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Seth Klarman passionately defends value investing and said its time is coming again soon

(CNBC) Billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman defended value investing, saying in a letter to clients that several factors, including the proliferation of passive investing, have created market mispricings that will soon lead to a payoff for the long underperforming […]

Alternative data sets … quality is the challenge, not quantity

(Hedgeweek) There are an estimated 445 alternative data providers in the funds industry, serving the needs of both traditional and alternative fund managers. This is, according to alternativedata.org, an industry that is projected to be worth $350 Billion in 2020. […]

Hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin retires from industry after 40 years

(Reuters) – Glenn Dubin, who made a fortune building and managing hedge funds, is retiring from the industry after 40 years to focus on private investments, the billionaire investor said. To read this article:

Mega-funds push private equity fundraising to $301bn in 2019, up 52%

(Opalesque) 2019 saw record private equity fundraising with mega PEs and tech-focused PEs attracting the lion’s share of capital, said a study. Mega-funds dominated the PE space in 2019, pushing up fundraising to $301 billion for a 52% gain compared […]

Highest inflows in equity UCITS since February 2018 signal investors’ return to confidence

(Opalesque) The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest monthly Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales data of UCITS and AIFs for November 2019. To read this article:

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 2.26 per cent in January

(Hedgeweek) The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for January 2020 measured 2.26 per cent, down from 4.95 per cent in December. To read this article:

Despite a dip in volume and value, North America dominated venture capital funding activity in Q4 2019

(Opalesque) North America continued to attract the highest number of venture capital (VC) investments and funding during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019 though the region experienced a dip in investments. According to a report by GlobalData, North America experienced […]

SFC issues guidance to private equity firms and family offices on licensing issues

(Opalesque) In recent years, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has increasingly focused on private equity funds’ obligation to be licensed under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO). To read this article:

AMS investors approve capital increase to fund Osram takeover

(Reuters) – AMS (AMS.S) shareholders approved a 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) capital increase to fund the Osram (OSRn.DE) takeover on Friday, bringing the Austrian group closer to its goal of forming a European leader in sensors and lights. To […]

Trend followers maintain momentum with early-year gains

(Hedgeweek) Société Générale’s CTA indices advanced between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent in the first three weeks of January, as managed futures strategies locked on to early-year trends in equity markets, currencies, and commodities. To read this article:

Hedge fund lose 3% of assets through outflows in 2019, much less than long equity

(Opalesque) The global hedge fund industry saw outflows of -$97.93 billion in 2019, according to the just-released December/Year-End 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows report. Despite these redemptions, total hedge fund industry AUM rose past $3.3 trillion at the end […]

Hedge fund ESG activism helps managers drive change

(Opalesque) Nearly three-quarters of asset managers polled by Cerulli Associates in 2019 indicate that they exercise active ownership as part of their investment decision-making process to minimize risks and maximize returns, up from 54% in 2017. To read this article: