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16 Sep. 2021 Sub-billion dollar funds beat their billion-dollar rivals in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds running less than $1bn gained almost twice as much as their Billion Dollar Club (BDC) rivals in August. In a notably strong month for the emerging funds industry, sub-BDC funds rose 0.8%, compared to 0.5% for funds with more than $1bn. The global industry
16 Sep. 2021 Drury's Flagship Trend up by 30% smashing indexes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - US-based CTA Drury Capital is recording big returns in 2021 as its flagship Trend Following Program rides the crest of the commodities bounce-back by outperforming many other strategies and sectors. Drury Capital's flagship Diversified Trend-Following Program, launche
16 Sep. 2021 Key Family Partners appoints a new Partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Geneva-based Multi-Family Office Key Family Partners has appointed Emanuele Zanon di Valgiurata as Partner and Board Member. Prior to joining Key Family Partners, he was Head of Private Banking at Banque Morval in Geneva. Additionally, Key Family Partners has nominated Si
16 Sep. 2021 JTC acquires fund services provider, Segue Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - JTC has acquired Segue Partners (Segue), an innovative fund services business head-quartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Founded in 2010, Segue provides a range of sophisticated fund solutions to meet the needs of private equity, venture capital, debt funds and famil
16 Sep. 2021 HPS raises $11.7bn for the latest direct lending fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: New York-based HPS Investment Partners has clinched its fifth specialty loan vehicle, Specialty Loan Fund V (SLF V), with about $15.4 billion in investable capital. According to a press release from the credit investment firm with approximately $75 billion in asse
16 Sep. 2021 European alternatives industry AUM crosses $2.43bn, hedge funds back in favor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Europe-based alternative asset fund managers now hold €2.06tn ($2.43bn) in assets under management (AUM) as of December 2020, up from €1.81tn a year ago-an increase of over 13%-and are on track to make 2021 a record year for fundraising. According to Preqin's 2
15 Sep. 2021 Returns soar for European non-listed real estate in Q2 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Results from the latest pan-European INREV Quarterly Asset Level Index reveal the strong performance of European non-listed real estate. Total returns hit 3.01% in Q2 2021, driven largely by capital growth of 2.10% (up from 0.42% the previous quarter) and marking the four
15 Sep. 2021 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.07% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C Technologies Holdings announced that the gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for August 2021 measured 1.07%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.40% in September. "SS&C GlobeOp's
15 Sep. 2021 97% of fund managers say they get at least one custom DDQs from investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DiligenceVault, a digital diligence platform that delivers data collection and information exchange solutions for asset owners, allocators and fund managers, released its latest whitepaper entitled "2021 Manager Survey: How RFPs and DDQs Get Done." The pape
15 Sep. 2021 Survey reveals the growing application of ESG among alternative asset classes [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Growing application of ESG among alternative asset classes, including infrastructure (41% of investors), private equity/debt (38%), and real estate (37%), said a BNP Paribas survey. The ESG Global Survey 2021 of 356 asset owners, official institutions, and asset ma
14 Sep. 2021 Hedge funds advanced in August as global equities rallied driven by the dovish stance of the Federal Reserve [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.80% in August 2021, trailing behind the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which gained 2.45% over the same period. Despite persistent concerns over the spread of the Delta variant and inflation, global e
14 Sep. 2021 Notz Stucki becomes NS Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Geneva-based asset management group Notz Stucki becomes NS Partners. This shift will be marked by a visual identity makeover, with a refashioned logo and a new slogan. The change is a response to the company's development over the past few years. Indeed, for th
14 Sep. 2021 British buyout firm CVC to acquire secondaries manager Glendower Capital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: UK private equity giant CVC Capital Partners agreed to acquire secondaries manager Glendower Capital in a deal, creating a combined company with total assets under management of about 113 billion euros ($134.2 billion). The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Glen
14 Sep. 2021 Veteran infra investor Whitehelm Capital bought by real assets specialist Patrizia [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European real assets manager Patrizia is set to acquire infrastructure manager Whitehelm Capital and the combination of the two businesses creating an asset manager with more than €50bn in assets under management. According to a press release from the global real as
13 Sep. 2021 Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 1.23% in August, +10% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry generated an average return of 1.23% in August 2021, which may have pushed its winning streak into double-digits, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. For the year to date, the Ba
13 Sep. 2021 MSCI appoints global head of ESG and climate indexes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MSCI Inc., a provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today the appointment of Melissa McDonald as Global Head of ESG and Climate Indexes, effective September 7, 2021. Based in London, Ms. McDonald wil
13 Sep. 2021 Brevan Howard hires CMT Digital CEO to lead crypto venture investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, a global alternative investment management platform, announced that Colleen Sullivan, CEO and co-founder of CMT Digital, will shortly join to lead the firm's private and venture investment activities in crypto. Additionally, Ms. S
13 Sep. 2021 Vast majority of hedge funds see positive returns in August, India-focused funds lead the business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The aggregate return for the global hedge fund business was +0.77% in August, a return to positive territory following a dip into the red in July, according to the just-released eVestment August hedge fund performance data. The vast majority of mangers reporting to e
13 Sep. 2021 All-cash transactions between U.S PE sellers and target companies soars 89.3% [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Year-to-Aug. 31, the number of all-cash transactions involving U.S.-based private equity sellers and target companies soared 89.3% to 301 compared to the same period in 2020, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. The number of stock deals over the same peri
10 Sep. 2021 Record assets and net inflows of $9.73tn and $834bn in ETFs and ETPs in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI reports that record assets and net inflows of US$9.73 trillion and US$834 billion in ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of August. ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$94.64 billion during August, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US
10 Sep. 2021 Mariner Wealth Advisors acquires The Pinnacle Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mariner Wealth Advisors, a national wealth advisory firm headquartered in Kansas City, announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Cincinnati-based RIA, The Pinnacle Group, in a deal that closes Sept. 24, 2021. This is Mariner Wealth Advisors' fifth
10 Sep. 2021 Morgan Stanley raises $3.1bn for global real estate fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI), the private real estate investment arm of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has raised $3.1 billion for a new fund dedicated to global real estate bets. The North Haven Real Estate Fund X Global (G10) exceeds its ori
10 Sep. 2021 Asset managers see record revenue, AUM growth [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Publicly-traded asset managers in North America and Europe seeing continued record growth in revenue and assets under management in the second quarter following strong market appreciation. "Recovering from the bleak early days of the COVID-19 health crisis, listed a
09 Sep. 2021 Hedge funds gain as political risks rise [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Equity Hedge tops strategy performance as HFRI posts 10th gain in 11 months following uncertainty around Afghanistan, stimulus, spending and reopening increase. Hedge funds advanced in August, despite increasing risks associated with instability in Afghanistan and exp
09 Sep. 2021 Nesvold Capital acquires substantial, minority stake in Republic Capital Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nesvold Capital Partners (NCP), a merchant bank that specializes in the financial services industry, announced that it has acquired a substantial, minority stake in Republic Capital Group, an investment bank that focuses on the investment management, securities, and finte
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