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Catalyst Cap Intro events are investor driven and transactional events designed to facilitate raising assets to sophisticated alternative investing funds. They provide private meetings between active investors and successful fund managers in a certain strategy focus or asset class.
Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified for their active interest in an event’s focus. Managers are selected based on their investment strategy, performance track record, AUM, and general fit with the investors.
The events are exclusive, high-touch, business gatherings where we select, engage with, and host institutional quality members of the alternative investing industry.
Our sister company Catalyst Fund Advisors Inc. is providing traditional third party marketing & advisory services to funds wishing to raise capital. Mandates range from conceptualizing a marketing strategy, assisting in producing the marketing materials and organizing investor roadshows. Individual investors leads are generated and followed up on until closing.
For more information contact Catalyst Fund Advisors.
The Catalyst Capital Network serves three purposes. First, it pre-qualifies investors and allocators, so we can admit them to our cap intro events. It is important for us to have an understanding of the profiles of the investors we host, in order to maximize the time and resources of all our delegates.
Secondly, by joining the Network, investors and as managers will learn about what activities we have in the pipe-line and not miss a relevant event invitation. We also send out industry reports and news. And lastly, we occasionally make introductions between members in the Network.
Basically, joining the Network is a first step of getting to know each other and the participants in our part of the alternative investing industry.
Join the Catalyst Capital Network by filling in your information below, after which you will be sent a confirmation email. Investors will receive personal log-in details to complete your investor questionnaire.
Catalyst Financial Partners facilitates alternative asset investing. Founded in 2008, Catalyst Financial Partners is a specialist investor events and services firm for the private funds industry. We link together alpha-oriented private funds and institutional grade investors. The management of Catalyst has a deep network of institutional investors in in the US which makes up the bulk of allocations to the private investment funds industry in the world. The firm has particularly strong knowledge of family office investors as well as endowments and foundations, and their advisors.
UK and US work together to ensure smooth derivatives markets after Brexit
Mon 25, February, 2019
UK and US authorities are taking measures to ensure the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, no matter what form it takes, will not create regulatory uncertainty for derivatives market activity between the UK and US.
Fundamental equity long/short hedge fund strategies face a challenging environment. Three trends — more hedge funds running the strategy, lower aggregate alpha in the industry and fewer stocks — are causing the problems, according to a report by Novus.
Despite rocky 2018 performance, investors continue allocations to hedge funds
Tue 19, February, 2019
Despite a turbulent 2018, which culminated in year-end negative returns, assets under management (AUM) in the hedge fund industry are forecast to increase in 2019 and beyond as investors continue to look to these vehicles for downside protection, according to a report from Preqin.
More global interest in sukuk issuance for development projects
Mon 18, February, 2019
A growing number of non-regional organisations are turning to Islamic finance and in particular to sukuk to raise funds for infrastructure and development projects, according to UAE-based Dalma Capital Management.
Investors increase search for consistent ESG data to manage risks
Tue 12, February, 2019
Investors increasingly view global sustainability challenges as material to long-term financial performance. But they do not have enough information to manage the risks and capitalize on the opportunities of a world in transition?
Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019
Tue 12, February, 2019
Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.
Hedge funds end 2018 with just over $3tn AUM after redemptions and performance losses
Thu 24, January, 2019
Forty-two per cent of hedge fund managers were able to raise new capital in 2018. However, the majority reported redemptions and/or lost money in 2018, one of the most challenging years for the industry in a decade, according to eVestment.
Investor sentiment shifts to hedge fund investment
Tue 15, January, 2019
Slower global growth, rising interest rates and potential stock market reversal are all issues causing concern among investors and hedge fund managers, according to a BarclayHedge/MPI hedge fund investor survey.
2018 was not a good year for the global hedge fund industry. Funds ended a volatile 2018 in the red, with aggregate performance for December down 2.15 per cent and for the year at minus 4.86 per cent, according to eVestment data.
Mercer sees strong trends in 2019 likely to affect investor behaviour
Thu 13, December, 2018
The key themes and trends expected to influence economic and market dynamics in 2019. The investment themes institutional investors should consider in 2019 include the white waters of the late cycle, according to a report by global consultant Mercer.
Investing benefits from focus on social and environmental aspects
Wed 12, December, 2018
A focus on social and environmental elements on investment management can boost financial returns, according to research from impact investing consulting firm Tideline in partnership with Impact Capital Managers (ICM).
Emerging market focused hedge funds firmly in negative territory
Thu 29, November, 2018
Emerging markets hedge funds continued their run of poor performance into the third quarter of 2018 as global and emerging market regional equities, currencies and hedge funds all posted sharp declines.
