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Investors to increase private credit allocation amid market uncertainties

82% of the respondents are expecting to increase their allocation to private credit in the year ahead amid market uncertainties, a new survey from Rede Partners shows. The post Investors to increase private credit allocation

GPs believe consumer discretionary sector has highest potential for PE deals, support for IT drops 10%

The consumer discretionary sector has become the most favoured sector in private equity investing while IT has lost its grip among managers, new research shows. The post GPs believe consumer discretionary sector has highest potential

British Business Bank optimistic for UK venture space’s strong performance to carry on to 2022

The UK’s venture capital fund performance rose sharply over the last 12 months according to the latest report by the British Business Bank, bringing up the question of whether the UK has finally caught up with their US counterpart

Improved performance in UK VC can lure interest from institutional investors in US VC

UK VC fund performance has increased sharply over the last 12 months thanks to higher company valuations and strong exit activity, new data from the British Business Bank shows. The post Improved performance in UK

The four trends that drive private market investments to 2030 – COVID-19, ESG, AI and Brexit

With the private market off to a turbulent start in 2020, Swiss banking group REYL has highlighted COVID-19, ESG, AI and Brexit as the four investment trends in private markets to 2030 in its latest

Eastern Asia top for PE, VC returns in 2020, paired with highest risks

Eastern Asia was the top-performing region across private equity and venture capital last year with an impressive 31.5% annual return, new research shows. The post Eastern Asia top for PE, VC returns in 2020, paired

Revealing the top ten RegTech investors in 2020 so far

From: RegTech Analyst Venture capital firms continued to actively back RegTech companies in 2020 as financial institutions left the space. Total investment in the RegTech sector rocketed from 2017 to 2019 growing at a compound

Why are investors looking more at their legal expenses?

Private equity firms spent $9.5m on average on legal fees in 2019 and that figure  has been growing, according to new research from Apperio. The research was based on a survey of 100 senior stakeholders

BGF and Sir Anthony Seldon call for £15bn National Renewal Fund to fix UK economy

BGF and Sir Anthony Seldon have made a call for a £15bn National Renewal Fund to recapitalise 21,000 businesses in the UK.

ESMA report says financial markets remain “fragile” because of Covid-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a new report on the impact of the pandemic, warning that the environment “remains fragile.” ESMA’s second Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (TRV) Report of 2020 analyses

More than half of European pensions funds consider climate change when making investment allocations

Climate change has become a top priority for European pensions funds when picking their investment allocations, with 54% considering the environment before making their choice, according to a new survey by Mercer. The consultancy highlighted

Private equity firms are renewing their M&A activity after Covid-19 put the breaks on the deals in H1

Even though M&A activity is far below those seen before the coronavirus outbreak, it seems as if private equity firms are renewing their interest in deals, according to research from Bain & Company. The management

Private equity could be one of the winners of Covid-19

Private equity firms could end up coming out on top of the coronavirus pandemic as they gear up to take advantage of market uncertainty caused by the crisis, new research from alternative investment manager Hamilton

Assets invested in actively managed ETFs and ETPs reach a new record high

Assets invested in actively managed ETFs and ETPs have reached a new record high of $194bn at the end of July 2020, research from ETFGI claims.

Tech companies offer more value to investors – Aquaa Partners study claims

The value-led investment strategy in non-tech companies might be undervaluing the role tech companies have on investor returns, according to a new report from M&A and strategic advisory firm Aquaa Partners.

10 of the biggest funds LPs have poured money into since the Covid crisis

A cloud of uncertainty was placed on the private equity fundraising market back when global coronavirus lockdowns began. While a lot of theories suggested LPs would be less interested in backing funds, or be hamstrung

Private equity investors seem to favour Joe Biden over Donald Trump

New research suggests that private equity firms and hedge fund managers have poured over $21m into Joe Biden’s campaign to become the next president of the US, but has only injected $3.6m into Donald Trump’s

LPs becoming more satisfied with GP transparency after fallout caused by global financial crisis

Limited partners are becoming more satisfied with the transparency in general partners (GPs), repairing from the frustration caused after the global financial crisis, a report from Coller Capital claims.

Private equity industry doesn’t take climate change seriously investors believe

Most investors believe the private equity industry fails to do enough to fight climate change, according to a new report from Coller Capital. The latest editions of its Global Private Equity Barometer found that most

Private equity firms still seeking deals despite fears on market caused by the coronavirus

Despite the market expected to see declines in revenue following the impact of the coronavirus, investors are still seeking new deal opportunities, a report from Mazars claims.

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