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All aboard for Lapland

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:20

The manager of Finnish airports, Finavia, reports that Lapland has been fully prepared for a busy winter season, with air traffic volumes expected to be the highest since 2007, and some 500 charter and scheduled flights arriving in Lapland in December. »

Nicolas Palate, CACEIS

Equity Bridge Financing solution helps improve IRR

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:16

CACEIS offers private equity fund managers bridge financing solutions that allow them to delay the process of collecting capital commitments from investors, thereby enhancing the internal rate of return of the fund.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Business Development Manager at Circle Partners

A one-stop shop solution to launching Malta funds

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:51

Circle Partners (Circle) is an independent fund administrator with offices across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong. Circle has the ability to set up sub-funds on its Luxembourg SICAV and guide start-up managers through the whole process of bringing a new fund to market in all major fund jurisdictions.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:09

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK. »

Suryanshu Mishra

Understanding the role of the depositary

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:26

There are a number of important considerations for a fund manager, especially a start-up, when it comes to selecting an onshore depositary to an onshore AIF. But before these are explored, it is perhaps worthwhile explaining exactly what the role of the depositary is under AIFMD, given that alternative fund managers have never had to use one before. »

Jerry Lees

Full service solution to start-up hedge funds

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:22

There are a multitude of costs that a start-up alternative fund manager faces today, especially with respect to those looking to establish a hedge fund under AIFMD. From regulatory costs and waiting to receive FCA authorisation, to office and IT and staffing costs, the amount of burn capital that managers initially account for can rapidly disappear down the drain.  »

Owain McNeill

Chapter 3: Selecting service providers

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:19

For those wishing to set up a standalone Alternative Investment Fund, getting the right service providers in place is crucial to the manager's long-term success and reputation. The following sections detail what to look for when it comes to appointing four key service providers: »

Jeffrey Rosenthal

Chapter 3: Selecting service providers

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:54

Choosing appropriate service providers is one of the cornerstones to creating a successful hedge fund business.  »

Frank Napolitani

ODD considerations for start-up managers

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:49

Operational due diligence or "ODD" are arguably three of the most important words for any start-up manager hopeful of attracting new investors. Such is the level of expectation among institutional investors today that even if the manager only has USD20-30m in AUM and outsources the CFO function, operationally they still must look and act like a serious outfit.  »

ING provides term loan for the refinancing of the Atrium Office Building

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 15:41

ING Real Estate Finance has provided a 5-year term loan to Icon Real Estate for the refinancing of the Atrium office building in the Zuidas in Amsterdam. ING acted as sole arranger and underwriter. »

Kavitha Ramachandran

Considerations for appointing an external AIFM

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 12:33

One of the biggest decisions for fund managers under AIFMD is whether or not to appoint an external AIFM. But as management companies, many of whom have experience supporting traditional managers under the UCITS framework, continue to espouse the virtues of outsourcing the ManCo function, alternative fund managers in different geographies are beginning to understand the benefits of going down this path.  »

James WIlliams

Considerations when selecting a depositary to an AIF

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 12:29

Under Article 21 of the AIFMD, any AIFM running an EU-based AIF is required to appoint a single full scope depositary to carry out four core duties: cash monitoring, safekeeping and verification of assets and general oversight of the AIF. For EU managers with experience of running UCITS funds alongside their offshore Cayman fund(s), this arrangement is a familiar one, but for AIFMs marketing non-EU AIFs into Europe, the concept of appointing a depositary is unfamiliar.  »

Michel van Zanten, Circle Partners

The importance of independent service provider integration

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:44

Collaboration is extremely important for any service provider looking to do business in Luxembourg and in that respect, Circle Partners (`Circle'), an independent fund administrator, is no exception.  »

Cindyrella Amistadi, Credit Suisse

Key areas of support for alternative fund managers

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:35

MultiConcept Fund Management SA ("MultiConcept") is an AIFM and UCITS IV fund Management Company. Established in Luxembourg in 2004, MultiConcept has approximately CHF10.7 billion in assets under administration. It currently has 20 umbrella structures with 89 sub-funds.  »

