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BNP Paribas Securities Services awarded cross-border a.s.r. AIFMD mandate

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 06:03

BNP Paribas Securities Service has been mandated for a suite of services including depositary banking, global custody and fund administration by a.s.r. Real Estate Investment Management and a.s.r. Netherlands. »

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Aquila Capital secures global real asset mandate from large Asian institutional investor

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 06:02

Alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has been awarded a mandate from a large institutional investor in Asia for a global real asset portfolio. »

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Deutsche Bank wins fund services mandate from TIAA-CREF

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:00

Deutsche Bank has secured a fund services mandate from TIAA-CREF, one of the largest retirement systems in the US with approximately USD613 billion of assets under management. »

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LaSalle awarded GBP750m mandate from Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 06:24

Real estate investment manager LaSalle Investment Management has won a GBP750 million mandate from the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, the largest local authority fund in the UK. »

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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. ... »

Special report
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... »

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.  ... »

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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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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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