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06 Jun. 2022 Eaton Partners launches online community showcasing alternative investment opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eaton Partners has launched Eaton MarketPlace, an online community showcasing a variety of alternative investment opportunities currently being marketed by Eaton Partners. Eaton MarketPlace modernizes the fund placement process and empowers institutional investors to stre
06 Jun. 2022 Familiar flow trends continued for hedge funds in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors removed an estimated net $5.20 billion from hedge funds in April. Performance accounted for an increase in assets. The result of both factors was a slight increase in estimated industry AUM to $3.624 trillion, according to eVestment. From a strategy perspect
06 Jun. 2022 Cybersecurity VC firm Ten Eleven Ventures raises a new $600m fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venture capital firm Ten Eleven Ventures has raised $600 million for its third generation fund to invest in cybersecurity startups, bringing the firm's total assets under management to more than $1 billion. Founded in 2014, Ten Eleven Ventures was one of the first
06 Jun. 2022 China to remain a hot M&A market in 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Notwithstanding the recent slowdown, China's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) potential is expected to remain high in 2022, owing to the Chinese economy's rapid transition and record amounts of dry powder (marketable, "cash-like" securities that are highly liquid) for fi
03 Jun. 2022 Deerfield raises $1.6bn for new healthcare oriented private investment fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Deerfield Management, a venture capital firm based in New York, has launched Deerfield Private Design Fund III, an investment fund designed to provide flexible private financing to healthcare companies. According to a press note from the investment firm, the fund
02 Jun. 2022 Binance Labs raises $500m investment fund to focus on crypto, web3, and blockchain adoption [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, has raised $500 million to establish a fund that will invest in crypto, Web 3, and blockchain companies. Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange by volume, said in a press release that the fund
01 Jun. 2022 Next generation of hedge fund managers are emerging more resilient and efficient [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), in partnership with
01 Jun. 2022 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends April +0.53% on asset-weighted basis, -2.28% on equal-weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended April 2022, up 0.53% MOM on an asset-weighted basis and down -2.28% MOM on an equal-weighted basis. The comparable benchmark indices were both down for the month, with the S&P TSX 60 Total Return Index and S&P 500 Total
01 Jun. 2022 Insurance companies allocate nearly $1bn to new hedge fund investments in 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Insurance companies still allocated nearly $1 billion to new hedge fund investments in 2021, despite significant challenges in the hedge fund industry in 2021, such as the GameStop short squeeze, said a study. According to the new AM Best report, insurers' holdings
01 Jun. 2022 Fund managers commit $16tn of assets to net-zero target [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asset managers have so far committed $16 trillion of assets to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 or sooner, 39% of their total assets, said a report. The latest report from the Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) Initiative, which has 273 signatorie
01 Jun. 2022 Franklin Templeton buys European alternative credit specialist Alcentra [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global investment management organization Franklin Templeton and The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has agreed to buy Alcentra, one of Europe's largest credit managers, from BNY Mellon in a European credit push. The acquisition will increase Franklin's alte
01 Jun. 2022 Continuim Equity Partners closes debut fund above target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Continuim Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm has closed its inaugural fund CEP Fund I at the hard cap of $100 million. Continuim launched in April of 2021 with a focus on manufacturing and industrial companies in the region. In a stateme
31 May. 2022 Churchill Asset Management adds head of sustainability [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Churchill Asset Management LLC, an investment-specialist of Nuveen which provides customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, announced that Mickey Weatherston has joined the Firm as Principal, Head of Sustainability and ESG Integ
31 May. 2022 Investors shift out of hedge fund allocations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund redemptions accelerated in March totaling -$35.37 billion (-0.70% of industry assets), according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. An $18.24 billion trading gain for the month combined with new e
31 May. 2022 ACA Group and Foreside complete merger [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ACA Group and Foreside Financial Group, LLC, two of the leading providers of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions to clients in the financial services industry, today announced the completion of its merger, to become one of the largest providers of tech-enable
31 May. 2022 Crypto ETFs and ETPs listed globally suffered net outflows of $556m during April 2022 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI reported that Crypto ETFs and ETPs listed globally saw net outflows of US$556 million during April, bringing year to date net inflows to US$303 million, which is much lower than the US$2.69 billion gathered at this point last year. Total assets invested in Crypt
31 May. 2022 India's alternative investment fund industry surges 100% to $72bn in 5 years [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: India's alternative investment fund (AIF) industry has doubled from $36bn at the end of 2016 to $72bn by September 2021 - an increase of more than 100% in assets under management (AUM) for the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) registered funds alone, said a
31 May. 2022 Macquarie Asset Management raises $4.2bn for Asia-Pacific fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The world's largest infrastructure asset manager Macquarie Group Ltd.'s asset-management arm closed a US$4.2 billion Asia-Pacific regional infrastructure fund that exceeded the US$3.0 billion target. "The successful fundraise brings total capital managed und
31 May. 2022 Temasek backed Fullerton hits $100m first close for Asia fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Fullerton Fund Management has reached a $100 million first close for its first Thai Private Equity strategy via KBank Private Banking. Fullerton is an Asian investment specialist firm backed by Temasek. The strategy is now in the latter stages of its capita
30 May. 2022 Carey Olsen and Oakbridge support Phillip Street Partners on launch of new crypto macro fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Carey Olsen and Oakbridge Fund Services (Oakbridge) recently advised the regulated Singapore investment manager Phillip Street Partners on the launch of PSP Digital Macro Fund Limited (the Fund). The Fund's aim is to deliver uncorrelated absolute returns across
30 May. 2022 Investors pull $5.2bn from hedge funds in April, concentration in positive flows on the rise [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors pulled $5.20 billion from the global hedge fund business in April, while industry AUM continued to rise to $3.624 trillion based on performance gains, according to the just-released April 2022 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. While the small redemption e
30 May. 2022 IQ-EQ grows sustainability team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sanaa Hira, an experienced ESG investment analyst, has been named as IQ-EQ's new Sustainability Manager. This newly created role comes as the Group continues to develop its environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.?€??€??€? Prior to joining IQ-EQ, Sanaa spe
30 May. 2022 2,650 private equity funds looking to raise a total of $966bn in capital in the market now [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: With a record number of private equity funds in the market, private equity managers are responding to demand by offering close to $1tn in PE funds, said a study. "Private equity managers have been busy bringing the new fund to market as the demand for private equit
27 May. 2022 Versor releases new white paper on convexity in trend following strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Versor Investments, a quantitative investment management firm focused on alternative investment strategies, has released a new white paper titled "Has Trend Gone Flat? Return Convexity in Trend Following." The paper is co-authored by Versor Founding Partner
27 May. 2022 APAs and ARMs launch new trade association (APARMA) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Six of the industry's leading Approved Publication Arrangements (APAs) and Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs) have launched the APAs and ARMs Association (APARMA). Affiliates of Bloomberg, Cboe Europe, Euronext, London Stock Exchange, MarketAxess and Tradeweb Marke
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    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the current rising interest rate environment, investment activity in the private markets has continued to grow, revealed a study. "With alts managers sitting on over $2.5T+ of dry powder and continuing to enjoy premium valuations and interest rates on a prec

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    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The Asia equity markets have not been at their best so far this year, with the MSCI Asia index down almost 13% YTD, but many managers remain buoyant about the region, as in

  3. The Big Picture: With the war, E, S, and G have collectively moved back to the fore[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: In this interview, Dr. Patrick Welton, founder and CIO of Welton Investment Partners, offers his observations on the major macro themes expected to affect the comm

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