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Private Equity Shops are Going on a Startup Spending Spree, Says Pitchbook

A new Pitchbook report shows that private equity shops are snapping up an interesting alternative investment. Flush with dry powder, PE shops have been snapping up VC-backed startups, according to a report from Pitchbook. 

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Notz Stucki Will Purchase Alternative Investments Manager Jam Research
December 11, 2019

Notz Stucki has purchased Geneva-based alternative investment management firm JAM Research.

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Artificial Intelligence: Banks Can Leverage AI For a $450 Billion Bonanza
December 11, 2019

Banks could save a humongous $447 billion by 2023 by deploying artificial intelligence (AI), says the AI IN BANKING research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Of this, front office banking…

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BarclayHedge: Hedge Fund Returns Ticked Higher in November
December 11, 2019

Hedge fund returns continued their upward momentum in November. The industry posted a monthly gain of 1.12%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index.

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Alternative Investments – ARP Funds Outperformed During Q4 2018 Slump
December 10, 2019

Alternative Risk Premia (ARP) funds passed their initial test during the correction in the last quarter of 2018, says Cambridge Associates. Research by Cambridge Associates shows that Alternative Risk Premia…

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Alternative Investments: CPPIB Commits $600 Million to Indian Infrastructure
December 10, 2019

The CPPIB will invest up to $600 million in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India. CPPIB’s investment is complementary to its existing direct investment strategy in Indian…

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Private Equity Firm Leonard Green and Partners Closes Two Offerings
December 10, 2019

Leonard Green and Partners announced that it has closed two flagship private equity fund offerings. The firm’s eighth flagship private equity investment fund, Green Equity Investors VIII, raised a total…

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BAML: Quant Mutual Funds Underperforming Stocks in 2019
December 10, 2019

Quantitative funds are lagging behind the major stock market indexes in 2019. The market is heading towards its best year since 2013, but those funds managed based on investment factors…

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Investors Pulling Money from Hedge Fund Solus Alternative Asset Management
December 10, 2019

Solus Alternative Asset Management faces a second straight year of high redemption levels. The distressed debt specialist has struggled due to bad investments in firms like Pacific Gas & Electric…

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HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index Gained 1.2% in November
December 10, 2019

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 1.2% in November, as optimism regarding U.S. economic growth outweighed risks and negative sentiment around trade/tariff negotiations and impeachment proceedings, according to data…

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Pershing Square 13-F: Ackman’s Hedge Fund Buys Agilent Technologies
December 10, 2019

The Pershing Square 13-F filed in November has revealed Bill Ackman’s latest stake. According to the SEC filing, Ackman’s hedge fund has scooped up a 2.9 million-share stake in Agilent…

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