The accessibility of data has made our lives easier, but there is room for improvement as far as security is concerned, especially for hedge funds.
2015 is on track to match 2014’s annual fundraising total. Through Q1 of 2015, 151 private equity funds secured $94 billion in capital commitments.
In the first half of 2014, private equity fundraising had over $222 billion of capital having a final close — up 17% over the same period from last year.
With structural tailwinds still in place, private equity continues to see a steady increase in fundraising activity. According to Preqin, $431Bn of new capital was closed in 2013, the highest amount since 2008.