The Alternative Investor – June 2024 Edition

Welcome to the June edition of the Alternative Investor. This edition is packed with alternative fund news from the past month and insightful guest features on trends in our space, offering you a unique perspective on the industry.

Alternative News

We look back at fund performances and fundraising in PE, hedge funds, and credit. Elliott has been very busy, not only raising funds but also taking sizeable positions. Ackman linking up an IPO for 2025 is a highlight. Funds are building commodity teams and their crypto exposures. We look at family office trends and much more… We also look back at Jim Simons’ life, ‘An extraordinary life of a quant pioneer and philanthropist.’

Trends in our world

  • Arosa Capital Co-Founders Alexandra Daly and Peter Soliman write about gender inequality in venture capital funding, with funds dedicated to female entrepreneurs not just a nod towards social justice but a testament to the untapped potential that can drive significant economic growth and innovation.
  • Prosek Partners’ Josh Clarkson changes tack with a look at the trend among large alternative managers to acquire and build life insurance components as they seek to generate uncorrelated outsize returns.

Letter from America

This month, Mark Kollar looks at the rise of the continuation fund.

Regulatory Update

In our comprehensive Regulatory Update, RQC examines the FCA’s ambitious agenda, the themes in Market Watch 79, a sentencing for insider dealing and Citigroup Global Markets being fined for systems and controls failures. In the US, the SEC and FinCEN propose a Customer Identification Program, the SEC adopts amendments to Regulation S-P, the NFA modifies member questionnaire requirements, and the SEC charges an IA with failure to disclose conflicts of interest.

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