Investors demanding more consistent ESG information before making investments
Thu 29, November, 2018
Institutional investors are now highly focused on long-term value, with the vast majority (97 per cent) saying they conduct either an informal evaluation or a structured, methodical evaluation of a target company’s non-financial disclosures when deciding future investments.
Series of indices track hedge fund volatility and risk levels
Wed 24, October, 2018
A series of indices targeting volatility have been created by Markov Processes International (MPI), a provider of investment research, technology, analytics and indices for the global investment management industry.
Hedge fund assets continue to suffer from redemptions with net flows flat YTD
Tue 23, October, 2018
Hedge fund redemptions in September were larger than normal. Investors removed an estimated $14.72bn from hedge funds in the month pushing third quarter net flows into negative territory with an estimated $5.71bn leaving the industry.
Hedge fund performance recovered in September from the less than stellar returns in August, according to Preqin data. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.14 per cent for the month.
Start-up managers favoured by most investors for opportunistic strategies
Tue 9, October, 2018
Limited Partners (LPs) are increasingly investing in first-time funds because they are more entrepreneurial, better placed to deliver specialist strategies and more likely to produce higher return than more established firms, according to a recent study.
Hedge funds gained in August, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data. The uplift came as US equities and the dollar expanded their divergence with non-US assets, emerging markets currencies extended losses and the US technology sector posted record gains.
$1bn hedge fund club continues to dominate industry as investors
Wed 23, May, 2018
As hedge fund performance picked up in 2017, net inflows rose to $3. 61tn assets under management (AUM) by the end of March 2018. Assets managed by firms with at least $1bn in AUM surged over the past year, according to Preqin data.
Institutional investors need better tools to compare hedge funds and return streams
Tue 22, May, 2018
The top reasons given for investing in hedge funds were the potential for improved returns, diversification benefits, knowledge-sharing and learning and access to asset classes that are otherwise hard to source and manage, according to a report by CEM Benchmarking.
Social enterprise and alternative investment manager extend co-operation
Thu 10, May, 2018
Dallas-based hybrid social enterprise Good Returns and Inverdale Capital Management have launched Guarantee-Investment-Values Strategies (GIVS), which takes into account an impact weighting and provides guarantee capacity for impact lending programmes.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has published its first liquidity assessment for bonds subject to the pre- and post-trade requirements of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and Regulation (Mifir).
Investors concerned with volatility, interest rate rises and goring geopolitical risks
Mon 23, April, 2018
February’s spike in volatility caused nearly half (42.1 per cent) of investors to adjust their equity market outlook, according to the results of a survey by BarclayHedge and Markov Processes International (MPI).
There is an overall increase in confidence for the leading financial centres. Signs of a bias towards stronger and more established centres are revealed in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 23).
Hedge fund creations outnumber closures at end of 2017 as AUM hits record high
Fri 23, March, 2018
Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations in the last quarter of 2017 for the second consecutive quarter. At the same time total hedge fund industry assets under management(AUM) started 2018 at a record $3.21tn.
Green bonds may represent a tiny proportion of bank borrowings but that share is set to rise, says a S&P Global Ratings report. It believes banks have a significant role to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy as they are key providers of funding.
Catella teams with Kriton Immobilien to offer real estate services
Mon 26, February, 2018
Catella and Kriton Immobilien have established Catella Asset Management (CAM), an asset management company catering to the growing demand for advisory services in professional real estate management for German and international investors.
China CR Capital Holdings launches AI focused market neutral arbitrage fund
Wed 21, February, 2018
China CR Capital Holdings has launched the CR-Wellington AI Fund SPC. The fund uses market neutral arbitrage strategies and high frequency trading techniques to capture returns by trading the same or highly correlated instruments.
US CFTC and UK regulator join forces to promote innovation in fintech
Mon 19, February, 2018
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed an arrangement to collaborate and support innovative financial technology (fintech) firms through each other’s initiatives.
Although the private equity industry is seeing an unprecedented period of fundraising with first-time funds accounting for a quarter of vehicles closed in 2017 they secured just 6 per cent of total capital raised. This was a 10-year low.
Saudi Arabia to introduce further changes to improve stock exchange functioning
Wed 10, January, 2018
The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has announced a series of measures to improve market access and efficiency, enhance liquidity, bolster investor security, mitigate risk and further align market practices with global best practices.
Institutional investors brace for global equity market correction
Fri 5, January, 2018
Seven out of 10 (71 per cent) institutional investors expect a global equity market correction of more than 10 per cent within 18 months, including nearly half (47 per cent) who expect it to happen within a year.
HFR launches indices tracking hedge fund cryptocurrency and blockchain strategies
Wed 13, December, 2017
Following the growth in investor interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, Hedge Fund Research (HFR) has launched two indices: the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index.
