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Research unbundling costs for MiFID II - Have your say with our reader survey…

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 09:49

Regardless of which side of the financial street you are on – buyside or sellside – trying to gain clarity on the costs of research unbundling under MiFID II is one of the biggest priorities and a key component of the planning roadmap.  »

Private capital fund managers raise fee rates in 2017, says Preqin

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 08:50

The 2017 Preqin Private Capital Fund Terms Advisor finds that several private capital fund types are raising their average management fees among funds of more recent vintages. »

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Institutional and family office investors see opportunity in VC and high-growth tech firms

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 15:44

An overwhelming majority (74 per cent) of institutional and family office investors expect to allocate capital into a venture capital (VC) fund in the next two years, according to a new survey from Ariadne Capital. »

Luba Nikulina, Willis Towers Watson

Global alternative assets under management swell to almost USD6.5 trillion

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 10:29

The world’s largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10 per cent in 2016, rising to USD4.0 trillion, according to the 2017 edition of Willis Towers Watson’s Global Alternatives Survey. »

Brian Hughes, KPMG

Global VC investment comes roaring back due to a resurgence in mega deals, says KPMG

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 08:50

Global venture capital (VC) deal value increased by 55.3 per cent to USD40.07 billion in Q2 2017, propelled by an uptick in mega-deals around the world, according to Venture Pulse Q2 2017 — the quarterly global VC trends report published by KPMG Enterprise. »

Women struggle to make their mark in the business of turnarounds, says new research

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 10:29

Ninety six per cent of women working for organisations that specialise in turnarounds, company restructures and business transformations have never been appointed to a board position within the industry. Yet an overwhelming 68 per cent said that they wanted to be considered for Board positions. »

Keith Hale, Multifonds

Innovation key for asset managers as profitability crunch renders industry disruption inevitable, says new survey

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:14

In the face of costly regulation and a low margin environment, asset managers are increasingly recognising the need to overhaul the current industry model in order to stay profitable, according to a new survey by Multifonds. »

US VC activity holds steady in Q2 with over USD21.78bn invested in close to 2,000 companies

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:51

Investors deployed USD21.78 billion to 1,958 US venture-backed companies during the second quarter, marking a significant uptick from the first quarter in capital invested while the number of companies receiving investment was stable, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. »

Simon Mansfield, DHR

Efforts to improve diversity at hedge funds and PE firms slowly paying off

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 19:37

Efforts to improve gender diversity at UK hedge funds and private equity firms and other investment partnerships is slowly paying off, according to executive search specialists DHR International. »

Ryan Flanders, Preqin

Private debt momentum continues in Q2, says Preqin

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 18:11

The private debt fundraising market saw 26 funds reach a final close in the second quarter of 2017, securing a total of USD16 billion in investor commitments. »

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