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17 Oct. 2022 CapDyn raises $508m for clean energy infrastructure fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global asset manager Capital Dynamics (CapDyn) has closed its latest renewable energy fund - Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure IX (CEI IX) - with EUR 521m ($508m) in capital commitments. The private asset management firm said in a press release that C
14 Oct. 2022 Sunstone Partners raises $925m for Fund III [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Sunstone Partners, a growth equity firm based in San Mateo, California, announced the final institutional close of its oversubscribed $925m third fund, Sunstone Partners III, at its hard cap. The company specializes in growth equity investments in technology-enabled
14 Oct. 2022 Institutional investors eager to utilize the services of outsourced chief investment officers [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Though the OCIO market is not growing as quickly as anticipated, institutional investors are eager to utilize the services of outsourced chief investment officers, said a survey. NEPC 2022 Governance Survey, which examines how institutions like pensions, endowments
14 Oct. 2022 Climate commitments by Climate Action 100+ investors not backed by credible plans [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Decarbonization strategies are not keeping pace with the commitments being made by some of the world's most polluting companies, Climate Action 100+ (CA100+)'s latest Net Zero Company Benchmark update has found. Climate Action 100+, which represents 700 investors wi
14 Oct. 2022 Asset managers face 'fierce' competition as the global money management industry growth slows [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Competition among asset managers will become "fierce" in the coming decade as growth in the money management industry slows, said a study. According to a research report by Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc, as competition heats up between both challenger
13 Oct. 2022 Younger investors are turning to alternatives, sustainability and digital assets [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: US$84 trillion is expected to pass from the wealthy baby boomers to Gen X and millennials through 2045. This shift in influence and control over wealth could have significant implications for families, wealth managers, charitable organizations, and financial markets going
13 Oct. 2022 Veritas amasses $10.7 bln for the flagship fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: New York-based private-equity firm Veritas Capital closed its eighth flagship fund, Veritas Capital Fund VIII, at $10.7 billion. The buyout fund was "significantly oversubscribed," as demand exceeded its hard cap and the initial target of $8.5 billion, said a press
13 Oct. 2022 141 private debt funds raise $174bn YTD [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The hiatus in global bond markets could accelerate the move by some investors into private debt, said a study. According to Preqin Pro, so far this year, a total of $174bn has been raised for 141 private debt funds globally. "This compares favorably with $178b
13 Oct. 2022 Hollywood mogul's firm raises $1.6bn for HCP Studio Fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Los Angeles-based Hackman Capital Partners has $1.4 billion of commitments for its HCP Studio Fund from investors including sovereign wealth funds, pensions, and family offices, exceeding its initial target of $1 billion and its initial cap of $1.25 billion Some of
13 Oct. 2022 Canada Pension Plan joins Constellation consortium [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, operating as CPP Investments, has joined Capital Constellation, the consortium of institutional asset owners in Europe, North America, and the Persian Gulf. Managed by private equity and alternative investment manager, Wafra
13 Oct. 2022 Report on SPVs highlights continued interest in private investments [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Within the alternative investments industry, the demand by investors for customized investment opportunities has continued, and is only growing, according to Kevin Neubauer, a partner in the Investment Management Group of Seward & Kissel. "We expect the formation of custo
12 Oct. 2022 BNY Mellon, the world's largest custodian bank, launches crypto services [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Bank of New York Mellon Corp (BNY Mellon), America's oldest bank, has set up a new unit dedicated to providing its clients with 'an integrated service' for digital assets, which would cover classic cryptocurrencies and could be extended to stablecoins. The world&#
12 Oct. 2022 Sustainable investing now 'truly mainstream', poll finds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Sustainable investing has gone "truly mainstream" worldwide and is now even more popular among institutional investors in the Asia Pacific compared to their global peers, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by FTSE Russell has found that 86 percent of gl
11 Oct. 2022 Andera Partners raises its largest life sciences fund at $443m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Andera Life Sciences, the business line specializing in innovative therapeutics and medical technologies Venture capitalist Andera Partners, has raised 456m ($443m) for its biggest-ever life sciences fund. According to a press release from the player in private c
