Alternative Investments

The global alternative investment space now sits at more than $9 trillion in global assets, and we’re just getting started. Roughly 40% of RIAs are using alternative investments. With the RIA space expanding and alternative investment demand rising among investors – a surge in data, news, and opinion will continue. This channel cuts through the noise to give you the most important actionable insight.

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Venture Capital: PE and VC Firms Turn to Asia for Deals

Carlyle Group (NYSE: CG) announced this week that they had raised 2.3 billion for its fourth Japanese buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners IV. The fund will invest in upper mid-market investment opportunities in Japan across Consumer, Retail, and Healthcare, General Industries and Technology, Media, and Telecom. They will also look to make equity investments in larger companies on an opportunistic basis, according to the Carlyle press release announcing the deal.

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SAP Spinoff Venture Capital Group Raises $1.4 Billion for New Opportunities
December 19, 2019

Sapphire Ventures has raised $1.4 billion for growth investments, an outlet that will also provide $150 million to boost larger deals. The group, which spun out of SAP, has traditionally…

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Former Hedge Fund Manager Stanley Druckenmiller Has Regrets
December 19, 2019

The Duquesne Family Office finally hit double-digit returns last week, according to Stanley Druckenmiller. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, the former hedge fund manager said he “couldn’t have been…

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The Saudi Arabia Sovereign Wealth Fund Launches Fund of Funds Company
December 18, 2019

The Saudi Arabia Sovereign Wealth Fund has launched its own fund of funds firm. The Public Investment Fund will put 4 billion riyal – or $1.07 billion – forward to…

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Sun Life Financial Takes Big Stake in Real Estate Manager
December 18, 2019

Sun Life Financial and its alternative asset management arm just received a boost. Sun Life announced it plans to purchase an 80% stake in the infrastructure and real estate investment…

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Alternative Investments: Japanese Corporations Unlocking Value; ETFs to Buy
December 18, 2019

A Nikkei Quick survey showed that the percentage of Japanese companies that thought their shares were undervalued hit a high of 67% in 2019. This was the highest level since…

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Intel Scoops Up Israeli Artificial Intelligence Firm for $2 Billion
December 18, 2019

Intel Corporation has acquired Habana Labs for $2 billion. Habana Labs is an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for data centers. The deal will deepen Intel’s artificial intelligence…

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Alternative Investments: Bank of England Weighing Redemption Rejig for Open-Ended Funds
December 18, 2019

The Bank of England considers the liquidity mismatch in open-ended funds a potential “systemic risk.” After the recent debacles in the Woodford Equity Income Fund and M&G Investments property fund,…

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Hong Kong Funds See $5 Billion in Outflows
December 17, 2019

Hong Kong capital flight may have hit as much as $5 billion for investment funds in 2019. The figure comes from the Bank of England, which released its Financial Stability…

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Goldman Sachs Prepares to Go Big on Alternatives
December 17, 2019

A Goldman Sachs alternative capital team will launch soon, according to a memo seen by Reuters. The firm said that it will form an alternatives capital markets and strategy group under…

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Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Snaps Up Tallgrass Energy
December 17, 2019

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners has announced it will purchase the remaining shares of Tallgrass Energy that it doesn’t own. The latest offer of $22.45 per Class A share was a 22.7%…

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