CKDs Are Helping Alternative Assets to Expand in Mexico

Certificates of Capital Development (CKDs) are helping investors to access a variety of developing sectors in Mexico – namely infrastructure, real estate, mining, technology and business. Introduced by the Mexican Government in 2009, CKDs are private capital vehicles that allow AFOREs (Mexico’s public pension funds) and other domestic LPs...

Hedge Fund Performance Update: September 2019

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted a return of +0.46% in September, recovering from the August return of -0.98% and pushing the 2019 YTD figure to +7.50% and the 12-month return to +2.14%. This coincides with the threat of a global downturn slightly easing. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters,...

Investors Are Zoning Out On Opportunity Zone Funds

Fundraising for these real estate vehicles is lacklustre as the industry awaits final regulatory guidelines from the US Treasury Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Opportunity Zone Funds (OZFs) are designed to enable investors to do well by doing good. Created to spur investment in low-income communities designated as...

Indonesia is one of the hottest markets for venture capital (VC) today

Founders who thrive have what Indonesia-based venture capital firm East Ventures calls “paradoxical personality traits.” Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more kreatikar / Pixabay Indonesia is one of the hottest markets for venture capital (VC) today. But a decade ago, when East Ventures was founded, the archipelago was still new...

Best Practices For The Modern, Data-Driven Private Equity Firm

How third-party data can deepen intelligence, and the importance of data stewardship, by Preqin and DealCloud. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Goumbik / Pixabay Every private equity fund manager has come to terms with the importance of data; both the game-changing potential of good data and the pitfalls of poorly...

Outlook On The Latin American Alternatives Market

Throughout the past decade, alternative investments have gained traction in the market and secured their place in investors’ portfolios. In 2008, there were more than 3,500 institutional investors active in alternatives globally; in 2019, there are over 11,000. While the US and Western Europe remain popular centres of investment,...

Private Capital In The Nordics Is Delivering For Investors

Managers in the region are providing investors with outsized returns to compensate for risk. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Although the majority of European capital is concentrated among Western Europe-based managers, Nordic-based fund managers have offered investors the largest return compared with firms in Western Europe and Central &...

Hedge Fund Performance Update: Activist Strategy Leads With 11% Gain

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted gains of 0.23% in July, bringing the YTD return to 7.88% and marking the sixth positive return in the first seven months of the year. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc As geopolitical tensions intensify, the global macroeconomic outlook is increasingly uncertain and...

Is Private Capital The Way Forwards For Pension Funds?

Pension funds could have the power to direct new growth in Italy’s markets Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Driven by high distributions and attractive returns, the European private equity market has grown by 25% since December 2015. Italy has exhibited particular growth in recent years, with a private capital...

Change Is Afoot In Japan’s Startup Ecosystem

China and India have traditionally been the natural choice for venture capitalists looking at investment in Asia. This leaves little room for other countries in the region to stand out. Despite its developed economy status, mature financial market and 127 million inhabitants, Japan has struggled to attract private market...

Capital Market Assumptions 2019

Executive Summary The analyses in this report are derived from the public plan documents in eVestment Market Lens. Market Lens aggregates thousands of documents sourced from the U.S., Canada and the U.K., ranging from asset allocation studies to program reviews and manager evaluations. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc As institutional...

Is Bigger Data Always Better?

Next in our blog series taken from our Don’t Believe the Hype whitepaper, we discuss how best to model data and why too much data is not necessarily a good thing. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc niekverlaan / Pixabay Modelling the Data Even when all the available data has been...

How Important Is ESG To Alternatives?

How important do you believe environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors – including diversity in the workplace – are to investors? Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Free-Photos / Pixabay Posed by an audience member, this was the final question asked of a panel of fund managers at Preqin’s recent breakfast...

Impact Of Subscription Credit Facilities In Private Capital

Preqin is constantly looking at how alternative assets are evolving in order to ensure our data adds context, clarity and conviction to your decision-making. The use of subscription credit facilities (also known as equity bridge facilities, subscription line facilities or capital call facilities) by private capital funds to facilitate...

US Venture Capital In Q1 2019

Following a record 2018, venture capital activity in the US is off to a robust start. In the first quarter of 2019, 1,026 venture capital deals were completed for an aggregate $28bn, up from $19bn in Q1 2018. This report, produced by Preqin in partnership with First Republic Bank, explores...

What Does ESG Mean For CalPERS?

As ESG continues to grow in prominence in the alternatives assets industry, so too does the amount of conversation around it. Here, Preqin speaks to Beth Richtman from CalPERS for their take on the subject. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc mohamed_hassan / Pixabay There are many definitions of ESG in the industry–...

Dark Money: Alternatives Oversight

The next instalment of our blog series taken from our Don’t Believe the Hype Whitepaper explores the historically secretive nature of the alternatives industry and why the need for reliable and accurate data is higher than ever. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay An Opaque Industry Even in the complex...

Will Hedge Funds Ever Truly Embrace ESG Principles?

ESG is a hot topic in the private capital sector – you cannot pick up an alternative assets journal without finding a think piece on how ESG considerations are reshaping the illiquid alternatives space. In the world of hedge funds – an industry as multi-faceted and open to interpretation...

Real Estate Secondary Markets Are Evolving

Brian Di Salvo and Warren Kotzas from C6 Real Estate discuss how private real estate secondaries markets have evolved and matured over the past decade. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Real Estate Secondaries Perspective Private real estate secondaries markets evolved and matured over the past decade to become a widely...

What A Difference A Quarter Makes For Hedge Funds

Hedge funds have rebounded from the worst quarter on record for over a decade by chalking up a net return of +5.40% over Q1 2019, recouping the losses of Q4 2018 (-4.78%) and representing the best quarter for hedge funds since Q1 2012. These are truly the best and...

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