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02 Nov. 2020 Study: Funds of hedge funds continue to be the most common category of side letter investor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Seward & Kissel has released its 2019/2020 Hedge Fund Side Letter Study. The key takeaways of the Study are as follows: - Excluding certain outliers, the average regulatory assets under management ("RAUM") of the Mature Managers in the Study was approximately $5.1
02 Nov. 2020 Senior industry figures join forces with DLT & cryptoasset experts Aaro Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aaro Capital announced three Senior additions to their expert team. This team, which combines the strengths of younger investment practitioners with highly experienced industry professionals, is focused on the Aaro DLT Multifund, which launched on May 1. An industry first
02 Nov. 2020 Assets invested in global ETFs extend lead over the global hedge fund industry to $3.58tn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry extended its lead over the global hedge fund industry to US$3.58 trillion at the end of Q3 2020, an increase of 18.15% since 2019, said a study. Assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industry-first surpassed those
02 Nov. 2020 European VC deal value totaled $12.3bn in Q3 2020 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: European venture capital deal value totaled 10.6 billion ($12.3bn) in Q3 2020, marking one of the strongest quarterly showings on record, and the third time quarterly deal value has exceeded 10 billion, said a study. The European Venture Report by Pitchbook said
30 Oct. 2020 Study: Funds of hedge funds continue to be the most common category of side letter investor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Seward & Kissel has released its 2019/2020 Hedge Fund Side Letter Study. The key takeaways of the Study are as follows: - Excluding certain outliers, the average regulatory assets under management ("RAUM") of the Mature Managers in the Study was approximately $5.1
30 Oct. 2020 Investor confidence down in October by 3.8 points to 80.1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Global Markets today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) for October 2020. The Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 80.1, down 3.8 points from September's revised reading of 83.9. The drop in Investor Confiden
30 Oct. 2020 Q3 performance roundup: Active strategies continue rebound, equity growth outperforms value [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Active investment managers across a variety of asset classes and regional exposures followed their historic Q2 returns with continued gains in Q3 2020. Returns were not consistently positive throughout the quarter as losses were the norm in September. The road ahead is fi
30 Oct. 2020 eVestment: Hedge funds see outflows in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The global hedge fund industry saw outflows of -$9.66 billion in September, bringing industry assets under management to $3.161 trillion, according to the latest fund flows data from eVestment. In spite of the September outflows, the industry had a positive flows quarter,
30 Oct. 2020 RidgeLake Partners acquires minority stake in Newbury Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newbury Partners, a leading secondaries investment manager, today announced that RidgeLake Partners has acquired a passive, minority interest in the firm. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The minority investment from RidgeLake, a strategic part
30 Oct. 2020 Cerulli: Allocators increasingly evaluate managers through an ESG lens [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - For all asset managers, not just those offering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) products, a growing pool of allocators and investors believe that consideration of ESG factors can provide better risk-adjusted returns over the long term, according to Cerulli's l
30 Oct. 2020 INVICO promoted Bruno Schneller to managing director [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Zurich, Switzerland based INVICO Asset Management annunced that after 30 years in the lead of the firm, Rolf Schlegel hands over the management to Bruno Schneller, who becomes the delegate of the board of directors. Bruno Schneller studied business administration at
30 Oct. 2020 40% of surveyed hedge funds consider ESG factors in investment decision [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A survey by BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking of hedge funds found that 40% already implement Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, while nearly 60% say they will incorporate ESG within the next two years. The report highlighted that he
29 Oct. 2020 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends September up 1.26% (7.63% YTD) on asset-weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended September 2020 up 1.26% MOM on an asset-weighted basis and down -0.15% MOM on an equal-weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank C
29 Oct. 2020 Hedge funds outperformed the global equity market with event-driven and arbitrage funds in the lead [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers ended the month of September down 0.72% on an equal-weighted basis, and loss 1.43% on an asset-weighted basis. The weak performance of the global equity market resulted in a negative performance of most fund managers due to the renewed concern surround
29 Oct. 2020 New York Life Real Estate Investors closes debt fund on $500m [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York Life Real Estate Investors has closed its Madison Square Structured Debt fund, a commingled high yield real estate debt vehicle with $500m. The closed-end fund is expected to originate approximately $1 billion in senior bridge loans. John Lippmann h
29 Oct. 2020 Conversus StepStone Private Markets holds first close on $35 million [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Conversus StepStone Private Markets inaugural fund has announced its first close on $35 million. Conversus acts as adviser and StepStone Group LP acts as sub-adviser for the private markets platform which is designed to provide access to private equity, private
29 Oct. 2020 Apex acquires Banco Modal's Brazilian alternative fund administration business [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Apex Group, a global financial services provider, is set to acquire Banco Modal's alternative fund administration (MAF) business in Brazil. Terms of the deal, which is subject to approvals including from Brazil's central bank, were not disclosed. "This i
29 Oct. 2020 TVM Capital closes the second fund on $478m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: TVM Capital Life Science has announced the final close of TVM Life Sciences Investments II (TVM LSI II) on $478m. TVM LSI II was substantially oversubscribed, said a press release from the Munich, Germany, and Montreal, Canada-based life sciences venture capital fir
29 Oct. 2020 SEC to enhance regulatory framework for derivatives use by investment companies [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted on October 28th to enhance the regulatory framework for derivatives use by registered investment companies, including mutual funds (other than mone
28 Oct. 2020 DIF Capital Partners raises $3.6bn for sixth global infrastructure fund; 20% oversubscribed [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Dutch infrastructure investment firm DIF Capital Partners has raised more than 3bn for its latest global infrastructure fund. DIF Infrastructure VI secured 3.03bn ($3.6bn) of commitments in a final close, exceeding its 2.5bn target and the 1.9bn raised for its
28 Oct. 2020 Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Canada-based investors stick with real estate [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: As 2020 draws to a close, it is difficult to assess the longer-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Canadian private real estate market. Preqin data suggests the asset class has been hit hard this year, with only three funds closed so far, raising an aggregate
28 Oct. 2020 Veritas Capital closes debut credit fund on $400m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Private-equity firm Veritas Capital closed its maiden credit fund, collecting $400 million of aggregate committed capital to invest in companies at the intersection of technology and government. The closing of the Credit Opportunities Fund, in addition to the final
27 Oct. 2020 First comprehensive digital asset wealth management platform receives regulatory clearance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Two Ocean Trust, a Wyoming-chartered trust company that provides wealth management services for high-net worth individuals, family offices, and advisers, announced the launch of a comprehensive suite of digital asset products and services. Two Ocean's wealth mana
27 Oct. 2020 U.S. institutional investors with a combined $6.5tn in AUM ups pressure on corporates to address greenhouse gas emission [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors with a collective $6.5 trillion in assets reminded U.S. companies with the highest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to disclose their lobbying activities related to climate change - and to prepare for more shareholder pressure. Investors Group has issued &qu
27 Oct. 2020 Thoma Bravo raises $22.8bn as investors pile into PE [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Tech-focused private equity firm Thoma Bravo has raised more than $22.8 billion across several funds - a new record for the firm. New vehicles include the $17.8 billion Thoma Bravo Fund XIV; the $3.9 billion Thoma Bravo Discover Fund, and the $1.1 billion T
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