Crypto winter watch

New bear-market bitcoin ETF products emerge as ‘crypto winter’ crisis deepens

New bear-market bitcoin ETF products emerge as ‘crypto winter’ crisis deepens

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.

Net zero private fund launch

Brookfield tops hard-cap target to raise USD15 billion for record net-zero fund

Brookfield tops hard-cap target to raise USD15 billion for record net-zero fund

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.

 

Retailisation

Private markets LPs see ‘retailisation’ of alternative assets as risk to returns

Private markets LPs see ‘retailisation’ of alternative assets as risk to returns

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.

UK's fund industry

IIMI think tank calls on FCA and UK government to do more to promote asset management industry

IIMI think tank calls on FCA and UK government to do more to promote asset management industry

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.