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23 Jul. 2021 Anchorvest Capital joins AI Global Investors' investment management platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asset management firm AI Global Investors (USA) LLC (AI) announced the onboarding of Anchorvest Capital to AI's New York-based asset management platform. The Anchorvest team members bring broad-ranging expertise including investment banking, fixed income, mortgage-backed
23 Jul. 2021 King Street Capital Management closes debut drawdown fund on $1.2 billion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - King Street Capital Management, L.P., a leading $20 billion global investment manager specializing in credit, announced today that it has raised $1.2 billion for its inaugural Global Drawdown Fund from existing and new investors, exceeding its $750 million target.
23 Jul. 2021 Capstar Ventures closes maiden fund on $41 million [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Capstar Ventures L.P., an early-stage venture capital firm, announced today the close of its inaugural Fund I with $41.3 million of capital commitments. Founded by Kathryn Cavanaugh in 2019, Capstar Ventures invests nationwide in innovative consumer companies. The $41.3 m
23 Jul. 2021 IQ-EQ acquires Davy Global Fund Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IQ-EQ has announced it has acquired Davy Global Fund Management, one of Ireland's largest domestic financial services businesses. This is IQ-EQ's third acquisition this year, following on its April acquisition of US-based Concord Trust Company and January acquisition
23 Jul. 2021 Mercury Capital Advisors expands distribution team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mercury Capital Advisors today announced that it has added four senior professionals to amplify distribution efforts for the firm. Matthew Haimes, based in London, Jill Cohen and Jennifer Tunney, both based in New York, have joined the firm as Partners, while Sara Mod
23 Jul. 2021 Cerulli: Demand for institutional asset management distribution set to return to pre-pandemic levels [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As institutional asset managers create their "new normal," in-person interaction and head count for specialist sales roles are expected to increase, according to Cerulli's latest report, U.S. Institutional Marketing and Sales Organizations 2021: Finding the New Normal in
23 Jul. 2021 Hedge fund assets near $4tn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Worldwide aggregate hedge fund assets reached an estimated $3.96 trillion as of June 30, an increase of $360 billion from the start of the year said a report. According to HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, the total hedge fund industry capital accelerated throu
22 Jul. 2021 Asset and wealth management business in Hong Kong recorded 21% year-on-year increase in AuM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A survey published today by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) found that the asset and wealth management business in Hong Kong recorded a 21% year-on-year increase in assets under management (AUM) to $34,931 billion (US$4,505 billion) as at the end of 2020.
22 Jul. 2021 Hedge fund managers up 0.26% in June, says Eurekahedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers were up 0.26% in June, trailing behind the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which gained 1.93% during the month. In terms of 2021 performance, global hedge funds were up 8.09%, recording the strongest June year-to-date retur
22 Jul. 2021 Level E Research announces Patrick Neville as CFO and Executive Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Level E Research, the Edinburgh based leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment solutions, has announced that Patrick Neville, previously CFO of AVIVA Investors, has joined as CFO and Executive Director as it continues to scale artificial intelligence investment s
22 Jul. 2021 Hedge fund inflows grew nearly 55% MoM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors poured another $36 billion into hedge funds in May, adding nearly a percentage point of growth to industry assets. May marked the third consecutive period of net inflows in what appears to be an accelerating trend. The Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published b
22 Jul. 2021 Heitman raises $3.2bn for three private funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global real estate investment management firm Heitman has closed three of its private funds, raising about $3.15 billion in capital commitments among them. The chicago-based firm said in a press release that it raised roughly $1.9 billion for Heitman Value Partners
22 Jul. 2021 Quant hedge fund Aspect Capital launches UCITS Core Diversified strategy [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Systematic hedge fund and CTA Aspect Capital has unveiled a new daily-liquid UCITS-compliant version of its Aspect Core Diversified Programme (ACDP), a medium-term quantitative trend-following strategy. It is designed to provide institutional investors with access
22 Jul. 2021 Year-end outlook remains positive for Natixis [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: According to the Natixis Strategist Midyear Outlook survey, the long-term consequences of the last year will be slow to unfold. However, the year-end outlook remains constructive with few risks on the horizon. Furthermore, even as the market considers the first real dose
21 Jul. 2021 Quality of custodial services is seen as the most 'significant' hurdle to institutional investors investing in cryptocurrencies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new survey of institutional investors and wealth managers from the US, UK, France, Germany, and the UAE who collectively have $275 billion in assets under management, reveals that 76% describe the concerns about security of digital assets and custodial services as a 's
21 Jul. 2021 Schroders debt fund hits $1.18bn hard cap [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Schroders Capital, the asset manager's private markets arm, has raised €1bn ($1.18bn) for its second infrastructure debt strategy. The Schroder Euro Enhanced Infrastructure Debt Fund II (Julie II), which was launched last year, raised the capital from Asian and Euro
21 Jul. 2021 Seven out of 10 institutional investors say they will buy digital assets in the not-too-distant future [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: According to a new survey of institutional investors, seven in 10 respondents expect to buy or invest in digital assets in the future. The Fidelity Digital Assets survey of 1,100 institutional investors across Asia, Europe, and the US found 90% of those institutions
20 Jul. 2021 Picton Mahoney launches event-driven credit alternative fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Picton Mahoney Asset Management has launched a new fund, the Picton Mahoney Fortified Special Situations Alternative Fund. The fund will offer four classes of units: Class A, Class F, Class I and ETF units. The ETF units started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Ju
20 Jul. 2021 Grayscale Investments and CoinDesk Indexes launch decentralized finance (DeFi) fund and index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Grayscale Investments®, the world's largest digital currency asset manager, and CoinDesk Indexes, a subsidiary of CoinDesk Inc., the most influential, trusted platform for a growing global community engaged in the transformation of the financial system and the emerging cr
20 Jul. 2021 AIMA publishes new guidance on how to be an ally in the global hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Drawing on the stories of members of the global hedge fund industry, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a guide on how to be an ally to colleagues from minority or underrepresented groups. 'How to be an Ally: Stories from the Hedge
20 Jul. 2021 H.I.G. WhiteHorse raises nearly $1.7bn for direct lending fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global alternative investment firm H.I.G. WhiteHorse, the credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, closed its latest fund, H.I.G. WhiteHorse Direct Lending Fund - 2020, with about $1.65 billion in total assets, exceeding its fundraising target. H.I.G. WhiteHorse'
20 Jul. 2021 EQT Exeter Europe value-add logistics fund closes at $2.5bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: EQT Exeter closed European logistics fund EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV at €2.1 billion ($2.5 billion). According to a press release from the global investment organization, this is the first vehicle to close after the combination of EQT's real estate bu
20 Jul. 2021 Archway Capital launches distressed lending program, adds to origination team [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Los Angeles-based Archway Capital has launched a $150 million distressed lending program and has expanded its origination team. The new funding will be deployed over the next 36 months. The distressed lending program will include first mortgage debt, mezzan
19 Jul. 2021 Progress is slow for women owning hedge funds or achieving key investment positions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Excerpt from just-released white paper, "Progress of Women Launching Hedge Funds and/or Achieving Key Investment Positions." While more people are willing to talk about the need to have more women in portfolio management positions and/or allocating to a wom
19 Jul. 2021 Morningstar: New generation of liquid alternative strategies has learned much from first wave [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar Manager Research has released the Global Liquid Alternatives Landscape report, which analyses alternatives' recent underperformance and examines how investors should set future expectations using Morningstar's 2021 redefined alternatives classif
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