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07 Nov. 2022 Global hedge funds advance in October amid stocks rally [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds advanced in October, as equity markets posted a strong recovery, with the DJIA surging to the largest monthly gain in over 40 years, while generational inflation continued, and the US Federal Reserve prepared to raise interest rates. The investable HFRI 500 Fu
07 Nov. 2022 Catalio raises inaugural special situations fund to provide creative financing to healthcare companies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Catalio Capital Management, LP, a multi-strategy life sciences investment firm, has closed its inaugural special situations fund, Catalio Credit Opportunities Fund I with over $85 million in commitments from new and existing institutional investors globally, including lea
07 Nov. 2022 Sumeru raises $1.3bn for an oversubscribed fourth fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Sumeru Equity Partners, a technology-focused growth capital firm, has closed Sumeru Equity Partners Fund IV reaching the fundraising limit of $1.3 billion. The sum exceeds the $1 billion target size and is nearly double the size of the predecessor fund, which closed
07 Nov. 2022 Holland Park Capital launches digital hedge fund, with a target size of $250m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Singapore based Investment Research company Holland Park Capital group said that its unit Holland Park Digital Assets has launched a multi-strategy digital assets hedge fund. The Fund began trading under Holland Park Digital Assets with proprietary capital and int
07 Nov. 2022 SEC charges Trade Coin Club founders for crypto Ponzi Scheme [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against four individuals for their roles in Trade Coin Club, a fraudulent crypto Ponzi scheme th
04 Nov. 2022 White Hat launches structured opportunities fund with Magnetar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Technology investor White Hat Capital Partners LP has formed the White Hat Structured Opportunities LP (WHSO), an investment partnership with Magnetar Capital, to provide flexible financing solutions to public technology companies with market values up to $5 billion. WHSO
04 Nov. 2022 Sixth Street collects $4.4bn for growth equity deals [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The US private equity giant Sixth Street said it's raised $4.4 billion in fresh capital to invest in fast-growing businesses through the investment firm's Sixth Street Growth platform. The funds closed at their hard cap. The investment major collected $3.6 bill
04 Nov. 2022 Castlelake racks up $782m for sophomore special opportunities fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global alternative investment manager Castlelake has closed its second income opportunities fund, Castlelake Income Opportunities II (CIO II), with approximately $782 million in capital commitments. CIO II, an asset-based private credit product, is the success
04 Nov. 2022 Nearly 20% of Article 9 sustainable funds non-compliant with SFDR standards [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Nearly 20% of Article 9 funds have more than 10% of their investments in companies that have violations of the UNGC principles or the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, said a study. These sustainable funds are breaching 'do no harm' standards, according
03 Nov. 2022 LightPoint intros hedge fund in a box [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LightPoint Financial Technology, a SaaS-based solutions provider, has launched LightPoint 360. The new solution enables new launch funds to focus on raising capital and running their core business securely from anywhere. With access to leading-edge business and techn
03 Nov. 2022 Partners Group launches $37bn private wealth unit [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Swiss private markets firm Partners Group Holding AG has launched a private wealth business unit, formalizing its private wealth fundraising. The private wealth business unit has $37 billion in assets under management, nearly a third of the firm's total $131 bil
03 Nov. 2022 Institutional investors see collecting and analyzing data as the biggest ESG challenge [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors see the collecting and analysis of data as the greatest challenge to incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into investment management, said a study. According to a Northern Trust-sponsored market study conducted b
03 Nov. 2022 Venture capital: India continues to charge ahead of China as Asia's top fintech hub [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Indian Venture Capital (VC) is on track to overtake China for the fourth consecutive year as fintech fortunes continue to diverge in the two emerging markets, said a study. According to the report by Preqin, India is leading the VC charge in APAC and is on track to
03 Nov. 2022 Domain Capital raises more than $700m for commingled entertainment fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private investment management firm Domain Capital, along with its Domain Capital Advisors (DCA) subsidiary, has pulled down $700 million in equity commitments for its entertainment fund and co-investment vehicle focused on film, television, and music, with an allocatio
02 Nov. 2022 BIS and central banks of France, Singapore and Switzerland to explore cross-border CBDC trading and settlement using DeFi protocols [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The BIS Innovation Hub is launching a new project around central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocols as part of its 2022 work programme. Project Mariana explores automated market makers (AMM) for the cross-border exchange of h
02 Nov. 2022 Align Capital Partners wraps up the third fund at $620m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Align Capital Partners (ACP), a growth-oriented private equity firm, has closed its third private equity investment fund, Align Capital Partners Fund III, at $620 million, 12.7% higher than its target size of $550 million. ACP raised its latest oversubscribed fund
02 Nov. 2022 Investment team hiring still 2:1 male dominated, says Redington [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Recruitment into investment teams currently sits at two men per one woman, according to Redington research, suggesting the asset management industry is still dominated by men, despite initiatives to create a better gender balance. Overall, the study found the averag
02 Nov. 2022 ADDX tokenises wine portfolio [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: ADDX, a digital exchange for private markets in Singapore, has tokenised a vintage French Burgundy wine portfolio. About half of the vintage wines carry "Grand Cru" appellations, the highest tier of wine classification in
02 Nov. 2022 Nuveen launches 'evergreen' global timberland strategy targeting natural climate solutions [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Nuveen, the $1trn (€1trn) investment manager of US financial services group TIAA, has launched a global timberland strategy targeting natural climate solutions. The US giant believes 'natural climate solutions' including better woodland management and carbon s
02 Nov. 2022 Infrastructure investment in Western US bounces back after slight decline in 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The first half of 2022 saw big capital commitments to private infrastructure funds globally, most of which targeted North America. Fundraising is on a growth trajectory and has already reached $143bn year to date, according to Preqin. According to the new territory
01 Nov. 2022 Healthcare hedge funds decline 22.1% YTD but are well-placed to capitalize on current trends and grow returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The first nine months of 2022 have been exceptionally challenging for the global financial markets, with rising geopolitical tensions, inflation, interest rates, recession concerns and the emergence of new, more transmissible variants of Covid-19 among an evergrowing list
01 Nov. 2022 Macro hedge fund LHG Capital raises $445m for newly-structured flagship fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: LHG Capital Management, a hedge fund dedicated exclusively to global macro investment strategies in the Asia-Pacific region, announced the closing of its newly-structured closed-ended flagship fund, LHG Premium Investments Fund, at €450 million (US$445 million), 5
31 Oct. 2022 Room Zero partners with GAM on AUM & flow system [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Room Zero, an exciting new provider of specialist software to the asset management industry, is supporting GAM Investments in meeting all its needs for Assets Under Management (AUM) & Flow information from across the entire firm with a single, golden source dataset.
31 Oct. 2022 MSCI launches a net-zero tracker [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As world leaders prepare for the COP27 climate conference, the latest MSCI Net-Zero Tracker reveals that listed companies continue to exceed their climate budgets, reducing the time available to avert a 1.5C temperature rise. According to the latest data, listed co
31 Oct. 2022 L Catterton launches impact fund platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm, today announced the establishment of its impact investing platform and the appointment of Tehmina Haider and Michael O'Leary as Partners to lead the strategy. The Impact Fund will partner with the n
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