Nick Evans writes that equity hedge funds started the second half of 2022 with a much-needed bounce in July, as the strong US stockmarket rally after the worst first half of a year on Wall Street in more than half a century helped long/short equity managers to claw back some of their H1 losses.
Nick Evans writes that Q2 2022 private markets analysis by alternative assets data provider Preqin reveals steep declines in private equity, sharp rises in infrastructure and natural resources, strong growth in private debt, and growing signs of slowdowns in real estate and venture capital as global investors react to the recent market sell-offs and the changed macro-economic environment.
Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE), the independent investment company created to found, fund, and build transformational businesses through its unique partnership with the University of Oxford, has raised a further GBP250 million (USD300 million) in funding. This brings the total amount raised by OSE to more than GBP850 million (USD1 billion) since inception in 2015.
Funds that contribute to a beneficial impact for people and the planet are rapidly increasing in popularity among the world’s largest investors, according to the latest release of global asset manager Schroders’ flagship Institutional Investor Study.
Barings, one of the largest global private debt investment managers, has raised EUR7 billion for the third vintage of its European Private Loan strategy in an oversubscribed fundraising that underlines the buoyant appetite for private credit among investors and issuers worldwide.
Nick Evans writes that leading cryptocurrency exchange-traded product issuers in the US and Europe have unveiled novel ETF instruments enabling investors to navigate the bear market in crypto assets, as the ‘crypto winter’ crisis continues to intensify with the collapse of a large hedge fund and escalating signs of stress within the digital assets ecosystem.
Nick Evans writes that Brookfield, the world’s second largest alternative asset management firm, has raised the largest ever private fund dedicated to accelerating the global energy transition to a net-zero carbon economy with the announcement of the final close of its inaugural Brookfield Global Transition Fund with total capital of USD15 billion.
Nick Evans writes that nearly two-thirds of existing limited partner (LP) investors in private equity funds believe that the introduction of new sources of retail and non-institutional capital into private markets will adversely impact their future returns from alternative assets, according to the latest edition of Coller Capital’s twice-yearly Global Private Equity Barometer.
Nick Evans writes that BlackRock is establishing a perpetual infrastructure investing strategy that will seek to partner with leading infrastructure businesses over the long term to help drive the global energy transition.
Nick Evans writes that a challenging month in May produced mixed results for most hedge funds as volatility intensified across global financial markets, although several strategy areas are still showing strong gains for the year and substantial outperformance against major equity market indices.
Nick Evans writes that a new paper by the Independent Investment Management Initiative (IIMI), a boutique asset management think tank comprised of over 40 leading independent firms in the UK and continental Europe, has called for regulatory action and reform in several key areas where IIMI members believe the UK authorities could do more to stimulate growth in the asset management industry.