The 'AlphaQ August 2017' special report comprises 11 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
This month’s cover story is an interview with Northleaf Capital, a USD9 billion Canadian investment firm that focuses on private equity, infrastructure and private credit managers in the mid-market space, targeting PE funds with less than USD1 billion under management.
News came earlier in the summer that USD27 billion asset manager Los Angeles Capital had expanded its London subsidiary, LACM Global, with the hire of Edwina Acheson as a Managing Director.
Patrick Ghali (pictured), is Managing Partner and co-founder of Sussex Partners, a firm that advises institutional investors and whose clients on a combined basis manage in excess of USD3 trillion in assets.
Ed Butchart is chief investment officer at USD1.4 billion fund management firm Sloane Robinson. The firm has just hit the four and a half year anniversary of the launch of its revamped emerging market equity strategy, offered as a UCITS or a Cayman registered fund.
Shane Brett (pictured) is CEO of GECKO Governance, a new Regtech firm that offers a blockchain based solution to compliance issues for fund managers and other firms within the financial sector. Brett’s background is as a consultant to the fund’s sector. “One of the key challenges I came across as a consultant was that it was not easy to use many of the existing compliance packages,” Brett says.
Capricorn Fund Managers is an emerging markets specialist with assets of USD500 million that combines its South African heritage with global reach. Founded in 2003 by Damon Hoff, the firm initially focused on South African equities, before launching a global emerging markets strategy based in London in 2008.
Northleaf Capital is one of the world's leading independent private equity, infrastructure and private credit managers, writes James Williams.
Beverly Chandler investigates the likely impact of new steps to open up bonds and equities in China.
James Williams writes that Investcorp is rolling out a UK industrial and logistics programme to target income-generating industrial assets across the country.
James Williams investigates various approaches to impact investing.
James Williams talks to Angelo, Gordon & Co, the USD28 billion alternative investment firm focused on credit and real estate investing, which has made key hires to support its ongoing business growth efforts.