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Schroders’ impact investing arm BlueOrchard adds ‘financial inclusion’ growth markets fund

Schroders’ impact investing arm BlueOrchard adds ‘financial inclusion’ growth markets fund

BlueOrchard Finance, the global impact investment manager that is part of the Schroders Group, has launched the BlueOrchard Financial Inclusion Fund, a new private equity strategy aiming to foster financial services to low-income individuals and connect millions of entrepreneurs in growth markets with investors.

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JP Morgan taps USD2.4 billion for special sits fund as opportunity set in distressed picks up

JP Morgan taps USD2.4 billion for special sits fund as opportunity set in distressed picks up

JP Morgan Asset Management has closed its new European and North American special situations investing fund at the oversubscribed total of USD2.4 billion, underlining the growing appetite among investors for the expanding opportunity set in distressed and stressed investing in the major economies as a result of recent financial market volatility and the challenging global macro-economic and geo-political climate.

 

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Hedge funds down in April

Hedge funds down in April

 

Eurekahedge, using data from With Intelligence, reports that hedge funds were down 1.00 per cent in April against a backdrop of growing geopolitical and macroeconomic uncertainty.

 

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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.