SLI Property Income Trust completes extensive asset management programme

SLI Property Income Trust completes extensive asset management programme

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 16:32

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust has completed an asset management programme on its largest asset, White Bear Yard, an office building in Farringdon, London. »

Omni Partners subsidiary Amicus completes GBP100m securitisation

Omni Partners subsidiary Amicus completes GBP100m securitisation

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:26

Brookland Partners has advised Omni Partners subsidiary, Amicus, on the completion of Amicus Mortgage Finance 2015-1, the UK’s first securitisation to focus solely on UK short term property loans, with loan terms ranging from 6-18 months.  »

Carey Olsen advises on Market Tech deal

Carey Olsen advises on Market Tech deal

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 13:46

Carey Olsen has acted for Market Tech Holdings Limited on a GBP200m placing on the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market in a move that is designed to facilitate a step up to the LSE's main market this year. »


Noerr advises Deutsche Invest Equity Partners on PlanetHome deal

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 14:21

Noerr has advised the Munich financial investor Deutsche Invest Equity Partners on the acquisition of a participation in PlanetHome AG structured as a co-investment with the US financial investor AP Capital Investments.  »

Julian Hindmarsh

Howard Kennedy advise PEP&CO on 50 new stores in 50 days

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:07

Law firm Howard Kennedy is advising retailer PEP&CO on its ambitious plans to open 50 new stores over the next 50 days. »

Stephane Enguehard, Head of Product Development for Alternatives and Multi-Management at Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor: A multi-management approach to fund selection and portfolio construction

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:33

Lyxor Asset Management has cemented a reputation for its hedge fund solutions expertise, but as regulation and investor preferences change, the firm has evolved to offer multi-management solutions to support investors in fund selection, portfolio construction and infrastructure services. »

Todd Partridge, IntraLinks

Cyber security – A multi-pillar approach

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 08:09

Intralinks’ Todd Partridge (pictured) advises a multi-pillar approach to guard against cyber attack.   »


LPFA appoints Apollo as alternative credit manager

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 17:00

The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has selected an affiliate of Apollo Global Management as its alternative credit manager.  »


Noerr advises Oddo on successful placement of EUR300 million bond of ADLER Real Estate

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 09:00

Law firm Noerr has advised Oddo Seydler Bank and Oddo & Cie on the successful placement of a corporate bond of Adler Real Estate AG.  »

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Capita launches fully automated Annex IV reporting service  

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:00

Capita Asset Services has extended its range of services for UCITS and alternative investment funds with the introduction of fully automated Annex IV reporting to both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Central Bank of Ireland. »

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Kennedy Wilson closes sale of San Antonio’s historic Aztec Theatre

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 15:00

Kennedy Wilson represented both the buyer and the seller in the sale of the 112,000-square-foot building known as the Aztec Theatre, a historic mixed use building located at 201 East Commerce Street in San Antonio. »

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European real estate investors urged to sharpen focus on macro risks

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 09:00

Investors in European real estate are being urged to sharpen their focus on the growing range of macro risk factors impacting the region in order to take advantage of real growth potential in the real estate markets. »


HKIA appoints Turner & Townsend to support third runway project

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 21:00

Turner & Townsend is to provide master-planning, procurement strategy and risk management services for the development of the new three-runway system (3RS) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). »


Ogier advises on Jurys Inn check out

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 12:45

Ogier has advised on the GBP680 million sale of the Jurys Inn hotel group to US private equity firm Lone Star. »

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Jersey launch for new ICSA offshore finance qualifications

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:30

ICSA, the Institute for professionals working in governance and compliance, is holding an introduction to their new Level 4 International Finance and Administration (IFA) qualifications on 29 January n Jersey. »


Miura launches automated AIFMD reporting application ARAN

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 17:00

Miura Consulting’s ARAN solution is now supporting Fund clients with an automated “plug-and-play” AIFMD submission service.  »


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