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New Managers November 2018

LAUNCHES: Investcorp launches Strategic Capital Partners

 

  • Qualcomm Incorporated announced the launch of the Qualcomm Ventures AI Fund to invest up to an aggregate of $100 million in startups transforming artificial intelligence. The fund will focus on startups that share the vision of on-device AI becoming more powerful and widespread, with an emphasis on those developing new technology for autonomous cars, robotics and machine learning platforms.
  • Deutsche Bank has launched a multi-asset fund in Spain that applies a scientific approach to limit risk and take better advantage of the investment opportunities of the equity market. DB PWM I-A3 Portfolio-Plus 10 is a diversified and global multiasset fund that protects the portfolio through the systematic analysis of probabilities and the implementation of permanent non-conditional coverage, which limits the potential loss to 10%.
  • Natixis Investment Managers affiliate Vega IM is set to launch a millennials fund, following on from its recent push into the thematics space. It is understood that the new fund will be managed by new recruit Basile Devedjian, who joined the group in September. The new fund is the second in Vega's new planned range of thematic funds, having launched Vega Disruption earlier this year
  • China Everbright has reportedly set about raising a RMB2bn ($288.2m) fund-of-funds in partnership with the local government of the Chinese city, Liyang. The fund is expected to receive RMB1bn from the Liyang government, while China Everbright will foot the rest of the bill, according to a report by AVCJ
  • Paris-based fund boutique AUM Invest has launched a new US equity fund, adding to its range of existing European and emerging markets funds. The AUM US Equity fund will be managed by Emmanuel Morano and Cédric de Serigny. It invests across all cap sizes in the US and is based on a proprietary quantitative model.
  • The Silicon Valley hedge fund that was thrust into scandal last year when its billionaire cofounder Shervin Pishevar was accu......................

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