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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Alternative Investments: As China Liberalises, Amundi Wins Joint Venture Approval
December 24, 2019

Amundi Asset Management gains an early mover advantage in China. Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager with € 1.563 trillion of assets, secured approval for the first foreigner controlled wealth management…

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Alternative Investments: PIMCO’s New ESG-Focused ETF
December 24, 2019

Bond giant PIMCO has launched RAFE, a smart beta ESG ETF. Here’s another environment-social-governance (ESG) focused ETF from PIMCO, the leading fixed-income fund house. Offered in collaboration with Research Affiliates,…

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FinTech: ZestMoney, the Loan Startup for India’s Credit-challenged, Raises $20 Million
December 23, 2019

ZestMoney, the Loan Startup for India’s Credit-challenged, Raises $20 Million from Goldman Sachs and others

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U.K. Government Approves Private Equity Group Advent’s Cobham Buy
December 23, 2019

Advent International can purchase the defense company Cobham Plc for $5 billion. The U.S. private equity firm received permission from the British government after it made several concessions to address…

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Former Chicago Board Options Exchange Director Gets Seven Years in Prison
December 23, 2019

Alvin Wilkinson once worked as director of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Today, he’s facing seven years in prison, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the…

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Alternative Investments: SEC to Redefine The Term “Accredited Investor”
December 20, 2019

The SEC is proposing to amend the rules that define the term “accredited investor,” a class of investors allowed to invest in private market investments such as hedge funds and…

CB Insights Notes Record CVC Investment in Fintech
December 19, 2019

According to a report released Tuesday, financial services companies have pumped $8 billion across 329 Fintech deals during 2019. Roughly 50% of those capital injections have come from banks, while…

Warburg Pincus’ Jeffrey Perlman Bullish on Vietnam
December 19, 2019

Jeffrey Perlman of Warburg Pincus is bullish on Vietnam and worried about companies with a high cash-burn rate. In an interview with DealStreetAsia, the Warburg managing director outlined his views…

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Alternative Investments: Biotech ETFs Suffer from Political Posturing on Drug Prices
December 19, 2019

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NasdaqGS: IBB), the largest biotech-related ETF, has been losing ground since Monday. The ETF is locked inside a downward channel and is making lower-highs and…

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Dealbook: Private Equity Fundraising to Drop in 2020
December 19, 2019

Private equity fundraising is set to decline next year, according to Pitchbook. In a report, the research firm projected that PE capital raising would slow down in the European and…

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