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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. »


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.  »


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).  »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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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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:  ... »

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