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13 Nov. 2020 Pershing Square Capital Management selects Northern Trust for multi-jurisdictional fund administration services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust was recently appointed to provide fund administration services for Pershing Square Capital Management. Under the mandate, Northern Trust will support Pershing Square's Guernsey, Cayman and Delaware domiciled funds. "Northern Trust has all the capabi
13 Nov. 2020 Hedge fund industry loses 0.11% in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry posted a second consecutive monthly loss in October, down 0.11% for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Once again, however, the hedge fund industry outperformed the S&P
13 Nov. 2020 Hedge fund performance declines in October for the second month in a row [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued to face a difficult market environment in October as for a second consecutive month the majority of funds saw performance declines, said a report by eVestment. According to the report, the average return in the hedge fund industry came in at -0
13 Nov. 2020 Midmarket private-equity valuations regain ground in Q3 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Valuations of privately-held midmarket companies rebounded as the global economy reopened, said a study. According to the Lincoln Middle Market Index tracks more than 2,200 private companies worldwide with a median of $30 million in earnings before interest, tax, d
12 Nov. 2020 Unlisted natural resources AUM to hit $271bn in 2025 with a CAGR of 5.1% [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Preqin predicts unlisted natural resources assets under management (AUM) will hit $271bn in 2025. The projected 5.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the period is well below our 9.8% forecast for all alternatives, but higher than growth rates for real estate, h
11 Nov. 2020 Unlisted infrastructure AUM to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from $639bn in 2020 to $795bn in 2025 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Preqin forecasts that unlisted infrastructure assets under management (AUM) will grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from $639bn in 2020 to $795bn in 2025. Among investors surveyed by Preqin, 56% expect to increase their allocations to infrastructure in the next five years, with
11 Nov. 2020 Värde raises $1.6bn for the second distressed opportunity fund of 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global alternative investment firm Värde Partners is closing its second fund targeting distressed credit opportunities with $1.6 billion in commitments, exceeding a $1 billion target, for assets potentially stressed or mispriced as a result of the economic fallout of t
10 Nov. 2020 Hedge funds continued to outperfrom the global equity market under market risk-off environment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.16% in October 2020, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local), which lost 2.29% over the same period. Global equities ended the month in negative territory due to the reimposition of nationa
10 Nov. 2020 Northern Trust hedge fund services launches new portal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust today announced the launch of its next-generation investor portal for alternative asset managers, offering an enhanced investor experience with updated data feeds, customized views and analysis. Increasingly, investors seek digitized investment data
10 Nov. 2020 U.S. professionally managed assets grew to $51.5tn as of 2019, up about 10% from a year earlier [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: U.S. professionally managed assets grew to $51.5 trillion as of 2019, up about 10% from a year earlier, according to a Cerulli Associates report. The nation's managed assets are split between institutional client channels, at 53.8%, and the retail client channel
10 Nov. 2020 Private real estate AUM to grow from $1.05tn in 2020 to $1.24tn in 2025 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Preqin forecasts that private real estate assets under management (AUM) will grow from $1.05tn in 2020 to $1.24tn in 2025. While lower than Preqin's CAGR forecast of 9.8% for all alternative AUM, the real estate AUM growth of 3.4% per year should be viewed in t
09 Nov. 2020 Hedge fund AUM to increase 19.6% from 2020 to 2025, at a CAGR of 3.6%, says Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Preqin said that it expects hedge funds to hold onto their position as the second-largest alternative asset class in 2025, despite relatively weak growth in assets under management (AUM) due to continued outflows. AUM growth will be the lowest of all asset classes a
