Moving on up
A total of 38 new investment funds were launched during third quarter 2019, continuing the rollercoaster of investment fund launchings. This hasn’t been the highest number of fund launchings in the last year, but the number does surpass the number of funds launched in second quarter 2019, 29 funds, and the number of funds launched in third quarter 2018, 35 funds. The new funds launched during third quarter 2019 are seeking an aggregate fundraising target of $19.3 billion. Despite being a higher number of funds launched than second quarter 2019, the fundraising target is lower than second quarter 2019’s target of $22.4 billion, and significantly lower than first quarter 2019’s target of $40.0 billion.
One thing similar to second quarter 2019 is the Americas region leading third quarter 2019 for the geographic focus strategy, launching 24 new funds with a targeted fundraising volume of approximately $13.5 billion (69.85 percent).
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