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.

 

Milken Institute conference

“A different playbook”: top-tier Milken panelists assess ‘mega-trends’ shaping asset management

“A different playbook”: top-tier Milken panelists assess ‘mega-trends’ shaping asset management

 

Nick Evans writes that rising interest rates and inflation, intense market volatility, the crypto boom, democratisation of alternative assets, talent and culture management, customisation, and the accelerating tech revolution in the investment industry were among the key themes at an all-star panel of asset managers and owners at this year’s 25th annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.

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UK’s Cambridge Innovation Capital taps USD300 million for second deep-tech/life sciences VC fund

UK’s Cambridge Innovation Capital taps USD300 million for second deep-tech/life sciences VC fund

Nick Evans writes that Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) the UK-based venture capital investor focused on building world-leading deep-tech and life sciences businesses connected with the Cambridge science and innovation ecosystem, has raised GBP225 million (USD300 million) for its oversubscribed second fund.

Cryptoassets

“We’re on the cusp of something important”: UK sets out plans to create ‘global cryptoasset hub’

“We’re on the cusp of something important”: UK sets out plans to create ‘global cryptoasset hub’

Nick Evans writes that the UK government has unveiled a series of initiatives to exploit the potential of the fast-growing cryptoasset financial services and technology industries, kickstarting a bid to establish the UK as a “global hub” for cryptocurrencies and digital assets across an array of markets and technologies.