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AMF Fastigheter breaks ground on Urban Escape Stockholm

AMF Fastigheter breaks ground on Urban Escape Stockholm

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 10:23

AMF Fastigheter has partnered with Microsoft to launch the construction for its 130,000 sq m Urban Escape Stockholm regeneration, through a unique gaming collaboration with Minecraft and a group of schoolchildren. »

LCP launches Super Fund, LCA III, 

LCP launches Super Fund, LCA III, 

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:24

LCP has launched a “super” fund, London Central Apartments III (LCA III), a publicly quoted company that invests exclusively in the mainstream private rented sector in Prime Central London.  »

Real estate finance

Raising real estate capital in Boston

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:04

Preqin’s Real Estate Online provides comprehensive profiles for the 49 institutional investors based in Boston that actively invest in the real estate asset class, collectively representing over USD1.1 trillion in assets under management. The largest proportion of institutional investors are foundations, representing a quarter of investors located in the city. Boston has a strong private wealth industry; a fifth of real estate investors based in Boston are wealth managers and a further 14 per cent are family offices. »

CI Investments launches global real estate and US dollar income mandates

CI Investments launches global real estate and US dollar income mandates

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 07:49

CI Investments has launched Signature Real Estate Pool and CI US Income USUSD Pool, as well as an expanded choice of funds within CI Private Investment Management, a program for affluent investors. »

International Ethics Coalition takes a major step forward

International Ethics Coalition takes a major step forward

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:15

The International Ethics Coalition, a growing organisation of almost 50 real estate professional bodies from around the world, launched at the United Nations in October 2014, has completed the first stage of its work.  »

Crowdahouse relaunches with P2P lending

Crowdahouse relaunches with P2P lending

Fri, 14/08/2015 - 10:58

Crowdahouse, a pioneer in equity-based crowdfunding, has relaunched as an asset backed peer to peer (P2P) lending platform. »

Connected Investors launches global real estate crowdfunding gateway

Connected Investors launches global real estate crowdfunding gateway

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 14:32

Connected Investors has launched an aggregated real estate crowdfunding marketplace. For the first time, investors will be able to quickly locate and evaluate investments available across the real estate crowdfunding industry in the US and around the world. »

Fund raising

Real estate fundraising: Time on the road

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 12:17

The average time taken for private real estate funds to reach a final close so far this year is the longest it has ever been. This extract from Preqin Real Estate Spotlight: August 2015 explores the key trends that emerge when comparing time on the road to fundraising success and past performance in an increasingly competitive market. »

Portcullis Asset Management launches in Malta as third-party AIFM

Portcullis Asset Management launches in Malta as third-party AIFM

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 13:58

Portcullis Asset Management Limited is launching as a Malta based Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) to assist alternative investment funds to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD). »

Prydis completes GBP3.3m fundraise for ‘The Ship’

Prydis completes GBP3.3m fundraise for ‘The Ship’

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 14:19

Prydis has completed a fundraising for Burrington Estates, enabling the purchase of ‘The Ship’, formerly a Daily Mail Group building, in Plymouth. »

Time Investments launches first long income commercial property fund for retail investors

Time Investments launches first long income commercial property fund for retail investors

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 15:20

TIME Investments has launched TIME:Commercial Freehold, offering retail investors the opportunity for the first time to derive stable, long-term income from investments in commercial freeholds. »

ULI UK to launch UrbanPlan Real Estate Education Initiative in UK schools this Autumn

ULI UK to launch UrbanPlan Real Estate Education Initiative in UK schools this Autumn

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 07:31

Following a successful pilot, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will launch its UrbanPlan educational initiative in schools across the UK in November 2015.  »

Money

Private equity fund performance and dry powder update: Q2 2015

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 00:18

Featuring the latest data, this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q2 2015 looks at the rising amount of dry powder in the industry and up-to-date performance statistics. »

EDHEC-Risk Institute launches new EDHEC IEIF Quarterly Commercial Property Index (France)

EDHEC-Risk Institute launches new EDHEC IEIF Quarterly Commercial Property Index (France)

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:17

EDHEC-Risk Institute has launched the new EDHEC IEIF Quarterly Commercial Property Index (France), which replaces the EDHEC IEIF Commercial Property Index (France). »

Analysis

Hedge fund launches in Q2 2015

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 09:57

The latest hedge fund launch data is analysed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q2 2015, which looks at the structure, location, investment focus and strategy of hedge funds launched in the second quarter. »

US dollars

Private debt fund performance and dry powder, Q2 2015

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:27

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Debt, Q2 2015 offers insight into the annualised contributions and distributions of direct lending and mezzanine funds, as well as examining the current record levels of dry powder in the asset class. »

Sack of dollars

Private Equity Fundraising in Q2 2015

Sun, 19/07/2015 - 11:23

Private equity fundraising is analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q2 2015, featuring the latest data and breakdowns by fund strategy and geographic focus.  »

Ben Morgan

UK Mortgages Limited launches new fund through Guernsey

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 07:38

Carey Olsen's investment funds practice in Guernsey has advised bond fund house TwentyFour Asset Management on the launch of UK Mortgages Limited, an investment fund listed on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE).  »

Chicago

Raising real estate capital in Chicago

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 17:26

Preqin’s Real Estate Online provides comprehensive information on 76 institutional investors based in Chicago that actively invest in real estate, which collectively represent over USD57 billion invested in the asset class. Nearly a quarter of all institutional real estate investors based in Chicago are foundations (Fig 1), closely followed by private sector pension funds (20 per cent), and endowment plans, public pension funds and wealth managers, which each comprise 13 per cent of the total number.  »

The founders of ALTO Real Estate

Mody Kidon’s ALTO Real Estate Fund raises approx USD100m

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 08:29

ALTO Real Estate Fund, headed by Co-Founders Mody Kidon and Yaniv Melamud (pictured), has recently completed the third round of fundraising for its second fund, ALTO Fund II, which will ultimately total approximately USD125 million. »

Curits Shoch

Inland Securities Corporation raises almost USD240m in Q2

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:27

Inland Securities Corporation has raised approximately USD238 million of capital in the second quarter of 2015 for Inland Real Estate Income Trust, a public, non-listed REIT sponsored by Inland Investments, and private placements sponsored by IPCC. »

India flag

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.  »

pounds

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. »

announcement

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. »

green light

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.  »

UK flag

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.   »

announcement

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”.  »

dollars

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.  »

rocket launch

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).  »

Cayman islands

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. »

features
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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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