Hedge funds positive returns in November extend winning streak to 13th month
Tue 12, December, 2017
Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with a positive 0.47 per cent average return for the month, bringing year-to-date returns for the industry to 7.70 per cent, according to eVestment data.
ESG factors need to be embraced by institutional investors in 2018 says research
Tue 12, December, 2017
The move from quantitative easing to quantitative tightening, preparing for late cycle dynamics, political fragmentation and stewardship in the 21st century are the investment themes institutional investors should be considering for 2018.
Institutional investors challenge perceptions of CEOs on disruptive innovations
Mon 11, December, 2017
There is a significant gap between institutional investor expectations for disruption and how well prepared CEOs say their companies are to seize the opportunity disruption presents, according to a report from EY.
Global wealth market swelled by frontier and emerging market growth
Wed 1, November, 2017
The value of liquid assets held by the global population will exceed $100tn by the end of 2017, with frontier and emerging economies leading the way in terms of future growth according to a report by GlobalData.
Concerns over cyber security raised for financial services
Sat 20, May, 2017
Nine in 10 global cyber security and risk experts believe a cyber risk is systemic. They think simultaneous attacks on multiple companies are likely in 2017, according to a study by American International Group (AIG)
Institutional investors looking at fewer hedge funds and strategies particularly among CTA
Tue 25, April, 2017
Despite the return to form of hedge funds in the past year, some institutional investors remain cautious when it comes to hedge fund. There are fewer investors searching for funds across most strategies, according Preqin.
Investors expect more from hedge funds in 2017 as performance improves
Thu 9, March, 2017
Almost three quarters of investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to perform better in 2017 compared with 2016. Performance-based gains are expected to drive industry assets to reach $3.14tn by year-end.
Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds
Thu 16, February, 2017
Private equity firms are more optimistic about 2017, according to a survey by BDO. Over half (56 per cent) of fund managers see the investment environment as favourable with 44 per cent more pessimistic and think is it unfavourable. The later figure is the highest proportion since 2014.
Singapore regulator looks at extending transparency on short selling
Tue 17, January, 2017
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is looking at introducing enhanced transparency on the level of short selling in securities listed on Singapore’s approved exchanges, according to a briefing paper by legal firm Sidley.
Hedge funds celebrate outperformance in 2016 despite waning enthusiasm of some investors
Wed 11, January, 2017
Despite some high profile declines, the average hedge fund outperformed an equal weighted equity/fixed income benchmark for the second consecutive year and several segments showed that 2015 might have been an anomaly for the industry.
Concerns raised over Esma lack of understanding of distribution of financial products
Mon 9, January, 2017
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) seems to have little understanding of open architecture platforms, according to European Federation of Financial Intermediaries and Financial Advisers (Fecif).
Weak global recovery likely to continue as policymakers push fiscal stimulus
Mon 12, December, 2016
Several themes are shaping the global economy and markets with a number of likely scenarios resulting in a number of possible investment opportunities for portfolio allocation strategies across asset classes and sectors.
US investors move away from traditional asset classes to alternatives and favour managed f
Thu 8, December, 2016
Investment advisors are increasing allocations to strategies with lower correlation to traditional asset classes as they position client assets for potentially volatile market conditions in 2017, according to the latest quarterly US trends report by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Hong Kong and Switzerland sign landmark deal to distribute public funds
Fri 2, December, 2016
Hong Kong and Switzerland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on mutual recognition of funds and asset managers. The agreement will allow eligible Swiss and Hong Kong public funds to be distributed in each other’s market through a streamlined vetting process.
Legal implications of the US elections for multinational employers
Mon 21, November, 2016
As the political and economic implications of the 2016 US presidential elections begin to become clearer, multinational employers in the financial sector should consider some of the potential legal implications of the Trump presidency on both sides of the Atlantic.
Hedge funds look to techology to boost competitive edge
Fri 21, October, 2016
Hedge fund managers are increasing their investment in technology to create competitive advantages and to address regulatory and operational issues, according to a study by KPMG International, the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima) and Managed Funds Association (MFA).
Hedge fund assets hit high as inflows in third quarter rise
Thu 20, October, 2016
Total hedge fund industry assets under management rose to a record level in third quarter, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well established managers.
Investors unhappy with hedge fund communication efforts
Tue 4, October, 2016
There are large gaps in the investor relations and communication strategies of hedge funds. These differences could be a competitive advantage if funds significantly improve investor relations functions.
Systematic and discretionary hedge funds fight for investor favour
Thu 29, September, 2016
With advances in technology computer-driven systematic hedge funds have grown increasingly sophisticated and are now attracting considerable interest. However, it is still a challenge for most investors to choose between strategies.
