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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 – 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Digital Assets: The SEC Thaws; Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund
December 10, 2019

In what Commissioner Hester Peircetook hailed as “a bit of progress,” the SEC cleared the decks for the launch of a bitcoin futures fund. The SEC last week approved the…

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Liquid Alternatives: YTD Returns for Alternative UCITS Strategies Swing Dramatically from 2018
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YTD Returns for Alternative UCITS Strategies Swing Dramatically from 2018. About 80% of alternative UCITS funds generated positive returns until end-October, with nearly all strategies doing well. According to HedgeWeek,…

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VC Giant Sequoia Capital Raises $3.4 Billion for U.S. and China Investments
December 10, 2019

Venture capital giant Sequoia Capital has raised $3.4 billion for two new investment funds. The first fund will invest in late-stage companies in the United States. The second will invest…

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