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For hedge funds, one more bust before the boom

Hedge funds are increasingly confident that investors will see the worth of their strategies. But they’ll likely experience further declines in FUM and performance before a global “bounce back”.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Oct 2022 | More
Big super ‘a tough nut to crack’ for private markets managers

As consolidation gathers pace and big super funds move their investments offshore, it will likely be the biggest private markets managers that benefit. But Your Future Your Super presents a unique set of challenges that can’t be easily overcome.

Lachlan Maddock | 5th Oct 2022 | More
VCs tuck into alternative meat raisings

Early stage investors are starting to broaden their appetite for carbon-reducing new technologies, looking for opportunities in nascent industries such as plant-based foods. According to the latest figures from Preqin, the global alternatives research house, the value of capital raisings in the niche segment of ‘alternative meat’ increased sixfold between 2019 and 2020 to US$206…

Greg Bright | 20th Aug 2021 | More
  • Deals lag the money in region’s PE

    Asia and Australia are outstripping most of the rest of the world for growth in private capital raisings. But private equity managers, especially big buyout firms, are finding deals to be slow to bring to fruition. In its first special report on alternatives in the Asia Pacific region, Preqin provides more detailed analysis of private…

    Greg Bright | 2nd Jul 2021 | More
    Australian private capital surges

    Private capital has shot away from the rest of the alternatives sector in the past few years and did well enough during the worst of the pandemic to support long-term growth predictions. A webinar organised by the Australian Investment Council, in association with researcher Preqin, last week (June 10) provided some colour around the annual…

    Greg Bright | 11th Jun 2021 | More
    How covid-19 changed SWFs’ world: Preqin

    Sovereign Wealth Funds are embracing more active roles in domestic economies and sustainability while building on relationships with the private capital industry, according to research by Preqin and Baker McKenzie. A study, ‘Sovereign Wealth Funds in Motion’, was published last week (June 2) by alternative assets data provider Preqin, in partnership with global law firm Baker McKenzie.  The prominence of sovereign wealth…

    Greg Bright | 4th Jun 2021 | More
  • SE Asia a hotspot for alternatives – Preqin

    A wave of digitalisation is pushing venture capital to the fore, building capital raisings and deal-making momentum, according to the latest information and views collected by Preqin. The global research firm which specialises in alternatives, has a growing presence in the Asia Pacific region, including an office in Sydney opened last year. It held a…

    Greg Bright | 9th Apr 2021 | More
    Asia struggles with private debt mandates

    While distressed debt funds have mushroomed to record levels in major markets, helped by the belief that the pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Asia has languished. Already a small market for the broader private debt alternatives asset class, Asian distressed debt funds in the market for capital have declined over the past five years, from…

    Investor Strategy News | 7th Jan 2021 | More