Asset managers look to more automation of back office to help cut costs and improve effici
Wed 28, September, 2016
Improving automation of processes and regulatory reporting among top priorities for asset managers. Data centralisation is also another area targeted to help improve efficiency and cut reporting errors.
Amundi creates single alternatives platform as it aims to double AUM by 2020
Tue 27, September, 2016
Amundi has reorganised, launching a single platform to bring its capabilities in real and alternative assets (AI) together. The move makes Amundi one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe.
Listed private equity may offer way into asset class for investors that need liquidity
Tue 27, September, 2016
Listed private equity funds have recently been trading at wide discounts to net asset value of more than 20 per cent despite good investment performance over the last five years, according to data from Edison.
Italy puts Cayman on white list paving way for increased investment through alternative fu
Fri 2, September, 2016
Italy has now included Cayman Island funds on its white list. This means Cayman funds will be free to invest in Italian securities such as bonds and securitisation instruments and receive interest payments gross of withholding tax.
Investors continue to express dissatisfaction with hedge fund performance by removing an estimated $25.2bn in July, bringing year to date (YTD) net flows to negative $55.9bn, according to eVestment data.
Latin America-focused hedge funds report healthy advances in first half of year
Thu 18, August, 2016
Hedge funds investing in Latin America posted strong gains through mid-2016, reversing declines in four of the past five years, including the last three years, to lead all areas of hedge fund performance through the first half of 2016.
Money flows out of hedge funds as investors continue redemptions in second quarter
Wed 27, July, 2016
Investors redeemed a net $20.70bn from hedge funds in June, bringing the second quarter net flows to negative $10.68bn. The net flows in the first six months of the year were a negative $27.95bn, according to eVestment data.
Growing uneasiness about economic outlook but asset managers remain relatively optimistic
Mon 25, July, 2016
Concerns about job growth, political uncertainty and market volatility are of most concern to investment managers as optimism about the economic climate continues to rise, according to Northern Trust Asset Management’s latest quarterly survey.
Hedge fund AUM continues to rise as managers successfully navigate tricky market environme
Wed 20, July, 2016
Global hedge fund capital increased in the second quarter rising above the year-end 2015 level to reach the third highest quarterly capital total on record, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
Esma inches closer to extending fund passports to non-EU alternative investment funds and
Wed 20, July, 2016
The European Securities Markets Authority (Esma) has issued its advice on the extension of the alternative investment fund managers' directive (AIFMD) passport to investment fund managers and investment funds based in 12 non-EU countries.
Hedge fund bounce continues as most strategies report positive performance in July
Mon 18, July, 2016
Hedge funds posted gains through mid-July as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained 2.17 per cent and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index rose 1.03 per cent, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.
Hedge fund managers gloomy about performance outlook for 2016 with low single-digit return
Thu 14, July, 2016
Hedge fund managers are divided on the prospects in the second half of 2016. Over a third (35 per cent) believe the outlook for the hedge fund industry is positive as negative with 30 per cent maintaining a neutral outlook.
International NGOs playing increasing role in funding impact investing projects
Wed 13, July, 2016
The scale of economic and social problems, the complexity of the global environment and the myriad forces that pressure traditional models are resulting in creativity, innovation and types of collaboration. This trend is pronounced in the impact investing area.
Real estate and hedge fund managers secure most assets from institutional investors
Mon 11, July, 2016
Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally rose to $3.6tn at the end of 2015, up 3 per cent on the previous year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson.
A report from eVestment analyses an asset-weighted portfolio of the 30 largest reporting hedge funds to determine what market exposures, risk factors and performance expectations this institutional portfolio would create for an investor.
Emerging market-focused hedge funds lead strong March performance
Thu 7, April, 2016
Emerging market-focused hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
Silver tsunami will create investment opportunities
Tue 22, March, 2016
Aging populations worldwide will create investment opportunities in real estate, healthcare and technology, according to research from PGIM, the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial.
Appetite for hedge fund investment remains high with institutional investors
Fri 4, March, 2016
Investors are expected to increase allocations to the hedge fund industry by 3.5 per cent, pushing assets under management to over $3tn possibly ending the year with $3.2tn, according to Credit Suisse’s hedge fund investor survey.
Investors disappointed with hedge funds while private equity and real estate exceed expect
Wed 2, March, 2016
Investors have a conflicted attitude to alternative assets. Investors into private equity and real estate are for the most part satisfied. Those allocating to hedge funds and natural resources have a more negative perception, says data provider Preqin.
Institutional investors look to alternatives to generate higher returns in volatile market
Thu 4, February, 2016
Institutional investors are turning to alternative strategies in an effort to diversify their portfolio and generate better risk-adjusted returns in a volatile market, according to a survey by Natixis.