K2 Advisors

Franklin Templeton adds PE secondaries business

Franklin Templeton has acquired Lexington Partners, a $57 billion firm that provides secondary private equity and co-investment funds. With over $200 billion in alternatives AUM, Franklin Templeton owns a variety of private markets firms including Clarion Partners (private real estate); ...

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Hedge funds and ESG: An investor’s perspective

While hedge funds have been slow to adopt sustainability, diversity, and inclusion best practices, managers are starting to catch up. Some hedge fund managers have incorporated ESG metrics into their research processes and portfolios in the past, but over the ...

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Hedge funds vs. inflation

As institutional investors consider alternative investments in anticipation of market shifts, inflation is a new factor that could impact hedge fund portfolios acutely. As inflation fears swirl with the greater post-pandemic demand for consumer and industrial goods, it is likely ...

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K2 eyes sector-driven hedge fund gains

The $10.7 billion fund of hedge fund firm K2 Advisors is as bullish as ever on its long/short equity investments, as officials expect active sector-oriented management to create alpha in the next 12 months as the U.S. stock market continues ...

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Connecticut names FoHF finalists

This week the Investment Advisory Council considered a wide range of new mandates totaling more than $1 billion as the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds further diversify the $38 billion pension fund portfolio. Trustee were presented with three finalists ...

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