Private Equity Makes a Comeback

By MURRAY COLEMAN Sept. 27, 2013 10:42 p.m. ET – Wall Street Journal Managers of private-equity funds are taking advantage of low interest rates to finance new deals at the fastest pace in five years—and more investors are trying to get in on the action. Private-equity funds have raised nearly $308 billion so far this […]

Hedge Funds Attract US$100B In Oct

Nov 12 2013 | 10:18am ET – Investors had poured US$100 billion into hedge funds as of end-October 2013, bringing total industry assets under management to $US1.91 trillion. Data provider Eurekahedge says the industry is poised to set a new record for AUM by the end of the year. Assets in funds focused on […]

Report: Pensions Fund Leading in Alt. Investments

Aug 27, 2013 – Jing Chen A new report from global consulting firm Towers Watson indicates that pension funds are increasing their allocations in alternative investments. The 10th annual Towers Watson Global Alternatives Survey, produced in conjunction withFinancial Times revealed that alternative investments account for nearly 20% of all pension fund assets globally. Comparably, total pension […]

Texas Employees sets tactical plans for alternative investments of $2.4 billion in FY2014

BY CHRISTINE WILLIAMSON | AUGUST 21, 2013 3:20 PM | UPDATED 6:43 PM – Pensions & Investments   Texas Employees Retirement System, Austin, approved tactical investment plans for the 2014 fiscal year that would invest or commit a total of $2.4 billion to the private equity, hedge fund and infrastructure portfolios of the $24.2 billion pension fund. […]

Hedge Fund Assets Grow To $2.4 Trillion, Number Of Funds Surpasses 10,000

Jul 19 2013 | 6:31am ET The global hedge fund industry is bigger than ever, reaching a massive $2.4 trillion in investments at the end of the second quarter. This is the fourth consecutive quarter of growth, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report. Hedge funds that took in new capital saw […]

SEC To Vote On Hedge Fund Advertising Rules

Jul 5 2013 | 9:43am ET – The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to end an 80-year-old ban on hedge fund advertising next week. The regulator will vote on a much-delayed proposal to allow solicitation for private offerings, including hedge funds, on Wednesday. It is all but certain to be approved, with the […]

P.E. Fundraising Up 30% In H1 2013

Jul 3 2013 | 11:21am ET – Private equity funds raised an aggregate $186.1 billion in the first half of 2013, an increase of 30% year on year, according to data provider Private Equity Investing. A total of 290 funds closed in H1 2013 (compared to 276 in H1 2012), the average size of […]

Report: HF Investors Stress Importance of Operational Due Diligence

Jul 02, 2013 – Jing Chen   A new report from Deutsche Bank indicates that investors are putting greater emphasis on hedge fund operational due diligence. 80% of the respondents revealed in Deutsche Bank’s second annual operational due diligence survey that they have a dedicated ODD team, and which they also conduct an average […]

White Said To Favor Quick Action On Hedge Fund Advertising

Apr 29 2013 | 3:15pm ET – The Securities and Exchange Commission’s new chairman seems more eager to pass new rules allowing hedge funds to advertise than either of her predecessors. While the regulator has received more than 200 comment letters about the proposal to end the 80-year-old ban on hedge fund marketing, Mary […]

Texas Pension Plans HF Allocations

Mar 19, 2013 Jing Chen Employees Retirement System of Texas plans to allocate up to $600 million to hedge funds before the end of its fiscal year on August 31. Pensions & Investments reported that the $23.2 billion pension fund aims to invest in eight to 12 new hedge fund managers. The pension, which has […]