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31 Oct. 2022 Cerulli:Liquid alternatives achieve net flows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mutual fund assets plummeted 8.1% during September, falling to $15.6 trillion. Since year-end 2021, the vehicle has witnessed a nearly 25% drop in assets. Total mutual fund outflows summed to $102.8 billion in September, bringing the YTD total to more than -$600 billion.
31 Oct. 2022 Volatile environment forcing asset managers to re-evaluate outlook [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global market volatility fundamentally impacted asset managers by shaking up core assumptions that have driven the industry's record growth said a study. According to the new report by McKinsey & Co, after two years of record profitability, North American asset
31 Oct. 2022 Lendary Capital rolls out crypto alternative debt fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong and Germany-based investment management group Lendary Asia Capital expanded its alternative investment strategies with the launch of its crypto alternative debt fund. According to a press note from the asset management and software development firm, buil
28 Oct. 2022 Baltic Horizon the first AIF on Nasdaq Stockholm [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nasdaq has launched a new market for Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) at Nasdaq Stockholm. The first fund listed on the Swedish AIF market is Baltic Horizon, a fund investing in commercial real estate in the Baltic capital regions. Baltic Horizon is also listed on Na
28 Oct. 2022 Hamilton Lane and Figure launch blockchain fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Figure Technologies, Inc. and Hamilton Lane are preparing to launch three new share classes of Hamilton Lane's private markets-focused fund registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 that digitize the fund share ownership record on the Provenance Blockchain u
28 Oct. 2022 Study reveals US institutional investors are pessimistic about the fixed income market [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Further rises in interest rates and inflation are the biggest concerns US pension funds and other US institutional investors have about the fixed income market. This is according to new research from Aeon Investments, the London based credit- focused investment company, w
28 Oct. 2022 Cerulli: Asset managers embrace a technology arms race [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advisors have become fully immersed in digital interactions throughout the pandemic and expect asset managers to be armed with the more relevant data, in real time. In response, asset managers are ramping up distribution technology efforts to strengthen advisor interactio
28 Oct. 2022 Institutional interest surges in crypto, 74% plan to buy [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Nearly six-in-10 (58%) of institutional investors were invested in digital assets in the first half of 2022-a 6% increase from the year before. And, 74% of institutions said they were planning to buy digital assets in the future, said a study. According to the fourt
28 Oct. 2022 Nuveen to buy European private debt specialist Arcmont [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: US-based investment manager Nuveen is buying Arcmont Asset Management, one of the largest private lenders in Europe to grow its presence in unlisted markets. Nuveen, which is the investment manager for US teachers pension fund TIAA, said in a press release that the
27 Oct. 2022 Hedge funds declined for sixth consecutive month in September, losing $36.8bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds helped protect investors from the equity market turmoil in September, declining 2.2% during a volatile month that saw the S&P 500 decline 9.3%. Despite the relative outperformance, hedge fund industry AUM declined for the sixth consecutive month, falling
27 Oct. 2022 Money manager Aristotle buys $21bn credit money management firm from Pacific Life [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Money manager Aristotle Capital Management is to buy Pacific Asset Management (PAM), the specialist credit money management firm with about $20.7bn of assets under management owned by insurer Pacific Life. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the first
27 Oct. 2022 General Atlantic buys Iron Park Capital Partners to form a credit business [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global growth equity firm General Atlantic has agreed to acquire global investment manager Iron Park Capital Partners, as it seeks to build out a credit arm amid an uncertain economy that has pressured fund-raising by private equity firms. After the transaction clos
27 Oct. 2022 Saudi oil giant Aramco unveils $1.5bn sustainability fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Top crude exporter and oil giant Saudi Aramco has established a $1.5 billion sustainability fund to invest in technology that can support a stable and inclusive energy transition. Managed by Aramco Ventures, the venture capital arm of Aramco, the fund is an extensio
26 Oct. 2022 Quilter Investors adds new head of responsible investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Quilter Investors has today announced it has hired Marisol Hernandez as its head of responsible investment. Hernandez is a responsible investment and a quant specialist with over 15 years of experience, working for institutional investors, consultancy firms and the Un
26 Oct. 2022 TS Imagine bolsters APAC team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TS Imagine, a global leader in trading, portfolio and risk management solutions for capital markets, today announced the appointment of Frederic Villain as Head of Sales for Asia Pacific. In his new role, Frederic will lead TS Imagine's APAC sales team across its o
26 Oct. 2022 BIS and four central banks complete successful pilot of real-value transactions on cross-border CBDC platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and four central banks have completed a successful pilot of the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) by commercial banks for real-value transactions across borders, as part of Project mBridge. The BIS Innovation H
26 Oct. 2022 'Most favored nations' terms reclaim top spot in hedge fund side letters [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: U.S. law firm Seward & Kissel has, for the seventh year in a row, conducted a Study examining side letters negotiated by their hedge fund manager clients. The Study covers t
26 Oct. 2022 Nordic Capital closes Europe's largest PE fund this year at $8.8bn hard cap [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Nordic Capital has closed Europe's largest PE fund of the year on €9 billion ($8.8bn), beating its initial €8 billion target after just nine months on the road. With a 100% re-up rate, Nordic Capital Fund XI is over 45% bigger than its predecessor large-cap
26 Oct. 2022 Carrara Capital chooses SS&C for inaugural hedge fund launch [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: David Sokulsky, managing director and CIO of Australia's specialist alternatives manager Carrara Capital, has recently won seed capital from several family offices and individuals for a new global multi-strategy hedge fund. The former CIO of Crestone Wealth Mana
26 Oct. 2022 BlackRock Alternatives collects $4.5bn for the fourth global infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock Alternatives, through its Infrastructure business, has raised $4.5bn in the first close of its fourth Global Infrastructure Fund, which is more than half its targeted size. BlackRock Global Infrastructure Fund IV (Infra IV) is targeting $7.5bn and follows
26 Oct. 2022 Abu Dhabi SWF Mubadala, KKR to co-invest $1bn in private credit in Asia [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global alternative money manager KKR and Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund Mubadala Investment Company said they have agreed to co-invest $1 billion in private credit opportunities in the Asia Pacific region (APAC). In line with the partnership, the Abu Dhabi state fund
26 Oct. 2022 SS&C survey finds LPs plan to increase allocations to alternatives [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: A recent survey that highlights views on alternative investment performance and investment plans for 2023 found a majority of LPs plan to increase their allocations to alternatives over the next 12 months. According to the SS&C Intralinks 2023 LP Survey, the s
25 Oct. 2022 Strix Leviathan names industry veteran Matthew McBrady as Head of Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Matthew McBrady, PhD, has joined Strix Leviathan, a quantitative investment firm, as Head of Strategy. In this role, he will advise on the firm's trading and investment strategies and oversee future growth plans. Dr. McBrady brings nearly 25 years of experience as a
25 Oct. 2022 Morningstar finds wide divergence in investor behavior and portfolio construction across 14 markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc. has published its inaugural Global Investor Portfolio Study, which examines how individual investors in 14 markets construct portfolios. The study finds there is a wide divergence in portfolio preferences based on where an investor is located. The stu
25 Oct. 2022 Alpha Centauri launches Climate Smart Europe Long/Short Fund on the Warburg Invest AG platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Warburg Invest AG and Alpha Centauri recently launched Climate Smart Europe Long/Short equity fund. The fund relies on an equity strategy on European companies with approximately 60 stocks long and short. Fund is classified as an "Article 9" fund under the EU di
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