European Hedge Funds Catch Eye of Family Offices, Institutional Money
Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly turning to European hedge funds. Funds in the region have seen assets under management rise to €587 billion ($683 billion) this year as investors seek underappreciated assets in a low interest rate environment, according to Bloomberg.READ MORE
Blockchain Fundraising: Q&A with TokenMarket’s Ransu Salovaara on the Future of Family Office Investments in Tech Startups
Thousands of startups across the world have raised over $18.6 billion since 2017 through a quirky and innovative new method of seed funding. Known as an initial coin offering (ICO), the method involves combining the structure of an online crowdfunding campaign with the blockchain technology that underlies cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.READ MORE
Family Offices Hunt for Yield in Second-Tier Property Markets
As real estate valuations in top-tier cities soar, family offices and wealthy investors are looking to second and even third-tier cities. Investors have gained better yields and the potential for higher returns while avoiding the looming risks of the traditional real estate hot spots.READ MORE
Leveraged Loan Investors May Sound the Alarm in 2019
Investors have been pouring capital into leveraged loans for much of the past decade. But over the past few weeks, the market has been showing signs of weakness. Although there is no exact criteria for defining a leveraged loan, they are generally categorized based on how high th...READ MORE
Is a Recession Imminent?
It’s nearly impossible to predict a recession or an economic crisis. Experts, investors and economists look for signals in the market, but the timing of an oncoming disaster is notoriously elusive. “One can view a recession as imminent but the ‘when’ is difficult to determine and easy to get wrong,” says Frank Pape, a senior director at Russell Investments.READ MORE
Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?
Private equity has had a stellar run for the past 20 years. PE assets under management total more than $2.8 trillion, with nearly half of it in buyout funds, according to Consultancy.uk. At the same time, deal multiples, leverage ratios and the amount of uninvested capital in the private equity industry is at historic highs, according to a report published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). All this may indicate an industry that is overheated, overcrowded and that there is too much capital chasing too few investment-worthy assets.READ MORE
Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets
Frank Rolfe Co-owner Mobile Home University Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly making contrarian bets on unconventional real estate assets. Mobile home parks, billboards and forestland are ...READ MORE
Facing Argentina’s Currency Crisis: Q&A with Praxis’ Diego Ros Rooney
After an economic boom in 2017, Argentina’s currency has spent much of this year plummeting. The peso has lost nearly 54% of its value against the U.S. dollar (USD) since the start of the year.Nervous about the economy, President Mauricio Macri has introduced austerity measures and cash handouts to prevent a meltdown. Foreign and domestic investors in Argentine assets are now faced with a potential crisis.READ MORE
Is Brexit Creating Real Estate Investment Opportunities?
For a decade after the financial crisis, London’s real estate attracted global capital. According to data tracked by Bloomberg, the price of the average London house bottomed out in 2009 and subsequently doubled until this year.READ MORE
Q&A With India’s Impact Investment Pioneer: Avishkaar’s Vineet Rai
Vineet Rai set up what is widely considered to be India’s first social impact investment fund in 2001. What started as a micro-fund management company with approximately $60,000 has grown to nearly $300 million. Rai’s experience working in the dense forests of Odisha and leading the Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network helped him understand the need for capital in underdeveloped rural sectors. The Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group now manages investments in social enterprises leading rural microfinance, sanitation, education, energy and agricultural development.READ MORE