A deal-sourcing event, where investors meet potential targets and potential acquirers for their businesses and issuers share best practices with their peers to generate new funding opportunities. Activity in the specialty finance sector continues to grow, and BDCs in particular are raising substantial amounts of capital. With the rise of peer-to-peer lending, money is pouring into unsecured consumer finance space, and new technologies and strategies are being developed to facilitate this deadflow. Increased competition is compressing yields, and encouraging many investors to look at off-the-run asset classes. Regulatory uncertainty is keeping cost of funds high and market participation on edge.
The summit will provide you with opportunity to meet and network with over 150 leading specialty finance companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, wealth management firms, senior lenders and asset managers.
Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24
With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »
Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:12
55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »
Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53
The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »
Tue, 20/01/2015 - 12:26
977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising: ... »
Wed, 14/01/2015 - 13:22
Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »