alternatives and private markets

Neuberger Berman launches private equity funds

US-based asset manager Neuberger Berman has bolstered its private equity offering with a fund launch and a rebranding. The NB Direct Private Equity Fund 2024...

Funds Europe Awards – entries received!

Entries to the Funds Europe Awards 2024 have started to flow following the recent announcement that this year's event - which will take place...

Institutional investors pile in to private credit market

Institutional investors now make up the second largest category of lenders to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), behind banks. Furthermore, the majority of these investors...

AXA IM acquires US private equity firm

French asset manager AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has purchased W Capital Management (WCP), a US-based private equity firm. No financial details of the purchase...

Manulife IM concludes CQS acquisition

Manulife Investment Management (IM) has announced the completion of its purchase of UK-based alternative credit manager CQS. The transaction, first announced in November 2023, is...

Alternative fund managers anticipate higher fines for regulatory violations

Fines for alternative fund managers for breaking regulations could be on the rise, research has found. According to global research by Ocorian, a provider of...

Q4 2023 sees lowest hedge fund launches since Q3 2022

In 4Q 2023, hedge fund launches declined as managers braced for falling inflation and an improving economic outlook, despite escalating geopolitical risks. Only 85 new...

Emerging markets hedge fund capital gains led by AI and cryptocurrency

Emerging Markets hedge funds carried their year-end surge into 2024, buoyed by expectations of falling inflation and interest rates and a stronger global economy. The...

Mirabaud AM makes virgin UK property purchase

Geneva-based Mirabaud Asset Management completed its first real estate acquisition in the UK with the purchase of an office building that is home to...

Insurers’ spending increases to apply greater scrutiny of risks

Insurers increasingly spend on scenario analysis and stress testing to gain greater transparency about their investment strategies. Part of the pressure to do this is...

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