A new survey by State Street Corporation reveals that the Covid-19 crisis has fuelled the appetite of insurers for alternative asset classes, particularly in private credit and private equity.
ESG investing continues to gain momentum and prominence among global institutional investors as they increasingly look to benchmark not only the performance of funds in their portfolios but the impact they have on the world.
Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Baird, has promoted Michael Holgate to Partner and Andy Dyer to Director. Both associates are based in London.
SANNE, a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate services, has appointed Brijesh Patel as Global Head of Corporate Services.
A new research paper called ‘The impact of culture’, published by Thinking Ahead Institute, suggests that the implementation of cultural change across the investment industry still lags.
Intriva Capital (Intriva), an independent alternative investment manager focused on special situations, has acquired Lending Works, a UK consumer credit and peer-to-peer lending business.
Saltgate has promoted Lizette Morales to Head of Jersey Client Services.
RBS International has supported private equity group EQT by participating in its latest flagship buyout fund’s subscription credit facility.
Nanotechnology business, MIP Diagnostics, has completed a GBP5.1 million funding round to accelerate its global expansion. The co-investment has come from Mercia Asset Management, a founding investor and the largest shareholder in the company, and was led by Downing Ventures (GBP1.4m), BGF (GBP2m) and Calculus Capital.
AXA Venture Partners has led a USD5.8 million financing round in Unlatch, a French digital real estate sales company, including USD4.5 million in equity and USD1.3 million in debt.