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20th January 2020

Global VC performance reaches all-time high says eFront data

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance report, showing that venture capital funds globally reached their best ever performance in Q2 2019, surpassing the previous high recorded one year earlier. 

14th January 2020

 Five tech startups launch per hour as business formations reach new record in 2019

More than five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019, contributing to a record 681,704 new business formations over the year – a 2.8% increase from 2018. These are some of the findings of the Centre for Entrepreneurs’ sixth annual analysis of Companies House data. 


14th January 2020

New research charts fund finance's progress from niche to mainstream

Two-thirds (66%) of alternative investment professionals have a good understanding of the benefits of fund finance but cite negative perceptions among LPs as the biggest challenge to its wider adoption, according to a new survey commissioned by Intertrust [1], a global leader in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions, at a recent seminar they hosted in London.

13th January 2020

Half of UK and US firms predict a recession in 2020 while Chinese economy is set to grow

Just under half of firms in the UK (46%) and US (45%) predict their country will go into recession in 2020, while the Chinese economy is expected to maintain a solid 6-7% growth rate, according to new research released today by trade finance provider Stenn.

7th January 2020

Infrastructure funds show strong performance, says eFront data

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest research, showing that infrastructure funds globally deliver strong performance over long time periods, at low levels of risk.

7th January 2020

Climate Change, big data and ethical supply chains will be key trends in 2020 says Bureau Veritas

With 2020 expected to see major growth in compliance, leading testing, inspection and certification authority, Bureau Veritas, has revealed that a focus on tackling climate change, ‘Big Data’ and ethical supply chains will be the key trends in the year ahead.

16th December 2019

P2P bosses bullish about rule changes

THE VAST majority of peer-to-peer lending platform executives feel optimistic about the new rules that came into effect this month and their ability to comply with them, an exclusive Peer2Peer Finance News survey has revealed.

12th December 2019

Intertrust survey reveals private equity leaders' market expectations for 2020

A survey by Intertrust reveals that 69% of CFOs and COOs expect levels of dry powder to increase next year with 31% predicting it will become slightly harder to raise capital in 2020.

12th December 2019

Top performing investment company sectors over 2019

According to the AIC's 2019 sector round-up, Technology & Media was the top-performing investment company sector over the year to 30 November, data from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) can reveal. The sector produced an impressive return of 34%over the year so far, compared to the average investment company return of 14% over the same period.

9th December 2019

Invest but have no input is the best way for government funding to be a success

Governments that invest in businesses, but then have no say on any decisions made by company managers, are much more likely to see their investments be a success, according to new research by Vlerick Business School.

9th December 2019

Shorter holds equal better performance for buyout funds says eFront

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest research on private equity, venture capital, real estate and other alternative asset vehicles, comprising data from more than 4,000 funds globally.

6th December 2019

Buy & Build activity in first half of 2019 reaches highest level for 20 years

European Buy & Build activity in the first half of 2019 reached the highest level ever recorded, led by the Nordic region, according to Silverfleet Capital’s European Buy & Build Monitor

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