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RootCorp launches India Debt and Yield Opportunities Fund

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:00

India/Middle East real estate specialist Sobha Group has teamed up with RootCorp to launch the India Debt and Yield Opportunities Fund, which will target UK and European institutional investors and family offices/ultra high net worth individuals.  »

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Scarborough launches GBP700m Middlewood Locks development

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:54

Scarborough Group International has revealed plans for its 24-acre Middlewood Locks development, a new residential and commercial neighbourhood located at the western gateway to Manchester’s Central Business District. »

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BMO Global Asset Management launches in EMEA

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 06:00

BMO Financial Group’s asset management business in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) will be rebranding as BMO Global Asset Management. »

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Prudential Investments launches Prudential Real Estate Income Fund

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 20:00

Prudential Investments has launched the Prudential Real Estate Income Fund (NASDAQ: PRKAX), a real estate strategy driven by investments principally in real estate investment trusts, or REITs, and other real estate securities.  »

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JLL strengthens corporate advisory and transaction capability in alternatives

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 17:30

JLL has launched a new team in the firm’s Alternatives Division in a move to enhance their capability to deliver corporate transactions of Alternative assets, such as Student Housing, Healthcare, and Self Storage, across the UK.   »

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SIX launches AIFMD service

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 15:00

Under AIFMD, alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) looking to market their funds within the EU, Switzerland, and EFTA countries need to obtain and maintain an “EU Passport”.  »

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Fengate Capital Management launches USD180m infrastructure fund mandate with Korean institutional investors

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 13:00

Fengate Capital Management has launched a USD180 million infrastructure fund mandate with KB Asset Management, the investment arm of KB Financial Group, a leading financial institution in Korea.  »

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Sutherland Asset Management launches middle-market and institutional commercial bridge lending platform

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 19:00

Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (Sutherland), a full-service real estate finance company managed by Waterfall Asset Management (Waterfall), has launched a focused bridge lending division, Ready Capital Structured Finance (RCS).  »

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Lawson Conner launches offshore investment management platform for Cayman Islands

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 17:00

Lawson Conner, a provider of investment management and compliance solutions to the alternative investment fund industry, has launched ‘Discovery’, an AIFM integrated offshore Investment Management Platform. »

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P2P commercial property platform Proplend launches online loan exchange

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 19:00

Peer to peer lending platform Proplend, a specialist in loans secured against UK commercial property. has launched a secondary market, the Proplend Loan Exchange (PLE), where active loans can be immediately bought and sold. »

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Just four infrastructure funds reach a final close in Q1 2015

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:31

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q1 2015 reflects on the first quarter’s infrastructure fundraising activity. »

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CrowdStreet launches private-label version of real estate crowdfunding platform

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 06:00

CrowdStreet has launched CrowdStreet Sponsor Direct, a new private-label platform that allows real estate operators and developers (sponsors) to offer crowdfunded real estate fundraising and investor management capabilities on their own branded website. »

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Altisource launches Residential Investor One Cooperative

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 13:30

Altisource Portfolio Solutions has launched Residential Investor One, a new cooperative designed to deliver savings and efficiencies for its members that will range from individual residential real estate “fix and flippers” to institutional investors managing larger home portfolios. »

Mutual funds

New First Investors mutual fund provides retail investors exposure to real estate companies

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 17:15

First Investors has launched a new mutual fund focused on companies in the real estate industry. The First Investors Real Estate Fund invests in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) – companies that own, manage or finance income-producing real estate. »

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JP Morgan Asset Management GRA launches dedicated direct real asset investment platform

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 20:00

JP Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets (GRA) has launched Tactical Direct Investments (TDI), a dedicated cross-real assets group. »

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Northwood Securities launches NWS International Property Fund

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 09:00

Northwood Securities has launched the NWS International Property Fund, which provides US investors with access to international real estate market by investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs). »

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Dreyfus and CenterSquare launch Global Infrastructure Mutual Fund

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 19:30

The Dreyfus Corporation and CenterSquare Investment Management have launched the Dreyfus Global Infrastructure Fund providing individual investors with access to the growth potential of global infrastructure assets. »

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More banks clubbing together to fund commercial real estate

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. »

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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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BlackRock launches UK real estate ETF

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 06:00

BlackRock has launched the iShares MSCI Target UK Real Estate UCITS ETF, its second exchange traded fund (ETF) that aims to achieve a risk and return profile similar to physical real estate. »

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Solactive offers new approach to REIT sector

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:00

Solactive AG has launched the Solactive Global SuperDividend REIT Index, designed to follow the stocks of REITs with both a high dividend yield and a low volatility, and used as underlying by the Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF (SRET). »

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Summit Investment Management and Keen Realty launch Keen-Summit Capital Partners

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 09:00

Keen Realty has teamed up with Summit Investment Management to launch Keen-Summit Capital Partners.  »

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New Pereview Software streamlines real estate investment management

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 16:30

Pereview Software has launched a new enterprise-scale, cloud-based platform for real estate investment managers that streamlines investment data and documents for the life of the asset. »

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Rectory Homes launches 6.25% corporate mini-bond

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

Residential property developer Rectory Homes has launched the ‘Rectory Homes Bond’, a secured five year fixed-term corporate mini-bond offering investors 6.25% gross interest per annum.  »

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Pi Labs announces inaugural intake and launches crowdfunding campaign

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 18:30

Property Innovation Labs (Pi Labs), Europe's first property-focused accelerator, has announced its inaugural intake of start-up companies and the launch of a crowdfunding campaign. »

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Lending Works launches two new Rate Locks

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:30

Peer-to-peer lender Lending Works is launching two new interest rates in response to demand from high quality borrowers. Lenders will earn 5% on money lent for up to three years and 6% for money lent for up to five years. »

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New closed-end fund platform from ALPS to support alternative investments

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:00

ALPS has launched the ALPS Interval Fund Platform, a structure built to support retail closed-end funds and interval funds. »

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Alter Domus launches new regulatory and compliance services

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 10:00

Alter Domus, a provider of fund and corporate services to private equity and real estate firms, multinationals, private clients and private debt managers, has launched a new Regulatory and Compliance Service.  »

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Lionpoint Group launches alternative investments portfolio monitoring, compliance & reporting service

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 13:00

Lionpoint Group has launched a new service to help alternative investments clients address manager and investor requirements for greater transparency of underlying portfolio companies and investment holdings.  »

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Pioneer Underwriters launches EU regulatory product for AIFMs

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 10:30

Pioneer Underwriters (Pioneer) has launched a new EU regulatory compliant product for alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).  »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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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... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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