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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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Neuberger Berman launches global real estate securities UCITS fund

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 06:00

Neuberger Berman has launched the Neuberger Berman Global Real Estate Securities Fund, a sub-fund of its Irish-Domiciled UCITS fund umbrella, Neuberger Berman Investment Funds. »

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Augentius launches compliance consultancy for alternatives

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 11:00

Augentius, the global private equity and real estate fund administration specialist, has launched a new compliance consultancy, Augentius Compliance.  »

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Metrospaces launches first boutique hotel investment fund for Latin America

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:00

Metrospaces is to launch the first boutique hotel investment fund with a focus on Latin America, Boutique Hotel RE Partners, which will seek to raise USD15-25 million. »

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L&G and PGGM launch GBP475m London office joint venture

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 18:00

Legal & General Capital (L&G) and Dutch pension fund manager, PGGM, have launched a London Office joint venture partnership which has completed its first GBP67 million investment - 72 Broadwick Street in Soho.  »

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Principal Funds expands real estate offering with two new funds

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 15:00

Principal Funds has launched two new funds: the Principal Real Estate Debt Income Fund (class a:PRDYX and Class I) and the Principal Real Estate Allocation Fund (class a:PAEDX and Class I). »

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Acquire Real Estate launches new real estate investing platform for individuals

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:15

Acquire Real Estate has launched a new crowd investing platform providing accredited investors access to previously unavailable institutional-quality deals. »

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Strong private equity fundraising continues in 2014, but capital concentrated among fewer funds

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 12:26

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:  »

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INTERNOS to target EUR750 million in acquisitions following strong 2014

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 09:00

INTERNOS’s strategy for 2015 is to launch a range of new funds in parallel with the takeover of existing portfolios, a business line where INTERNOS has demonstrated considerable past success.   »

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iShares launches US real estate ETF

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:15

BlackRock has launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) that is an effective substitute for physical real estate –  the iShares MSCI Target US Real Estate UCITS ETF. »

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MERLIN Properties closes EUR940 million financing of BBVA Portfolio

Fri, 02/01/2015 - 11:00

MERLIN Properties has closed the financing of its fully owned subsidiary Tree Inversiones Inmobiliarias Socimi through a EUR940 million, 10-year debt facility secured against the Tree portfolio of assets, long-term leased to BBVA. »

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Mill Residential completes UK’s first ‘combined IPO’

Wed, 24/12/2014 - 15:03

The latest entrant to the AIM market has become the first company in the UK to float after securing investment from both crowdfunding and institutional investors. »

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Vandenberg Permanent launches USD1.5bn NYC Supertall real estate investment fund

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 18:00

Vandenberg Permanent has launched The Supertall Opportunity Fund, which will seek to raise USD1.5 billion through a private offering to invest in ultra-luxury office, hotel and condominium developments. »

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Solactive licenses new index for launch of IBI Israel Commercial Real Estate Tracking Fund

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:00

Solactive AG has licensed the Solactive - B-BRE Israel Commercial Real Estate Index which is used for the newly-launched IBI Israel Commercial Real Estate Tracking Fund issued by IBI Investment House. »

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SLI launches new commercial real estate debt fund

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 09:00

Standard Life Investments (SLI) has launched the Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund, which is structured as a limited partnership and designed for institutional investors. »

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AXA Real Estate starts marketing Paris office development QU4DRANS

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 09:00

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has launched the marketing of its QU4DRANS project development in Paris, on behalf of Development Venture III. »

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BNY Mellon Investment Boutique sees opportunity in liquid alternative investment

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 10:45

CenterSquare Investment Management, the real asset investment boutique for BNY Mellon, has launched an institutional investment strategy that invests in global infrastructure via publicly traded companies. »

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Dexion Capital and Brown & Co launch farmland venture

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 09:00

Dexion Capital and Brown & Co have launched a joint venture, Agricultural Asset Management (Agri-AM), which aims to bring the investment case for agriculture to a wider investor audience. »

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Tritax Big Box REIT plans institutional placing

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:45

Tritax Big Box REIT intends to proceed with an institutional placing (placing) of new ordinary shares (placing shares) at a price of 105 pence per share (placing price).  »

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Horizon’s new property fund to invest in strategic land development

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 15:15

Horizon Asset Management has launched the Protected Capital Property Fund, which will aim to achieve long term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of property-based investments in the UK. »

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GELF successfully prices EUR400m Eurobond

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 09:45

 The Goodman European Logistics Fund (GEL), Goodman Group's flagship managed fund in Europe, successfully priced its second Eurobond issue in two years under its EMTN programme. »

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Mill Group launches mainstream UK buy-to-let market REIT

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:30

Investors can now gain tax efficient exposure to the buy-to-let market without taking on the full cost of a property following the launch of the first mainstream UK residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). »

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Heitman launches European Real Estate Return UCITS fund

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 16:01

Real estate investment management firm Heitman has launched a new absolute return UCITS IV compliant fund, the Heitman European Real Estate Opportunities Fund (HERO). »

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Grand Coast Capital fund surpasses USD20m

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:01

Grand Coast Capital Group’s proprietary real estate fund, Grand Coast Capital Fund I, has raised over USD20 million in investment capital since inception in late 2013. »

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European private real estate fundraising doubles in 2014

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:19

So far in 2014, over EUR21bn has been raised by Europe-focused private real estate funds, almost twice the EUR11bn raised throughout the whole of 2013, according to Preqin. »

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Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

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Comment
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.  ... »

Article
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: ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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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:  ... »

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