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More banks clubbing together to fund commercial real estate

Euro ECB

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 07:00

A new set of league tables have been launched today highlighting the resurgence of syndicated commercial real estate (CRE) lending across EMEA. ...Read more


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The Divergence of fortunes between US and European funds of hedge funds in 2014

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:35

The fortunes of European and US funds of hedge funds have become increasingly polarized over the past year, as the 2015 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report found. In an extract from March’s edition of Preqin’s Hedge Fund Spotlight, we look at this trend and assess whether it is likely to persist in the longer term. »

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Paramount Group appoints Michael Walsh as CFO

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 13:30

Real estate investment trust Paramount Group has appointed Michael Walsh as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective 26 March, 2015.  »

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Lend Lease partners with L&Q to deliver affordable homes at Elephant & Castle

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 09:00

LEND Lease has signed a significant master agreement with UK housing association L&Q for the management of the affordable housing across its Elephant & Castle regeneration project. »

Frankfurt, Germany

blackolive to help with marketing of Frankfurt’s Gateway Gardens

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 06:00

Grundstücksgesellschaft Gateway Gardens has struck a deal with Frankfurt real estate advisor blackolive advisors for the marketing of Gateway Gardens, a new district at Frankfurt Airport City. »

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JC Rathbone Associates and Laxfield Capital launch JCRA Laxfield

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:00

JC Rathbone Associates and Laxfield Capital have teamed up to launch a new real estate finance advisory business, JCRA Laxfield, which will advise borrowers on all aspects of commercial property finance in the UK and Europe. »

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Generali Real Estate chooses Taliance’s GlobalAsset solution

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:30

Generali Real Estate, is broadening its use of Taliance’s front office platform, GlobalAsset, using the solution to unify its workflows and reporting processes in support of its global asset management operations. »


Orava REIT issues secured notes of EUR20 million

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 14:30

Orava Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has issued secured notes of EUR20 million, with a maturity of five years due on 1 April 2020. The notes bear a fixed interest rate of 4.25% per annum.  »


Redevco obtains BREEAM certificate for Belgian retail park

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 09:00

Redevco has obtained a ‘BREEAM International Post Construction’ certificate with a score of ‘GOOD’ for it’s ‘Shopping Pajot’ retail park on Bergensesteenweg in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, near Brussels.  »

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Arcadia takes major pre-let at Bracknell

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 06:00

The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, a 50:50 Joint Venture between Legal & General Capital and Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (“SREF”), has agreed a 20,000 sq ft pre-let to Arcadia at its Northern Retail Quarter development in Bracknell Town Centre. »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »


Dollar strength tips Fed towards later rate rise

Keith Wade, Schroders

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:51

Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist...»

UCITS V fine tunes investor protection

Rolf Bachner, Managing Director, EMEA Funds Product Manager, BNY Mellon

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:37

Rolf Bachner (pictured), Managing Director,...»

Real estate growth – China's weakest link

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior strategist, multi-asset, responsible for Emerging Markets at ING Investment Management

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:52

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior strategist, ...»

A contrarian case for Brazil

Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 11:41

Political will is the key to Brazil...»

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