09 Nov. 2020 Private equity's AUM poised to grow 28% to $5.8tn by 2025: Deloitte [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private equity assets under management (AUM) may be poised to grow 28% to $5.8 trillion by the end of 2025 (vs. $4.5tn at year-end 2019), according to a report by the Deloitte Center for Financial Services. "To estimate PE asset growth, we built a model that f
07 Nov. 2020 CTA performance remains resilient in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - _________________________Oct-20___ YTD SG CTA Index.......................... -0.12%___-3.47% SG Trend Index......................... 0.58%___-1.46% SG Short-Term Traders Index...-0.36%___ 1.84% CTA performance was resilient in October 2020 in a mont
07 Nov. 2020 Hedge funds gained in October as equities fall on virus lockdowns, U.S. election uncertainty [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted performance gains in October 2020, navigating a hectic month of campaigning heading into the U.S. election, which was also punctuated by a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in both U.S. and Europe, resulting in the reinstitution of quarantine lockdown
06 Nov. 2020 Spring Valley Asset Management launches commodity advantage portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Spring Valley Asset Management, the alternative investment manager, announced the launch of the Commodity Advantage Portfolio. The Commodity Advantage Portfolio pursues a multi-strategy systematic approach to investing across a diverse selection of highly liquid commo
06 Nov. 2020 Private debt to grow with a 73% increase in AUM to $1.46tn by 2025 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Already one of the fastest-growing alternative asset classes, with total assets under management (AUM) rising 168% from $315bn in 2010 to $845bn in 2019, the growth of private debt is expected to continue with a 73% increase in AUM to $1.46tn by 2025, said Preqin. "
06 Nov. 2020 Merger Arbitrage and L/S Credit stay afloat in October [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were down -1% last week as market conditions took a turn for the worse. This brought the monthly performance of the Global Lyxor Peer Group in October to -0.5% (vs. -3.0% for the MSCI World). Strategies with a higher market beta such as Special Situation
05 Nov. 2020 Alternative AUM by 9.8% CAGR to reach $4.97tn 2025: Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Between the end of 2020 and the end of 2025, global assets under management (AUM) in alternatives is expected to increase by 60%, equal to a CAGR of 9.8%, said Preqin. The rate of growth should far outpace global GDP and inflation, with significant real appreciation
05 Nov. 2020 Victory Capital acquires equity manager THB Asset Management [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Victory Capital, a diversified global asset management firm with $132.7 billion in AUM has agreed to acquire THB Asset Management, the Connecticut-based equity manager with $435 million in AUM. The transaction is expected to close in early 2021 and be immediately ac
04 Nov. 2020 Mega-rounds (deals worth $100m+) accounted for 60% of total fintech funding in Q3 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The largest fintech companies are benefiting from private markets flush with capital and yield-hungry investors, said a study. According to data collated by CB Insights on the fintech space in the third quarter of 2020, 60% of all capital raised by financial technol
04 Nov. 2020 VC investment in mainland China amounts to $14.9bn across 830 deals in Q3 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venture Capital (VC) investment in the Asia Pacific rebounded significantly in Q3'20 after two soft quarters of investment, reaching USD 21.1 billion, mainly driven by investment in China, said a study. VC investment in mainland China amounted to USD 14.9 billion a
03 Nov. 2020 European private equity raises $57bn in H1 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European private equity funds raised €49 billion ($57bn) in the first half of 2020, in line with last year's first-half figure, putting the industry on track to raise a full-year total on a par with the average fundraising level achieved over the last three years, said
03 Nov. 2020 VC investment in Europe reach a new record of $12.1bn across 1,024 deals in Q3 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venture Capital (VC) investment in Europe reached a new record of $12.1bn across 1,024 deals in Q3 2020 - up from $11.5bn across 1,513 deals in Q2 2020, said a report. The Europe record is led by a $650m raise by Klarna and a $600m raise by Northvolt in Sweden, a $6
03 Nov. 2020 Middle East private capital AUM stands at $24bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private capital AUM in the region has been stable for the past decade - as of March 2020, AUM stands at $24bn, slightly lower than the $29bn recorded as of December 2011, said a study. However, the fall is down to a decrease in the amount of dry powder from $8.3bn t
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