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06 Oct. 2022 Investment Manager Hamilton Lane to tokenize three funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investment management firm Hamilton Lane (HLNE) will tokenize three of its funds in a partnership with digital-asset securities company Securitize. The global private markets investment firm, which managed or supervised $832 billion in assets as of June 30, said in
05 Oct. 2022 Hedge funds are bullish on long/short and global strategies but slow to adopt technology [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Forty-two percent of hedge fund managers expect LPs to increase investment allocation to long/short and global in the next 12 months, said a study. According to a new survey from advisory and accounting firm EisnerAmper, this is a decrease from 2021's survey whe
05 Oct. 2022 Alts manager Ardian to sign iCapital partnership to drive accessibility across private offering [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Paris-based private investment house Ardian has joined forces with global fintech platform iCapital, to drive access to its private market investment strategies. The partnership marks the latest deal the fintech platform has struck with an alternative asset manager
05 Oct. 2022 The asset management industry must bridge climate action gaps to effect real change, says study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The gap between asset manager's commitment to climate change issues and their actual follow is significant, said a study adding that there is "room for improvement". "Despite the asset management industry's clear commitment to climate-related issues, practical
04 Oct. 2022 Quant HF Teza hires former McKinsey exec to lead new London office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Teza Technologies, a global quantitative multi-strategy, multi-PM hedge fund manager with more than $500 million in assets under management, today announced the opening of its first European office. The London office, which will serve as the headquarters of the firm's exp
04 Oct. 2022 Early 2022 sees the value of large deals fall 24% from a year earlier [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global M&A market has hit the pause button in 1H 2022, after soaring to an all-time peak in 2021, said a study. Early 2022 saw the value of large deals (more than $25 million) fall 24 percent from a year earlier, on a 12 percent drop in deal volume, according t
03 Oct. 2022 Israeli-UK venture capital firm 83North raises $400m for its 11th fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Venture capital firm 83North, which invests globally with four equal partners on the team, has closed a new $400 million fund. According to a statement from the London and Tel Aviv-based venture capital firm that it now has $2.2 billion under management. 83North
02 Oct. 2022 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index up 1.17% in August on asset-weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended August 2022 up 1.17% MOM on an asset-weighted basis and up 0.22% MOM on an equal-weighted basis. The comparable benchmark indices were both down for the month, with the S&P TSX 60 Total Return Index and S&P 500 Total Ret
02 Oct. 2022 Investors redeemed almost $7bn from hedge fund industry in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The pace of hedge fund net redemptions slowed in July 2022 to -$16.88 billion (-0.35% of industry assets), according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. A $124.13 billion trading profit during the month bro
30 Sep. 2022 Former JP Morgan manager launches Brazil investment firm [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Leading manager selector Marcel Borelli has left his role as Director of Fixed Income Manager and Solutions Research for J.P. Morgan Private Bank to set up a global multi-
30 Sep. 2022 Hedge fund launches fall to the lowest since 2008 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New hedge fund launches plunged to the lowest level since 4Q 2008 as the HFRI 500 Macro Index surged through global inflation-induced financial market volatility driven by commodities and long US Dollar currency exposures, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure
30 Sep. 2022 Pritzker Private Capital adds to investment team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing, is pleased to announce that it has named Marisa Vavruska and Spenser Brown as Vice Presidents on its investment team. Ms. Vavruska and Mr. Brown will play integral roles in identifying and evaluating
30 Sep. 2022 Study reveals extent to which pension funds rely on consultants and specialists for stress tests [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pension funds are currently relying on investment consultants and specialist companies for most of their stress testing and scenario modeling. This is according to new research from Ortec Finance, the leading global provider of risk and return management solutions for pen
30 Sep. 2022 Brightwood adds Bank Leumi's O'Connor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Brightwood Capital Advisors, a leading private credit and impact firm, announced the appointment of Kristan O'Connor as Managing Director in the firm's Portfolio Management & Risk group. Ms. O'Connor brings over 30 years of experience across credit administration, por
30 Sep. 2022 Scale Venture Partners raises $900m for its biggest fund yet [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Scale Venture Partners just raised its largest fund ever. It raised $900 million for its eighth venture fund. Scale plans to use the money to back cloud and software-as-a-service startups, with an emphasis on cognitive apps.
29 Sep. 2022 SFAT affirms SFC decision to suspend hedge fund manager Christopher James Aarons [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has suspended Mr Christopher James Aarons, responsible officer (RO) and chief executive officer of Trafalgar Capital Management (HK) Ltd. (Trafalgar), for two years from 27 September 2022 to 26 September 2024 after the Securitie
29 Sep. 2022 Ethereum's dominance in the NFT sector stands at 90% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to data presented by, Ethereum accounts for 90% ($645 million) of all Q3 2022 NFT trading volumes. This dominance is likely due to Ethereum's well-developed infrastructure and its wide array of dApps (decentralized applications) that sup
29 Sep. 2022 Crypto ETPs listed globally suffered net outflows of $83m during August 2022 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI reported that Crypto ETFs and ETPs listed globally saw net outflows of US$83 million during August, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$712 million, which is much lower than the US$4.17 billion gathered at this point last year. Total assets invested in Cryp
29 Sep. 2022 1GCX - T3 crypto carbon credits platform raises $2bn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Digital asset and tokenized carbon credit exchange 1GCX and T3 Research, a principal trading firm specializing in cryptocurrency, commodities, and carbon offsets, raising a whopping $2 billion and setting up a $100 million liquidity pool to ease carbon credit transacti
29 Sep. 2022 Deutsche Private Equity raises $686m for continuation fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: DPE Deutsche Private Equity (DPE), a growth investor in the DACH region, has closed its DPE Continuation Fund I (DPE CF I) on around EUR 708m ($686m) to remain invested in the two assets. According to a media note from the German private equity firm, DPE CF I was f
29 Sep. 2022 GoldenTree brings in $3bn for the latest distressed debt vehicle [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: American investment management firm GoldenTree Asset Management has closed its Distressed Fund IV on a hard cap of $3 billion. The oversubscribed fund's global investor base is complemented by GoldenTree partners, employee, and firm commitments of over $100 mil
29 Sep. 2022 Hedge funds provide the best investor protection since the dotcom crash [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have provided their best downside protection in the ongoing bear market, as a proportion of broader market falls, since the dotcom crash at the turn of the 21st century, said a study. According to new research from WTW (formerly Willis Towers Watson), he
28 Sep. 2022 Pension funds/wealth managers/professional investors see the end of the Crypto winter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to new research from London-based Nickel Digital Asset Management (Nickel Digital), Europe's leading regulated and award-winning digital assets hedge fund manager founded by senior traders and investment professionals formerly from major financial institutions
28 Sep. 2022 EdenTree launches green infrastructure fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EdenTree Investment Management, the specialist responsible and sustainable asset manager, has launched the EdenTree Green Infrastructure Fund (GIF) which aims to provide investors with an attractive yield and capitalise on the increasing financial commitment to a low-car
28 Sep. 2022 Bregal Partners adds to team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bregal Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investments in consumer and multi-unit, food and beverage, and business services, today announced the hiring of three new team members. The Bregal team now includes over 20 employees dedicated to helping build world-c
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