Private equity fundraising hits 10-year low

Although the private equity industry is seeing an unprecedented period of fundraising with first-time funds accounting for a quarter of vehicles closed in 2017 they secured just 6 per cent of total capital raised. This was a 10-year low.

Record deal flow in Q2 for Asian venture capital

Asian venture capital markets reported a record second quarter aggregate deal value rise to $47bn, according to Preqin data.

Brexit uncertainty slows UK PERE while Europe surges ahead with deals

Brexit is causing consternation in the UK private equity real estate market. In the 12 months following the referendum, the volume of PERE deals in the UK has dropped by a third.

Hedge funds face challenging fundraising environment but remain optimistic on performance

After bringing in the best returns since 2013, the hedge fund industry is finding capital raising to be difficult.

Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds

Private equity firms are more optimistic about 2017, according to a survey by BDO.

Hedge fund managers gloomy about performance outlook for 2016 with low single-digit returns likely

Hedge fund managers are divided on the prospects in the second half of 2016. Over a third (35 per cent) believe the outlook for the hedge fund industry is positive as negative with 30 per cent maintaining a neutral outlook.

Secondaries surge to record high but capital inflows disappoint

Second quarter figures show the largest ever secondaries fund close, with aggregate capital raised in the first six months hitting a record, according to Preqin.

Private capital fundraising hits record high in 2015

Last year was another strong year for private capital fundraising with 1,061 funds closed securing a combined $550bn in investor commitments, according to data from Preqin.