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30 Sep. 2019 IFC adds signatories to its principles for impact investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Secretariat for the Operating Principles for Impact Management today announced that 18 more organizations have adopted the Operating Principles for Impact Management-a new set of standards for impact investing. With these new Signatories, the total number is 76. T
30 Sep. 2019 Hamilton Lane closes latest multi-strategy fund on $270M [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hamilton Lane has closed Hamilton Lane Private Equity Fund X L.P., a global and diversified private equity multi-strategy fund, on approximately $278 million. "We are glad to announce this close with the support of a diverse group of both new and existing LPs from aro
30 Sep. 2019 Dentons adds M&A partner in London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dentons has continued to strengthen its Corporate team in London with the hire of M&A and private equity specialist Paul Doris. Paul was most recently a partner in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's London office. Having previously worked in Madrid, Frankfurt and Pa
27 Sep. 2019 New hedge fund launches on the rise for second consecutive quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New hedge fund launches increased for the second consecutive quarter, with launches through mid-year 2019 on a pace that could see the industry top launches from calendar year 2018. Launches totaled an estimated 153 in 2Q19, bringing the 1H total to 289 new funds, a
27 Sep. 2019 Canada's Northleaf Capital raises $1bn from institutional investors [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Canadian private markets investor Northleaf Capital Partners has raised an additional US$1 billion in capital from Canadian, U.S., European and Asian investors across its global private markets program. It plans to use the capital infusion for investments across th
27 Sep. 2019 Venture capital AUM in South Asia steadily grown to $15bn over the past 10 years [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venture capital AUM in South Asia has steadily grown over the past 10 years, reaching $15bn as of December 2018. Fundraising in the region peaked in 2015 when 23 funds secured a combined $3.5bn. Aggregate capital raised declined sharply the following year bu
26 Sep. 2019 Hedge Fund Association submits comment letter to SEC, advocating expanded accredited investor qualifications and broader advertising [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), an international nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, is proud to advocate for expanded accredited investor qualifications and broader advertising, via submission of Comment Letter to SEC regarding harmonization of secur
26 Sep. 2019 MFA announces 2019-2020 board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA), the leading trade association for the global alternative investment industry, today announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. The new Board represents a diversity of hedge fund firms, strategies, and locations, as well as institutional i
26 Sep. 2019 StepStone launches private wealth solutions group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - StepStone Group, a global private markets specialist, has launched Conversus, a new platform focused on delivering StepStone's institutional capabilities to high net worth and mass affluent investors. Conversus will leverage StepStone's deep expertise across priv
26 Sep. 2019 With 5% average growth, Australian ICT attracts private equity and venture capital investments [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Information and communications technology (ICT) is an increasingly vital engine of the Australian private equity & venture capital industry. To compete more effectively on the global stage, Australian businesses are looking to spend more than AUD 65bn on technology
26 Sep. 2019 Majority of American consumers are ready to use blockchain tokens, says KPMG [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Big four accounting firm KPMG has released a report revealing that the majority of Americans it surveyed were interested in the future of blockchain tokens - despite sickeningly poor market performance over the past two years. According to a blockchain survey by K
26 Sep. 2019 Hedge fund redemptions continue in August - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors redeemed an estimated $6.51 billion from the global hedge funds business in August 2019, according to the latest eVestment asset flows report. Overall year to date flows are negative at ($63.61) billion. Performance also reduced assets as total industr
25 Sep. 2019 Redemptions from hedge funds continue in August, but less widespread [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors redeemed an estimated $6.51 billion from the global hedge funds business in August 2019, bringing year-to-date (YTD) flows to a negative $63.61 billion, according to the August 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Performance also reduced assets as tota
25 Sep. 2019 Strong performance and technological insight attract venture capital investors [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Many venture capital investors seek access to the frontline of technological innovation, which allows for a deeper understanding of the future implications for relevant industries - fintech, for example. Following years of strong returns and high-profile success s
25 Sep. 2019 PJT Partners, Nasdaq join forces to strengthen secondary investment advisory services for alternative asset managers [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global advisory-focused investment bank PJT Partners and stock exchange operator Nasdaq Inc said they had agreed on a partnership to provide data and technology to strengthen its secondary investment advisory services for alternative asset managers. Their agre
24 Sep. 2019 Metori's Epsilon trend program launches on Kettera's Hydra marketplace [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kettera Strategies LLC, which operates the Hydra Marketplace, the leading managed account marketplace for macro, commodities and liquid equity hedge fund strategies, announced that Metori Capital Management has launched its Epsilon Global Trend Program, on the Hydra marke
24 Sep. 2019 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2019 up 3.67% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2019 measured 3.67%, up from 3.41% in August. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2019 was 3.67%, in line with historical averages. Though up slightly from the 3.35% reported a
24 Sep. 2019 China approves Two Sigma as a private fund manager [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Two Sigma China, the wholly-foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) of Two Sigma, recently received private fund management (PFM) license, said the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC). The New York-based hedge fund now has six months to launch an onshore product i
24 Sep. 2019 Large and broad reversals are the main CTAs' enemies, says Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Timing CTAs is notoriously challenging. Monitoring their exposures provides a useful picture but has rarely been a reliable allocation method. According to Lyxor, they enjoyed an impressive rally this year, mainly supported by their long bond positions, which fuel
24 Sep. 2019 BNP Paribas launches effort to help restore oceans [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: BNP Paribas has announced a new initiative to help preserve the ocean. The bank launched the effort as part of UN Climate Week - it came alongside its decision to sign on to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. BNP Paribas will be working with clients
23 Sep. 2019 Private equity market growth set to continue as companies stay private for longer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI) today released research that highlights the growing importance of the private equity market to both companies and investors. Increasing demand from investors for private equity has been significant, with the industry growing more tha
23 Sep. 2019 Hedge funds ready to negotiate management fees rather than performance fees [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Research into the attitude of hedge fund managers towards negotiating lower fees has found that they are more likely to negotiate management fees rather than performance fees. About 38.8% of the hedge funds covered by the research were willing to negotiate their ma
23 Sep. 2019 Global venture capital industry AUM hits record levels at $856bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global venture capital is expanding fast, and over the past five years, the industry posted a compound annual growth rate of 17%, said a study. Assets under management (AUM) soared to $856bn as of December 2018, a new record, according to a Preqin and Vertex Vent
20 Sep. 2019 Investors bullish on private equity, despite growing concern over valuations [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite growing concern overvaluations, investors remain confident in the private equity and they plan to increase their commitments asset class in the year ahead. The outlook for private equity for the coming year remains positive, making it one of the strongest
20 Sep. 2019 CTAs gain 2.94% in August to YTD return of +8.84% [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Amid growing fears of a worldwide market decline, the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark lost 0.61% in August, pushing the 2019 YTD return down to +7.67%. CTAs gained 2.94% for the month to become the best performing fund type for the year so far. Among to
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