Fund of funds

2013 is a record year for hedge funds - report

Data released by research firm and data provider Eurekahedge revealed that hedge funds worldwide posted record gains not seen since 2007, said a Business Insider report.

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“Shark Tank” type Rady Venture Fund gives a leg up to San Diego SMEs

The Rady Venture Fund, a part of pioneering model business school The Rady School of Management, was said to have helped over 60 small businesses in starting up in the San Diego area and launched over a hundred products while providing a hands-on experience for the management school's business students.

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Buyout kings seek U.S. partnerships as deal prices rise

Private equity firms are increasingly seeking to partner with U.S. companies rather than buying them outright, as they struggle to find ways to put their huge piles of money to work at a time when frothy markets have made takeovers expensive.

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Commodity hedge fund Higgs Capital winding down -founders

Commodity hedge fund Higgs Capital Management, which manages some $250 million, will wind down and return money to investors, its founders said in a note on Monday.

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Angel investment in Russia quadrupled this year - study

Angel funding in Russian companies were 4.5 times more than funding from angel investors in 2012, according to a joint study by National Association of Business Angels (NABA), Atom Partners and RVC.

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Hedge funds seen to snatch risky opportunities US and foreign banks now avoid

While US and foreign banks do away with risky investments like municipal bonds, hedge funds had taken advantage with the loss of a competitor and increased their positions in such assets, a Barron's report said.

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New Jersey private equity firm DFW Capital raises $162.5M for fourth fund

New Jersey, US-based private equity firm DFW Capital Partners has closed $162.5 million for its fourth fund called DFW Capital Partners IV, shooting past its $150 million target.

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Local private equity in South Korea rises against foreign competition

Financial data from Mergermarket indicated an increasing influence of local buyout firms in South Korea, thanks largely to the support of the national government by relaxing regulations, a Financial Times report said.

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Israel's Oramed Pharmaceuticals secures $13M in private placement- report

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc was able to secure $13 million from Special Situation Fund and Sabby Capital Healthcare, according to a report on Globes which cited sources.

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KKR raises first real estate fund

Private equity company KKR & Co LP said on Tuesday it had raised a $1.5 billion real estate fund, its first dedicated investment pool for the asset class, which is rebounding in the United States amid a modest economic recovery.

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Monte Paschi's top shareholder nears deal to sell its 20pct stake as shareholder meeting looms

Fondazione Monte dei Paschi, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena's top shareholder, is reportedly nearing a deal to divest its 20% stake in the Italian bank to three other banking foundations and a group of investment funds.

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Ex-HSBC Holdings product specialist creates Luminance Global Fund to invest in global liquid securities

Roshan Padamadan, a former HSBC Holdings Plc product specialist, has started a hedge fund that will seek for opportunities in global liquid securities, Bloomberg reported.

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Gold loses its shine as funds predict 31% drop this year

Dara compiled by Bloomberg indicated that investors are exiting from their gold-backed exchange-traded products this year. $69.5 billion in value was removed in the ETPs and analysts expect an additional 311 tons will be removed from the ETPs next year.

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia to divest stake in New Zealand's Kiwi Income Property Trust

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd plans to sell down its 8.6% stake in Kiwi Income Property Trust, which is worth NZ$95.7 million based on its last trading price.

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Top deals of the day - bid, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday including ITC Holdings, Dave & Buster, Time Warner Cable, Banca Etruria, Cube Capital, Cargolux, Simon Property and Versace.

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