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25 Oct. 2022 Sunak will encourage domestic and international investment in UK plc [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Rishi Sunak, a 42-year-old millionaire and former hedge fund manager, will be the UK's youngest leader in two centuries. When named chancellor in early 2020, Rishi Sunak was challenged by Labour, the rival political party, to provide more details about his former
24 Oct. 2022 VC investment drops below $100bn in Q3 2022 due to macroeconomic and geopolitical factors [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global VC funding fell to a nine-quarter low of $87 billion in Q3'22; levels not seen since 2020 in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, said a study. According to the Q3'22 edition of Venture Pulse by KPMG Private Enterprise, the decline in the number of deals
24 Oct. 2022 Group of investors managing over $5.7tn in assets form health alliance [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A group of 35 investors managing over $5.7 trillion in assets have come together in a new alliance committed to building healthier, fairer societies. According to a press release from ShareAction, the NGO working globally to define the highest standards for respons
24 Oct. 2022 Miami International buys FCM Dorman Trading [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Miami International Holdings (MIH), a provider of trading services, has bought Dorman Trading LLC, a futures commission merchant (FCM) registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). MIH is the owner of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (
21 Oct. 2022 Bregal Sagemount wraps up its fourth fund at $2.5bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: New York-based private capital firm Bregal Sagemount has wrapped up fundraising for its fourth growth fund at the upper limit, giving the PE firm its largest-ever pool of capital to invest in technology and healthcare businesses. The vehicle, Bregal Sagemount IV LP
21 Oct. 2022 Virtus to acquire alternatives manager AlphaSimplex from Natixis [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American multi-boutique asset manager Virtus Investment Partners will acquire AlphaSimplex Group, an alternatives manager with $10.9bn AUM, from Natixis Investment Managers. According to a joint press release, AlphaSimplex is a leading provider of systematic altern
21 Oct. 2022 APAC-focused private debt AUM hits $78bn, but, just 6% of global AUM of $1.25tn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: APAC-based private debt AUM stands at $78bn as of December 2021 and has grown at an average rate of 29% over the past five years, faster than the global average AUM growth rate for private debt of 17% over the same period, said a study. Still, APAC-based AUM constit
21 Oct. 2022 Morgan Stanley raises $1.25bn for second co-investment fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) said that its multi-manager private markets platform Morgan Stanley Private Markets Solutions has closed private equity co-investment fund II (PECO II). PECO II was oversubscribed, closing on $1.25 billion in total commitm
21 Oct. 2022 EU to make long-term investment funds more attractive and easier to invest in [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The European Union has decided to make European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs) more attractive and easier to invest in by removing obstacles in its regulatory framework. The redesign of the ELTIF framework will allow Europe to channel more financing to SMEs and long-
20 Oct. 2022 Investors withdrew an estimated $26bn from hedge funds in 3Q 2022 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As a result of the volatility and positioning for generational inflation and increased likelihood of an economic recession, institutional investors withdrew an estimated $26.0 billion from hedge funds in 3Q 2022, as reported today by HFR, the established global leader in
20 Oct. 2022 Even millionaires worry if they have enough to retire, survey finds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: When it comes to retiring comfortably, even millionaires now say a million dollars isn't enough. U.S. investors with $1 million in investable assets are preoccupied with their eventual ability to retire comfortably, said a study. High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) s
20 Oct. 2022 79% of the world's leading companies provide sustainability reports [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The world's largest companies are improving on climate reporting, but progress is lagging in key areas of sustainability and ESG, said a study. According to PMG's latest survey of sustainability reporting, over 79% of leading firms provide sustainability reports
20 Oct. 2022 Financial advisers opt for alternative investments amid volatile markets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Financial advisors are increasingly leaning on private funds and alternative investments amid volatile equity and bond markets, said a survey. Despite this surge, the surveyed advisors claim to lack sufficient options and the right resources from asset managers nee
19 Oct. 2022 Global ETFs industry gathered net inflows of $33.45bn in September 2022 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI reported that the global ETFs industry gathered net inflows of US$33.45 billion during September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$593.20 billion. During September 2022, assets invested in the global ETFs industry decreased by 8.3%, from US$9.11 trillion
19 Oct. 2022 Pension funds, other institutional investors and wealth managers are more positive towards alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The strong performance of alternatives during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to almost nine in ten (88%) professional investors saying it's improved their perception of them, according to new research from Managing Partners Group (MPG), the international asset managem
19 Oct. 2022 BNP Paribas and LFIS Capital join forces for a multi-strategy product [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNP Paribas for THEAM Quant funds strategies, in partnership with LFIS Capital, announces the start of THEAM Quant - LFIS Selection (the "Fund"). This solution, newly implemented, is designed to meet investor demand for diversifying strategies to navigate across market cy
19 Oct. 2022 Hedge-fund giant Man Group AUM shrinks again [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: British hedge fund manager Man Group said today that assets under management (AUM) at the end of the third quarter fell in what was a very difficult period for the industry. The world's largest publicly traded hedge fund said in a press release that AUM on Sept.
19 Oct. 2022 EQT Exeter raises $3bn for a new industrial fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global real estate firm EQT Exeter announced that it had closed its EQT Exeter Industrial Core-Plus Fund IV at an oversubscribed $3 billion in equity commitments, exceeding the $2.5 billion goal. EQT Exeter, the real estate division of the global investment organiz
19 Oct. 2022 More institutional investors sign biodiversity pledge [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: More asset owners and managers have signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, and now represent $15.9 trillion in assets and 111 signatories from 20 countries. abrdn plc, Ama Groupe, Pictet Group, Schroders and Velliv Pension and Livsforsikring A/S among 13 new s
19 Oct. 2022 Global deal activity down 7% with a total of 50,115 deals during Q1-Q3 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global deal activity was down 7% to a total of 50,115 deals ( during Q1-Q3 2022, compared to the announcement of 53,885 deals during Q1-Q3 2021, as volatile market conditions taking a toll on deal-making sentiments, said a study. The deals are comprising mergers & a
18 Oct. 2022 The emergence of a new class of super-rich: Henley & Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - It's an age-old question: how much money do you need to be considered super-wealthy? A new landmark report on the rise of the centi-millionaire reveals that although a handful of the world's billionaires such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Roman Abramovich, an
18 Oct. 2022 Hedge funds lose 2.1% in September, but still offer some protection against a volatile market backdrop [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index fell 2.1% in September. Despite the loss, hedge funds offered some protection against a volatile market backdrop that saw the S&P 500 decline 9.3%. CTA/managed futures was the top-performing strategy in September with gains of 1.5%, i
18 Oct. 2022 60% of asset owners in North America made ESG investing a strategic goal [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: According to the latest report from Ninety One, a global investment manager with $154 billion in assets, 60 percent of asset owners in North America has made ESG investing a strategic goal. The study surveyed 300 senior professionals at global asset-owner instituti
17 Oct. 2022 Clearview hits hard cap close by hauling in $850m for its fifth flagship buyout fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Clearview Capital, a private investment firm specializing in the acquisition and recapitalization of North American companies, has closed its Clearview Capital Fund V at its hard cap of $850 million. The Stamford, CT-headquartered private equity firm said in a media
17 Oct. 2022 Global Impact funds hit $1tn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investor allocations to impact investing, which targets specific environmental, social, or governance outcomes instead of just screening for ESG risks, now stands at $1.164 trillion, said a study. According to Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), more than 3,349
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