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Business as usual: 44 new investment funds were launched during first quarter 2017

by Denise DeChaine

total of 44 new investment funds were launched during first quarter 2017, making it the sixth consecutive quarter with that number registering 40 or more. As a group, the 44 new funds are seeking to raise approximately $26 billion.

Looking over the last six quarters it seems to be a pattern as the numbers have remained consistent, not only in the number of funds launched but also in fundraising volume.

The Americas strategy dominated the geographic focus with a targeted fundraising volume of $11.3 billions (43.9 percent). Although having the largest targeted fundraising volume, the strategy has the second largest funds launched.

Crow Holdings Capital Partners’ Crow Holdings Realty Partners VIII, a closed-end value-added fund, was launched in February and is seeking to raise $2 billion. The fund will primarily invest in class A

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