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Wind Turbine

Harworth opens wind turbine project at former colliery in Derbyshire

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:45

Harworth Estates has completed the installation of a 500KW wind turbine at the former Arkwright surface mine, close to the village of Duckmanton, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, in partnership with Energy Prospects Co-operative Ltd. »

social media

Social media tips for investment managers

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:05

The rise of social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter has been unprecedented over the last couple of years. LinkedIn now has some 313 million users and in Q2 2014 its revenues rose by 47 per cent to USD534m reported the Wall Street Journal on 31 July 2014. »

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RealConnex launches online real estate deal marketplace

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 10:32

RealConnex has launched an online platform connecting the entire real estate ecosystem in one marketplace that allows investors, lenders, developers, construction companies and other service providers to access professional opportunities in real time. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

SCOR Global Investments adopts Taliance’s GlobalAsset platform

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 11:21

SCOR Global Investments is to adopt Taliance's GlobalAsset solution, a platform for carrying out analyses and financial projections in the management of property and other real assets. »

Magnifying glass

Pacific Fund Systems delivers automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:54

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS) has delivered an automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution in the latest release of its PFS-PAXUS fund accounting and share registry software platform. »

Lisa Smith, Eze Castle Integration

SEC alert places cyber security risk at forefront

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Cyber security has quickly become a headline risk for hedge fund managers. On 15 April 2014, the SEC issued its Cyber-Security Risk Alert, a detailed 26-point questionnaire that aims to address various elements of a hedge fund’s technical and operational infrastructure to determine how vulnerable it is to cyber attacks and data theft. »

Brian Storms, Liquid Holdings

Financial intermediaries in the driver’s seat

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

New York-based Liquid Holdings Group has developed a real-time risk analytics solution for those who manage multiple accounts, traders or strategies, and as a result require an aggregate view of market and liquidity risks. The new solution, LiquidFIRM (Financial Intermediary Risk Management), is the latest addition to Liquid’s cloud solutions and services. »

risk

Technology helps unravel risk management complexity

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Hedge fund investors are taking a more measured approach to their allocation process. They want to understand the alpha proposition and the risk-weighted return profile of a manager but, as important as market risk is, they want assurances that operational risk is being demonstrably managed. »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard APT

APT Enterprise: integrated risk management

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald (pictured), COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »

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Keystone Real Estate Placement selects Yardi Voyager 7S in Europe

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 16:00

Keystone Real Estate Placement is to manage its office and real estate assets through Yardi Voyager 7S. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Data management and reporting solutions are key to achieving operational efficiency

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:32

It’s a fair assumption to say that the proliferation of hedge fund regulation has spurred technology providers to produce newer, innovative solutions.  »

Rubik's Cube

The Rubik’s Cube conundrum – How to build a better data infrastructure

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:08

“The analogy I like to use is the Rubik’s Cube with all the colours mixed up. What we do is take clients through the process of realigning all their data – getting the colours of each block to match – to transform their data infrastructure,” says David van Rooyen, one of the founders of London-based Pomerol Partners. »

Regulation

Chatham Financial expands regulatory services ahead of EMIR and AIFMD deadlines

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:00

Chatham Financial has launched new services within its consulting practice and ChathamDirect Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to help fund managers navigate the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

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JLL EMEA selects Yardi Voyager for pan-European real estate platform

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:02

JLL’s EMEA property and asset management group has signed a 10-year agreement with Yardi to implement its Yardi Voyager 7S software platform for its clients. »

iPad

Meyers Research appoints VP of mobile technology and strategy

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 16:22

Meyers Research has appointed Todd Teta as vice president of mobile technology and strategy in conjunction with the opening of a new office in Dallas, its first location outside of California.  »

Clouds

TIAA Henderson Real Estate builds cloud platform

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:40

TIAA Henderson Real Estate employed next-generation cloud based technologies in the launch of its business, which went from conception to global operations in just nine months.  »

Regulation

Rise of big data to put UK financial services firms in regulatory firing line

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:00

The exponential growth of Big Data will trigger a sharp rise in UK financial services firms being investigated, and potentially fined, by regulators, according to Data-as-a-Service provider Anomaly42. »

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Virtusa and Investor Analytics offer AIFMD reporting for hedge funds and alternative managers

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 10:04

IT service company Virtusa Corporation’s CSalt solution now integrates with Investor Analytics’ risk platform to streamline and simplify Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) Annex IV reporting. »

Man with laptop

Institutional Real Estate gives investors access to FundTracker database

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:00

Institutional Real Estate now provides qualified institutional real estate investors with unlimited, 24/7/365 access to its exclusive FundTracker database. »

Computer with family

PENSCO investors get access to FNEX.com

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 12:03

Alternative investment marketplace FNEX has teamed up with PENSCO Trust Company to enable PENSCO clients and their advisors to access FNEX.com through their PENSCO accounts. »

Man with laptop

eFront launches portfolio monitoring and reporting solution

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 12:06

eFront has launched FrontPM, a set of portfolio monitoring and analysis capabilities that aims to streamline and automate the gathering of portfolio company data and enable sophisticated performance analysis and reporting. »

Computers

JTC Group invests in FrontInvest IT platform

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 06:04

JTC Group’s funds arm has invested in an IT platform, FrontInvest, to bolster its capabilities in the funds sector. »

South Africa flag

South African fund administrator IDS Fund Services selects eFront solution

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 12:11

South African fund administrator IDS Fund Services has selected the eFront solution for its private equity and real estate fund administration operations. »

100

ARGUS Software AE platform passes 100 customer milestone

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 06:04

ARGUS Software, a provider of software solutions for the commercial real estate industry, has surpassed the 100 customer milestone on its ARGUS Enterprise (AE) platform. »

Money and calculator

CBRE Global Investors develops tool to measure impact of e-commerce

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 15:46

CBRE Global Investors has developed the e-RISC tool (e-commerce Rental Impact Simulator and Calculator) which allows its asset managers to assess the potential impact of e-commerce for each of its assets. »

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FactRight launches alternative investment product and sponsor due diligence report centre

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 15:06

FactRight has launched a secure online report centre to better serve the alternative investment due diligence community. »

Laptop

Advise Technologies releases upgraded AIFMD e-filing solution

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 12:16

Advise Technologies has released upgraded reporting and electronic filing software for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) to coincide with the new guidelines released by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). »

Real estate fund

ISIS Fund Services launches private equity real estate platform

Mon, 28/10/2013 - 05:11

ISIS Fund Services has launched a Private Equity Real Estate Platform (I-ReS) providing both property accounting and partnership accounting services to private equity funds that invest in real estate. »

Computer

Gravitas launches secure file sync and share service for alternative investment industry

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 06:02

Gravitas has launched Gravitas Atmosphere, a secure, private, cloud-based online file sharing, sync and storage service, for the alternative investment industry. »

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CBRE selects Vermilion Software for client reporting and communications platform

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 13:43

CBRE Limited has selected Vermilion Software to provide a streamlined client reporting and communications solution for client property management reporting.  »

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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.  ... »

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: ... »

Article
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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