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28 Feb. 2019 Global institutional investor confidence has exhibited little signs of recovery: State Street [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global institutional investor confidence has exhibited little signs of recovery following last month's sharp decline in the State Street's global investor confidence index (ICI). It appears that investor confidence was slightly less cautious in February from the pr
28 Feb. 2019 Mackenzie Investments launches three new alternative funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Mackenzie Investments has launched three new liquid alternative funds designed to manage the negative impact of market volatility and improve portfolio stability. The investment firm with $134.6bn in assets under management as of January 31, 2019 said in a press
28 Feb. 2019 Private equity buyouts jump 10% to $582bn globally: Bain [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global private equity (PE) funds produced another impressive surge in investment value in 2018, capping the strongest five-year stretch in the industry's history with $2.5tn in disclosed buyout deal value. The total buyout value jumped 10% in 2018 to $582bn, ca
28 Feb. 2019 Hedge fund liquidations outpace launches for the third year in a row [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A total of 601 hedge fund launches and 730 liquidations were recorded in 2018, marking a third consecutive year in which hedge fund closure activities outpace launches. Among these funds launched last year, 22.2% charged no less than 2% management fees, and 55.5% of
28 Feb. 2019 Lincoln International: Middle market companies outpace S&P 500 in 2018 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Middle market private equity investment returns are outpacing the S&P 500, according to a new index report from Lincoln International. In 2018, equity values of the Lincoln Middle Market Index grew by 13.8%, while the S&P 500 declined by 6.2%. Enterprise va
27 Feb. 2019 Axioma appoints Amaury Dauge President [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Axioma announced today the appointment of Amaury Dauge as President. Dauge will also continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since joining Axioma in June 2016. As President, a newly created position, Dauge will focus on enhancing execution and
27 Feb. 2019 Apex acquires Beacon Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Group Ltd., the world's fifth largest fund administrator, announced the acquisition of Beacon Fund Services (Bermuda) Ltd, Beacon Corporate Services Ltd and Beacon Management Ltd. Apex is a portfolio company of Genstar Capital. The acquisition of Beacon, a w
27 Feb. 2019 Carillon Tower Advisers acquires ClariVest Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Carillon Tower Advisers, a global multi-boutique asset-management firm with $64.6 billion in assets under management and advisement, is pleased to announce its plan to increase its ownership stake in ClariVest Asset Management LLC. Effective in April, ClariVest will beco
27 Feb. 2019 eVestment Private Markets Group partners with Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - eVestment, a global leader in institutional investment data and analytics, today announced a data partnership with Preqin, the foremost provider of alternative assets insight and intelligence. The partnership will give eVestment clients access to Preqin's industry-leading
27 Feb. 2019 The $4bn fintech SoFi plans to offer cryptocurrency trading [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The San Francisco-based online finance start-up SoFi plans to offer cryptocurrency trading to its customers in the second quarter of this year. The $4bn fintech also announced the launch of its savings and investing platforms, SoFi Money and SoFi Invest. Short fo
27 Feb. 2019 CIFC Asset Management launches Global Floating Rate Credit Fund on the DMS UCITS Platform [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: U.S. credit manager CIFC Asset Management has announced the launch of the CIFC Global Floating Rate Credit, an open-ended, Irish collective portfolio management vehicle authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a UCITS, on the DMS UCITS Platform. The Fund's
27 Feb. 2019 Edison Invests $62M into YieldStreet [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Edison Partners has led a $62 million round into New York-based YieldStreet. YieldStreet gives accredited and mass affluent investors access to alternative investments including real estate, marine, legal finance & commercial loans. YieldStreet will use the
26 Feb. 2019 Willis Towers Watson launches Euro secure income fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Willis Towers Watson announced that the Towers Watson Secure Income Fund (SIF) has reached GBP1 billion of commitments. The fund, available to Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK, was launched in March 2017 to meet institutional demand for a product offering
26 Feb. 2019 EFAMA reports on ownership of investment funds in Europe [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its first report entitled "Ownership of Investment Funds in Europe". The research found that investment fund ownership grew by 150% during the 2008-2017 period to €11.7tn, mostly held by insurance co
26 Feb. 2019 US Immigration and Customs Enforcement ships back a British national for first-ever FATCA conviction [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A British national, the first to be convicted of violating the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the U.S., been shipped back to England by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers. Ad
26 Feb. 2019 Unlisted natural resources assets under management have grown fourfold to reach $668bn in 2018 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: As natural resources market grows in leaps and bounds, unlisted natural resources assets under management have grown fourfold since 2009. According to 2019 Preqin Global Natural Resources Report, the unlisted natural resources market has grown tremendously over the
26 Feb. 2019 2018: Stellar year for private real estate funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Driven by strong fundraising and deal activity, 2018 has proven to be a stellar year for private real estate. The fund managers and investors alike are positive about the asset class in 2018, said a study. The 2019 Preqin Global Real Estate Report found that fund m
26 Feb. 2019 Most UCITS strategies are in positive territory so far in February: Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Most (80%) among 31 UCITS strategies composed by Lyxor Cross Asset Research are in positive territory so far in February. Trend followers are on track to deliver their best monthly performance since August 2018 according one benchmark (the SG trend index), said Lyxo
26 Feb. 2019 eVestment: hedge fund assets rise in January [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors pulled a modest $1.66 billion from the global hedge fund industry in January. However, strong hedge fund performance almost across the board in January offset those redemptions, lifting total industry assets to $3.214 trillion, according to the just-re
25 Feb. 2019 RAM Active Investments expands in Italy: A new office in Milan and a new head of sales retail [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), systematic asset manager based in Geneva, with 4 billion euros of assets under management, strengthens its presence in Italy with the opening of its office in Milan and announces the appointment of Gianluca Carnevale Garè as Head of Sal
25 Feb. 2019 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up 3.42% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for February 2019 measured 3.42%, up from 2.70% in January. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for February 2019 was 3.42%, an increase compared to 2.71% reported for the same period ago for February 20
25 Feb. 2019 2018 saw record fundraising in unlisted infrastructure industry [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The unlisted infrastructure had a strong 2018, as funds secured a record amount of capital and assets under management (AuM) hit an all-time high of $491bn. According to 2019 Preqin Global Infrastructure Report, this growth does not look set to slow in 2019: a lar
25 Feb. 2019 Private debt industry shows significant growth potential [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private debt industry as an asset class has matured considerably in recent years, reaching $769bn in assets under management as of the end of June 2018, a report said. Furthermore, there is still considerable room for growth in the industry: just 25% of institutions
25 Feb. 2019 80% of institutional investors plan to maintain or increase allocation to hedge funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite the majority (55%) of surveyed institutional investors reporting disappointment with the 2018 return of hedge funds, the defensive properties a hedged portfolio can offer in 2019 are leading to signs that investors are weighting back into hedge funds, said Preq
25 Feb. 2019 Private equity fundraising to see slower growth this year [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The unprecedented activity which has characterized the private equity industry in recent years is likely to slow in the months ahead, said a report. According to 2019 Preqin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report, although fundraising has exceeded $400bn ann
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