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New Managers August 2018

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  • Bessemer Venture Partners is gearing up for its next billion-dollar fund. The early-stage venture capital firm, which had filed to raise new capital in early August, has reportedly set a $1.6bn target for its tenth flagship fund, an amount that a source familiar with the fundraise tells us is "directionally correct."
  • Swiss investment group Pictet Asset Management has launched a new fund, PictetSmartCity, to invest in new technologies aimed at meeting the challenges posed by rapid global urbanisation. The new strategy added to its $42bn actively managed thematic franchise will focus on so-called 'smart cities' that harness data collected from the public to become more efficient and sustainable
  • Iconiq Funds, the asset management arm of Germany-based Iconiq Holding - the team behind the ICO and token sale accelerator program Iconiq Lab - is launching a series of digital asset index funds beginning in Q4 2018. Investment into crypto assets will become available through traditional and regulated financial vehicles, such as exchangetraded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs).
  • RobecoSAM has launched a smart mobilityfocused fund to capitalise on opportunities in the electric vehicle value chain, the firm has announced. The RobecoSAM Smart Mobility Strategy fund is managed by Citywire + rated senior portfolio managers Thiemo Lang and Pieter Busscher, who is his deputy.
  • Denver-Based JCE Capital Management has announced the launch of its crypto-focused hedge fund JCE-CM2. The crypto-asset hedge fund firm said in a press release that the fund is an actively managed portfolio of concentrated, high-conviction positions, focused on active management with medium-term time horizon. According to the release, the investment objective of the fund is to achieve capital appreciation and maximize absolute returns by offering investors exposure to a broad range of Crypto-assets, whose value is secured by cryptography and other bl......................

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