative assets, investors are most satisfied with the performance of private equity funds: a significant 93% of respondents to Preqin's latest survey feel that the performance of the asset class has met or exceeded their expectations over the past 12 mon
28 Aug. 2019 CTAs outperformed Global Macro in August [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: CTAs performed well in August as the drop in sovereign yields continued to boost the heavily long bond exposure, Lyxor said in its weekly brief. Conversely, Macro funds underperformed due to their short bond and long equity exposure. Long biased strategies on equit
27 Aug. 2019 Picton Mahoney Asset Management acquires two hedge funds from Vertex One [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Canadian financial institution Picton Mahoney Asset Management is all set to acquire the Vertex One Asset Management's investment fund management contracts for the five hedge funds and alternative mutual funds listed below, with approximately $380m in assets.
26 Aug. 2019 Mexico boasts a fast-growing private capital sector [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Mexico boasts a fast-growing private capital sector, strong economic fundamentals, and supportive political institutions, not to mention a burgeoning middle class and a young demographic bulge. Investors and fund managers are increasingly putting this promising e
26 Aug. 2019 Pemberton Capital Advisers raises $4.7bn on 2 fund closes [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The asset management group in London, Pemberton Capital Advisers closed its European midmarket strategy at €3.2bn ($3.5bn), which includes European Mid-Market Debt Fund II and U.K. Mid-Market Debt Fund, and also closed its Strategic Credit Opportunities Fund at €1bn.
23 Aug. 2019 Hedge fund industry sees $12.2 billion in outflows for June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were unable to build on the previous month's inflows in June with the industry moving back into net redemption territory with $12.2 billion in outflows for the month. June redemptions, which represented 0.4% of industry assets, were a reversal from May's
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