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Hedge fund industry trend forecast for 2015

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 21:45

At the end of 2014, Preqin conducted surveys with hedge fund managers, investors and alternatives investment consultants around the world to ascertain their views on the hedge fund industry over the past year and their outlook for the year ahead. Selina Sy looks at the upcoming trends and developments these industry professionals have identified for hedge funds in 2015. »

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MicroVentures offers investors access to portfolio of 500 startups

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 19:00

Online investment platform MicroVentures has created a "500 Startups Fund" open to accredited investors.  »

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LeapFrog invests USD25m in disruptive financial technology company afb

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 18:10

LeapFrog Investments  has invested USD25 million in fintech company AFB Mauritius Ltd (afb). »

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Detlev Louis sold to Warren Buffet

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 15:30

Hamburg-based firm Detlev Louis Motorrad-Vertriebs GmbH has been sold to US holding company Berkshire Hathaway, which is headed by Warren Buffett.  »

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Shark Punch raises USD1.2m funding round led by London Venture Partners, to fix game discovery

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:30

Shark Punch has finalised a USD1.2 million seed funding round led by Supercell investor London Venture Partners (LVP) and DN Capital.  »

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Pereg Ventures launches Pereg Ventures Fund I

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:30

Pereg Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that operates in the United States and Israel, has completed initial fund raising for Pereg Ventures Fund I.  »

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Finistere Ventures holds first closing of USD150m Agtech fund

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:00

Finistere Ventures, a California-based innovation capital firm, has held the first closing of its new USD150 million Agtech Fund, Finistere II.  »

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Albion Ventures invests GBP9.5m in Radnor House School

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:30

Albion Ventures is investing up to GBP9.5 million in Radnor House School (RHS) to fund the acquisition of Combe Bank School, a co-educational independent school for students aged three to 18, in Kent. »

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Eccrine Systems raises USD1.5m in seed funding

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:00

Eccrine Systems has raised USD1.5 million in seed funding. Investors include CincyTech Fund III, management, and other sources within the CincyTech local, regional and national investor co millionunity. »

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Fintech venture capital firm takes stake in collateral management company CloudMargin

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:00

llluminate Financial Management, the capital markets-focused financial technology venture capital firm, has invested in CloudMargin. »

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Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

Article
Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

Article
Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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