Author: Suhail

Hedge Fund Assets Hit $4.32 Trillion

Summary of Preqin’s 2022 Global Hedge Fund Report: • Returns across the asset class were up 11.43% (as of September 2021, +15.52% annualised). • Event-driven funds topped the leader board, recording returns of +17.53%, ahead of equities at +14.85% • Hedge funds’ assets under management (AUM) passed the USD4 trillion mark at the end of […]

Bitcoin AUM Declines 20%

Bitcoin is being outpaced by some of the smaller and faster-growing cryptocurrencies. The dynamic has lessened Bitcoin’s dominance, with total assets under management for Bitcoin-related investment products falling 20% to $39 billion in December, according to a report from CryptoCompare. The decline reduced Bitcoin products’ portion of total digital-asset investment vehicles to 67.8% from 70.6%, […]

Millennial and Gen Z Survey 2021

We’ve had plenty of research and surveys of Millennials and now more understanding of Gen Z’s can help us understand the changing socio-economic environment. According to a Deloitte survey of over 8,000 Gen Zs, they seem to be the most vocal generation, likely to speak out against things like racism or sexism. Also like investors […]

Private Equity a Sellers Market

Private equity firms are paying an average premium of 45% for European companies in 2021, the highest since the data company Refinitiv started keeping records in 1980. In the US, the premiums hit 42% this year, the highest since 1999. UK-listed companies were taken private at an average premium of 47% this year. Source: Financial […]

Tech Spending in 2022 Forecast

An increased focus on investing in business outcomes as opposed to buying finished products underlies Gartner’s expectations for sustained growth in IT services — 9.8% in 2021, with a CAGR of 8.68% over the 2020-2025 period (second only to software at 11.9%). Also noticeable in Gartner’s forecast is a sharp near-$100 billion rise in spending […]

Pound Sterling on a Tear

The economic gloom is lifting so fast in the U.K. that even the skeptics are warming to the Pound Sterling which is up more than 4% from its January low. Thanks to one of the world’s fastest vaccine-rollout programs, the pound is winning fresh backing as the faster-than-expected recovery fuels speculation that the Bank of England is […]

Consumer Spending on the Rebound

Consumer spending as a whole is set to rebound strongly post Covid19. However, the recovery is likely to be uneven with high-income households with members who could work remotely being in a better position to spend. Low-income households will likely not return to 2019 spending levels by 2024, especially US families that have lost jobs […]