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15 Oct. 2021 Actis exceeds target to raise $6bn for energy infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Actis, a global investor in sustainable infrastructure, raised about $6 billion for a new fund to invest in power-generation projects across the world, particularly emerging markets. The London-based firm said it wrapped up Actis Energy 5 LP (AE5) with roughly $4.
15 Oct. 2021 90% of surveyed institutional investors plan to increase their allocation to private assets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The vast majority of investors plan to increase their private assets exposures over the next 12 months, amid a growing focus on the benefits of diversification, said a study. 90% of respondents confirmed allocations would rise in one or more areas of private assets
14 Oct. 2021 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 0.43% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C Technologies Holdings announced that the gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2021 measured 0.43%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.02% in October. "SS&C GlobeOp's
14 Oct. 2021 Private equity to attract most investments over next 12 months [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investors see continued opportunity within the private equity (PE) industry after a record-breaking year, as a survey revealed that half of the respondents (51%) expect PE to be the asset class LPs increase investment allocations the most over the next 12 m
14 Oct. 2021 Only half of U.S. institutional investors expect to meet target returns by 2025, says survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: U.S. institutional investors representing more than $12 trillion in AUM in a recent survey said they anticipate downward pressure on their ability to outperform against their return targets and only half of them expressed confidence that they would meet their expected
13 Oct. 2021 Apex closes ARM Swiss Representatives acquisition [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Group Ltd., a global financial services provider, announces the close of the acquisition of ARM Swiss Representatives SA (ASR), following regulatory approval from FINMA. ASR, a leading provider of Swiss Representation and Distribution services to foreign fund man
13 Oct. 2021 Capital raised for European non-listed real estate debt hits highest level since 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 2020 recorded the highest share of capital raised for European non- listed real estate debt products since 2015, a sharp increase to 19% from just 5% in 2019. Traditional equity real estate players are stepping in to fill the funding gap in the market in search of yiel
13 Oct. 2021 Hedge funds down 0.33% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.33% in September 2021, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which returned -3.55% over the same period. Concerns over rising inflation continue to weigh on markets with the Federal R
13 Oct. 2021 Environmental hedge fund hires two managers and plans new strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Ambienta SGR, one of Europe's largest asset managers entirely focused on environmental sustainability, has expanded its London-based Public Markets division, Ambienta
13 Oct. 2021 Marketing: Most alternative investment managers suffer declining brand awareness [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The top alternative investment management (Alts) firms competed with the Global 100 (the 100 largest asset managers in the world) for brand awareness, but the majority of alts managers experienced declining interest in the last 12 months, according to Peregrine Communicat
13 Oct. 2021 Volatile markets take a toll on hedge fund performance in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aggregate performance for the global hedge fund business dipped into negative territory in September, at -0.55%, according to the just-released eVestment September 2021 hedge fund performance figures. This is only the second month this year the industry posted negative ag
13 Oct. 2021 Värde Partners elevates Brad Bauer and Giuseppe Naglieri to Co-CIOs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced it has elevated Deputy Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) Brad Bauer and Giuseppe Naglieri to join Ilfryn Carstairs as Co-CIOs. Brad and Giuseppe will share oversight of Värde's global investme
13 Oct. 2021 Preqin: Private equity fundraising softens in Q3 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Private equity has been performing well since the pandemic, but some signs of market softness may be appearing in Q3, according to the Q3 2021 Private Equity Quarterly Report published by Preqin, the global leader in alternative assets data, tools, and insights. Fundr
13 Oct. 2021 Man Group: Funds under management hit record high in Q3 at $139.5bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: British hedge fund manager Man Group posted a record record-high funds under management (FUM) during the third quarter ended September 30, 2021, underpinned by 'strong' net inflows. According to a press release from the asset management company, funds under
13 Oct. 2021 A record 337 infrastructure funds targeting $235bn in capital in Q3 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: As infrastructure outperforms nearly all other alternative asset classes, the value of aggregate capital targeted by funds in the market in Q3 2021 is up 15% from the start of the year, with a record 337 funds targeting $235bn in the capital, said a study. Accordin
13 Oct. 2021 Francisco Partners closes second credit fund on $2.2bn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Tech investor Francisco Partners has closed its second credit fund on $2.2 billion. The Fund's total capital commitments reached its hard cap and exceeded its original $1.25 billion target. The fund is roughly triple the size of its debut credit fund which c
12 Oct. 2021 European private market ESG market to hit $1.4tn by 2025 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European private market ESG assets could skyrocket to EUR 1.2 trillion ($1.4 trillion) by 2025, said a study. The report by PWC predicts ESG assets will account for 27.2% to 42.4% of the likely private markets AUM in Europe, up from 14.8% of a total of €1.7 trillio
11 Oct. 2021 US-based LaSalle raises $972m for LaSalle China logistics fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global real estate investment manager LaSalle Investment Management announced the final close for LaSalle China Logistics Venture (LCLV) and its co-investment vehicle with total committed capital of US$972 million raised. The Fund and its co-investment vehicle had
11 Oct. 2021 Global financial assets cross $231tn for the first time [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global gross financial assets increased by 9.7% in 2020, reaching the magic EUR 200 trillion ($231tn) mark for the first time, Allianz unveiled the twelfth edition of its 'Global Wealth Report'. The report, which puts the asset and debt situation of households
08 Oct. 2021 Fixed income hedge fund leads gains in September as interest rates rise [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained in September, navigating a volatile month paced by sharp declines in global equities and fixed income, as inflationary pressures continued to mount. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) advanced +0.13 percent in September, topping declines in eq
08 Oct. 2021 The world's ultra-wealthy are increasingly investing in startups, says a study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global family offices segment is increasingly investing in startups, both directly from their family offices and through venture capital funds, according to research from SVB Capital and Campden Wealth. "The next generation taking charge of family wealth are sei
08 Oct. 2021 A consortium of private-equity firms, foundations rolls out new ESG platform Novata [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A consortium including the Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, S&P Global, and Hamilton Lane, are backing Novata, a new public benefit corporation aiming to streamline ESG measurement, data collection, and benchmarking for private companies and private-markets investors.
07 Oct. 2021 Harrison Street raises $2.5bn for eighth opportunistic real estate fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Alternative real asset manager Harrison Street has soared to a $2 billion hard cap close for its latest flagship real estate fund, exceeding its $1.5 billion target. The investment management firm also raised an additional $510 million in co-investment vehicles to i
07 Oct. 2021 Global asset management industry AUM reaches an all-time high at $115tn: McKinsey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Based on sheer growth in assets under management (AUM), 2020 was the second-best year since the financial crisis, and the global asset management industry reached an all-time high of $115 trillion (a 9.4% increase from $104 trillion at the end of 2019). Moreover, gr
07 Oct. 2021 Main Capital raises $1.4bn across two funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European software investor Main Capital Partners has raised EUR 1bn for Main Capital VII, as well as EUR 210m for Main Capital Foundation I, a new strategy that will focus on earlier-stage companies. Following the launch of Main Capital VII and Main Foundation I, Ma
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