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Sunl Gopalan, Global Fund Media

Guide to Relocation 2017

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 14:48

The Global Fund Media Guide to Relocation 2017 is the sixth edition of this unique online publication being made available to the 50,000-strong audience of investment managers, institutional investors and fund service providers who read GFM's family of investment management newswires daily. »

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 16:25

The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe's fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. "Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore. »

r Jean C Farrugia, senior partner at DF Advocates

Malta ushers in the Notified AIF

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:54

On 10 June 2016, Malta burnished its reputation when the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) regime through the publication of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations in the Malta Government Gazette. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta’s service provider community sees good times ahead

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:48

Whether it’s providing AIFM management company solutions, depositary lite solutions, or simply providing start-up managers with a high-touch level of service, Malta’s service provider community continues to evolve with the times.  »

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of the Corporate and Finance practice group at Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Key features of Malta’s new regime

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:45

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of Camilleri Preziosi Advocates’s Corporate and Finance practice group, outlines the benefits of Malta’s Notified AIF (NAIF) regime… »

Paulianne Nwoko, Managing Director of Apex Fund Services (Malta)

Factors that make Malta an ideal fund jurisdiction

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:41

Apex Fund Services has been operating in Malta since 2008 and has seen, first hand, how quickly the island has evolved into one of Europe's leading onshore fund jurisdictions.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:09

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK. »

Sunil Gopalan

2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe - Introduction

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 14:25

The publication of this Guide comes as shockwaves from the UK's decision to withdraw from EU membership continue to reverberate across the world, raising several challenges for UK-based asset managers distributing across the EU. »

COIMA SGR and London & Regional announce renovation plans for two Lido di Venezia Fund hotels

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:30

The Lido di Venezia Fund, managed by COIMA SGR, has approved a EUR120 million plan to renovate the Excelsior and Des Bains hotels. »

Brunswick Real Estate ranked as the most consistent performing fund manager in the world within its category

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:40

Brunswick Real Estate’s investment management arm, Sveafastigheter, has been ranked as the Most Consistent Performing Opportunistic Closed-End Private Real Estate Fund Manager on a shared first position out of 34 firms and 184 funds fulfilling the selection criteria. »

Benson Elliot reaches EUR625 million hard cap as it wraps up fundraising for BEREP IV

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:39

UK-based private equity real estate fund manager Benson Elliot Capital Management has held  the final close of its pan-European fund Benson Elliot Real Estate Partners IV (BEREP IV) at EUR625 million, in excess of its initial target of EUR600 million.   »

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:31

Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, kicked off its annual funds conference on Thursday, celebrating 25 years of the Association. »

DoubleLine Infrastructure Income Fund opens to investors

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 16:51

The DoubleLine Infrastructure Income Fund as opened to investors through the open-end mutual fund's I shares (BILDX) and N shares (BILTX). DoubleLine launched the fund with internal capital earlier this year. »

KKR closes first European Real Estate Fund at USD739m

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 16:15

KKR has held the final closing of KKR Real Estate Partners Europe (REPE), a USD739 million fund focused on opportunistic investments in real estate and real estate-related transactions primarily in Western Europe. »

EFAMA’s AGM discusses regulatory and market activity within the funds industry

EFAMA’s AGM discusses regulatory and market activity within the funds industry

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:32

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) held it’s Annual General Meeting in Malta on 16 and 17 June, with regulatory and market activity taking centre stage. »

Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe executes follow-on primary public offering

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:44

Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, created in 2010 as an integrating platform in the Mexican hotel industry and a portfolio company of Nexxus Capital Private Equity Fund III, has performed a second public offering as a follow-on to the initial public offering that took place on September of 2014.  »

Aegon Asset Management US closes 46th fund offering

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 07:53

Aegon Asset Management US has closed a USD180 million national low-income housing tax credit fund, the 46th fund offering of Aegon USA Realty Advisors (AURA), a member company of Aegon Asset Management.  »

Dechert advises SilkRoad Property Partners on final close of latest real estate fund

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:37

Dechert has advised Singapore-based private equity real estate firm SilkRoad Property Partners as lead counsel in connection with the final close of its latest real estate fund, SilkRoad Asia Value Partners, at USD445.5 million, in excess of its USD350 million target. »

M7 closes third European investment fund at EUR125m

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 16:34

M7 Real Estate has held the final close of its third European investment fund, M7 European Real Estate Investment Partners III with total commitments of circa EUR125 million giving the fund a gross acquisition capacity of approximately EUR300 million.  »

Paramount closes Real Estate Debt Fund VIII with USD775m in commitments

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:47

Paramount Group has held the closing of the Paramount Group Real Estate Fund VIII, with USD775 million in commitments, primarily from German institutional investors.  »

Mayfair Capital closes second residential debt fund

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:45

Mayfair Capital Investment Management has completed a first close on its second London residential debt fund, Mayfair Capital Residential 2 (MCR2), with GBP17 million of commitments. »

AVI secures UK authorisation for Castel Residential Property Fund

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:34

AVI Fund Solutions’ Castel Residential Property Fund has been approved and authorised for marketing and distribution in the UK. »

Hermes Real Estate Senior Debt Fund completes GBP42 million loan

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 15:38

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes) has completed a GBP42 million loan for its Hermes Real Estate Senior Debt Fund. »

SL Green & Vornado complete USD900m refinancing of 280 Park Avenue

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 16:23

SL Green Realty Corp and Vornado Realty Trust have closed on the refinancing of 280 Park Avenue, a premier 1,250,000 square foot Manhattan office building that is held by the companies in a joint venture. »

Washington Trust provides USD10m in financing for two residential properties

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:53

Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group has provided USD4.7 million to Forest Hills Place Limited Partnership and USD5.3 million to Elm Regency Limited Partnership for the refinancing and capital improvements of two apartment buildings in West Haven, Connecticut. »

L&G commits GBP53m to Dover regeneration project

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:14

Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its Managed Property Fund, has committed GBP53.25 million to acquire and fund the development of St James, Dover, a new retail and leisure scheme at the heart of Dover town centre. »

Former UBS Fund disposes of Nova Praga office building in Warsaw, Poland

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 15:43

Acting in its capacity as advisor for a German depositary bank, who is currently administrating the German Special-AIF UBS (D) Sector 3 Real Estate Europe, UBS Real Estate GmbH has sold the Nova Praga office building in Warsaw to Mazovia Capital.  »

Rockspring holds fourth close for TransEuropean VI with a total of EUR428.5m

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 15:42

Rockspring Property Investment Managers has held the successful fourth close of Rockspring TransEuropean VI (TEP VI) having secured a further EUR211 million in commitments since the Fund’s first close in September 2015.    »

Natixis Pfandbriefbank finances a EUR90m sharia-compliant mortgage loan

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:37

Natixis Pfandbriefbank has provided a five-year EUR90 million sharia-compliant mortgage loan to a London-based investment company managing a fund for Middle East investors.  »

Sunil Gopalan

2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in the USA - Introduction

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:08

The hitherto opaque alternative investment funds (AIFs) industry has been making significant strides towards transparency, driven largely by the demands of institutional investors and global regulators, who want to see AIFs deliver clarity and accuracy in their trading and investor reporting methods. »


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