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Bitwise launches first private cryptocurrency index fund

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 10:56

Bitwise Asset Management has launched its first cryptocurrency index fund, the Bitwise HOLD 10 Private Index Fund, following the closing of a USD4 million seed round. »

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LeapFrog launches Investments Talent Accelerator

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 09:26

LeapFrog Investments has launched the LeapFrog Investments Talent Accelerator (LITA), which it claims is the private equity industry’s first talent development programme for CEOs, C-suite executives and middle managers in emerging market growth firms. »

Jack Klinck, Elsen

Elsen raises USD2.4m in seed funding round

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 10:55

Elsen, a Platform-as-a-Service company for large financial institutions, has raised USD2.4 million in a seed extension round led by Hyperplane Venture Capital with participation from Accomplice, Launch Capital and hand-picked angel investors from the startup and financial community. »

Emil Nguy, Income Partners

Sequoia China becomes strategic investor of Income Partners Asset Management

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 18:19

Sequoia China has become a strategic investor of Income Partners, an independent Asia Fixed Income asset manager, managing primarily single issuer and sovereign bonds across both US Dollar and Asian local currencies, with a focus on offshore and onshore Renminbi. »

Robert Stein, Astor

JMP Group invests in Astor Investment Management

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 20:07

Harvest Capital Strategies, the asset management subsidiary of investment banking and alternative asset management firm JMP Group, has made a minority investment in Astor Investment Management, a Chicago-based registered investment advisor with USD1.9 billion of assets under management. »

Alvaro Guzman, azValor

azValor takes value opportunity from Catalan crisis

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 13:17

Veteran value investors Alvaro Guzman (pictured) and Fernando Bernad launched their firm azValor in November 2015, having spent the previous 13 years working together at another firm, building a value portfolio from EUR200 million to EUR10 billion. »

Kerrigan Procter, Legal and General

L&G completes first UK offshore wind investment

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 09:46

Legal & General has provided close to GBP300 million of long-term acquisition debt in support of Danish pension funds, PKA and PFA consortium’s approx GBP2 billion purchase of 50 per cent of Walney Extension from Ørsted (the former Dong Energy). »

James Grimwood, CMS

CMS global private equity head reports huge amounts of activity in the sector this year

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 08:52

In May this year, CMS underwent the biggest tripartite merger in legal history in the UK, combining with Nabarro and Olswang to create a law firm with the third biggest footprint and 4,500 lawyers working globally. »

Philip Brittan, Crux

Crux Informatics closes USD10m Series A financing round

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 09:17

Crux Informatics has closed a USD10 million Series A financing, led by Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) and other institutional investors. »

Tim Mills, Angel CoFund

The Angel CoFund invests in OTCX

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:01

OTCX, an over-the-counter derivatives platform, has secured backing from the Angel CoFund as part of its latest funding round. »

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