11 Oct. 2022 Global ESG institutional investments to jump 84% to hit $34tn by 2026 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global value of environmental, social, and governance funds will surge to nearly $34tn by 2026 as investors look to profit from a transition to green energy, said a study. ESG-focused institutional investment is seen soaring 84% to US$33.9 trillion in 2026, maki
11 Oct. 2022 Institutional investors add private credit investments alongside their public fixed-income allocations [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Many institutional investors are adding private credit investments alongside their public fixed-income allocations, said a survey. Around one-third of investors (31%) elected to reduce their traditional fixed income allocations in favor of alternatives over the last
10 Oct. 2022 Blackstone's Carol Kim named recipient of 100 Women in Finance 2022 APAC Industry Leadership Award [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Finance (100WF), a global finance industry organization, announced that Carol Kim, Senior Managing Director and Asia Pacific Head of Institutional Client Solutions at Blackstone, will receive its 2022 APAC Industry Leadership Award. The Award is presente
10 Oct. 2022 UK buyout deals breaks records since the EU Referendum [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Buyout investment in the UK has soared since the EU Referendum in 2016, with the $125bn of private equity-backed acquisitions recorded in 2021 smashing previous records, said a study. According to the latest Preqin territory guide, 'Buyouts in the UK 2022',
10 Oct. 2022 98% of big emitters' financial reporting not acknowledging climate risks [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Out of 134 highly carbon-exposed companies that account for the bulk of pollution, 98 percent did not provide evidence that their 2021 financial statements had taken into account the effects of climate-related matters, said a study. In a report "Still Flying B
09 Oct. 2022 HFRI 500 Macro Index jumped +2.75% in September (17.5% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Macro hedge funds surged in September 2022, with strong contributions from currency and fixed income exposures as the U.S. Dollar extended record gains, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates in an effort to slow generational inflation, and U.S. equities posted stee
07 Oct. 2022 Cerulli: Investment managers address cracks in alternative product development and distribution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Both traditional managers and alternative investment managers have made significant investments to bring alternative offerings closer to wealth management clients. However, managers are experiencing internal challenges when it comes to distribution of these products, acco
07 Oct. 2022 66 private debt funds raised a total of $82bn in 1H 2022 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the first six months of 2022, 66 private debt funds raised a total of $82 billion-compared with the roughly $93 billion collected across 130 vehicles in the same period a year ago, said a study. According to PitchBook's H1 2022 Global Private Debt Report, pri
07 Oct. 2022 CRV racks up $1.5bn across two funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: CRV announced two new funds - it has raised $1 billion for its 19th flagship venture fund (CRV XIX) for investing in early-stage startups and $500 million for its sophomore 'Select' fund (Select II) one for investing in more mature companies. The 52-year-ol
06 Oct. 2022 AIMA records highest confidence levels among hedge funds since 2020 [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Based on a sample of 389 hedge funds (accounting for approx. US$3tn in assets) that participated in the AIMA's Hedge Fund Confidence Index for Q3 2022, the average measure of confidence is +25.4 - up from +17.8 in Q2 - the highest average confidence score recorded sin
06 Oct. 2022 Venture capital set to grow to over $4tn in global AUM by 2027 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venture capital (VC) is forecast to be the fastest growing private capital asset class in the next few years (+19.1% growth per year, from $1.46tn end-2021 to $4.17tn by 2027), followed by infrastructure (+13.3%), and private debt (+10.8%), said a study. According t
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    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, weighs what should and should not matter for investors in his latest memo last week. Among the things t

  2. Legal: British fund manager Jeremy Leach and his firms settle fraud litigation for $11.5m, DOL slams lawsuit seeking to overturn crypto guidance[more]

    British fund manager Jeremy Leach and his firms settle fraud litigation for $11.5m From Offshore Alert: Four days before a trial was due to start in the Cayman Islands, British fund manager Jeremy Leach and eight of his firms settled a fraud complaint by agreeing to pay $11.5 million o

  3. Family offices upbeat on private assets, reduce public assets exposure[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Family offices are investing more in private assets and cutting back on investments in public markets, with higher risk-adjusted returns cited as the main driver, said a study. According to the survey findings by German digital private equity firm Moonfare, and the

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  5. Alts manager Medalist Partners acquires a minority stake in Semper Capital to tap opportunities in structured credit[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Medalist Partners, which specializes in private credit, has acquired a minority stake in Semper Capital to extend its offerings to the mass market. Medalist currently manages approximately $2.2 billion in assets across strategies in asset-based private credit, struc