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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

2015 set for even higher levels of private equity investment following strongest year since crisis

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:12

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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Regulators to focus on market abuse, says survey

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:00

Market abuse is expected to be one of the primary focuses of regulators in the coming year, according to a global survey of nearly 300 finance professionals conducted by Kinetic Partners.  »

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UK gets the AIFMD vision, US, not so much, says survey

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:30

Some 61% of London AIFMs feel the AIFMD has opened up new opportunities in Europe, according to research by KNEIP. By contrast, only 35% of New York AIFMs agree with their European counterparts. »

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Investment in real estate looks set to continue rising in 2015, says survey

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 14:00

Nearly 46% of investors have declared their intention to increase allocations to global real estate, with EUR42.5 billion being targeted at this asset class in 2015.  »

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Company culture is key to avoiding regulatory problems, says Kinetic Partners’ survey

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 13:00

Company culture is the most important factor cited in avoiding regulatory problems, according to Kinetic Partners’ survey of almost 300 financial services professionals.  »

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Private debt: A fundamental shift in markets or a temporary yield play? – January 2015

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 13:04

In the midst of a shifting market environment, alternative fund managers are experiencing a surge of demand for primary financing activity. The increasing demand for private debt investment products and, as a result, the increase in private debt holdings, has raised questions as to whether we are seeing a fundamental shift in markets, or if this is a temporary yield play. A temporary yield play can be defined as a short-term strategy employed by fund managers to generate profit for clients, with no plans to extend the strategy past a short-term view. »

Christopher Elvin, Head of Private Equity Products, Preqin

Global venture capital financing up 58% in 2014

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:59

The amount of capital invested by venture capital fund managers in young companies reached USD87bn in 2014, over 58% more than the capital invested in 2013. Preqin’s Head of Private Equity Products, Christopher Elvin (pictured), analyses the latest data: »

Liquidity

DeAWM survey reveals opportunities and challenges in alts markets

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:00

Alternative investments remain squarely in the growth phase, with investors across the globe looking beyond absolute returns as they seek to incorporate liquidity needs, regulatory status and transparency in allocation decisions.  »

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More investors calling time on poorly performing funds, says INREV

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 15:45

Investors are increasingly prepared to liquidate non-listed real estate funds that fail to deliver the expected level of return, according to research by INREV. »

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UK Commercial Property provides investors with strongest returns in 2014

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 18:45

Investment returns on UK Commercial Property grew by 20.1% in the year to October, the highest among the nine1 key asset classes in this review according to new research by Lloyds Bank Private Banking.  »

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Investor appetite for residential investments increases in Europe, says Catella

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 20:15

A research report compiled by IPD and Catella shows that the residential markets in Europe are in focus for investors today.  »

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Institutional real estate investors embrace Master-KVG structure, says survey

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 20:00

German institutional real estate investors are increasingly embracing the Master-KVG structure, which is based on the principle of separate asset management and administration, according to Universal-Investment survey. »

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Russia surpasses UK as Europe’s second largest shopping centre market

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:35

Russia has now overtaken the UK as Europe’s second largest shopping centre market, according to new research from global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield. »

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C&W survey reveals attitudes to the impact of e-commerce on the European shopping centre market

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 20:30

‘While just one of a number of factors driving the market, e-commerce is having the most significant impact on the European shopping centre market.’ according to a new survey by Cushman & Wakefield.   »

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New York overtakes Hong Kong as world’s most expensive shopping location

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 14:00

New York’s Upper Fifth Avenue has overtaken Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay as the world’s most expensive shopping destination, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

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State Street Research predicts widespread increase in pension fund risk appetite and alternative allocations

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 06:00

Over the next three years, 77 per cent of pension funds expect their appetite for investment risk to increase to enable them to meet long-term liabilities and deliver optimal value for members.   »

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Retail property set for a bumper Christmas, says C&W

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 09:00

Retail property is in strong demand across most of Europe and investors are not only turning to new markets but also taking on more risk as they seek out opportunities, according to research by Cushman & Wakefield. »

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Demand for debt increasing but average LTV ratios falling as borrowers show restraint, says Laxfield Capital

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 18:34

Demand for debt finance is increasing, with total loan requests over the last six months 27% higher by volume compared to the previous six-month period, according to Laxfield Capital’s late USCRE Debt Barometer.  »

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Euro wealth managers must change in response to consolidation and generational wealth transfer

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 18:14

A report by JP Morgan Asset Management and Oliver Wyman outlines changes reshaping the European wealth management industry and identifies factors that will separate winners and losers. »

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Real estate investors become more creative in the search for yield

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 09:47

Investors are executing a wider range of strategies, precipitated by near record low yields for core assets and continued improvements in sentiment, according to a new research report by Invesco Real Estate. »

Stability

Alternative asset managers stable despite risks of elevated dry powder, says Fitch   

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 14:30

Alternative Asset Managers continue to operate with elevated levels of uncalled investment capital, or dry powder, at a time when credit markets are frothy and valuations are high, according to Fitch Ratings.  »

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PENSCO study finds increasing appetite for alternative investments

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 12:01

A majority of PENSCO clients would invest more in non-traded, alternative assets if they had a better understanding of the alternatives available (71 per cent) and more accessibility to non-traded alternatives (70 per cent). »

London

London real estate attracts four times more SWF investment than New York, says RCA

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 13:24

London attracted four times more commercial real estate investment by sovereign wealth funds (SWF) than its nearest rival, New York’s Manhattan island, in the 12 months to the end of September. »

Christopher Elvin, Preqin

Asia Pacific institutional investors increase their influence in alternatives market

Sun, 09/11/2014 - 08:31

Asia Pacific has always been a key market for global alternative fund managers but as the latest research published by Preqin shows, institutional investors in the region are becoming an increasingly important source of capital allocation; both to hedge funds and private equity.  »

London

2014’s largest transaction takes Central London investment to GBP14bn, says DTZ

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 10:02

Central London commercial property transactions reached GBP1.2bn in October meaning the year-to-date total is now GBP14bn, according to DTZ. »

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European logistics rental sector to see robust recovery, says M&G Real Estate

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:01

Prime rent levels in the European logistics sector are expected to experience a robust recovery over the next 18 months, according to M&G Real Estate. »

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Logistics occupiers in Europe will benefit from lowest cost inflation, says DTZ report

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:03

Occupier demand will grow steadily across all three regions, supported by strengthening trade, e-commerce, consumption and manufacturing, according to a report by DTZ Research. »

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Preqin: Liquid alternatives reach a tipping point

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 16:42

Over half of the respondents in Preqin’s latest bi-annual survey allocate, or plan to allocate, to liquid alternative funds, further reaffirming that this asset class is here to stay. »

New York

New York retains top slot as world’s largest real estate investment market, says C&W

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 11:55

New York attracted the most commercial real estate investment during the last year as the global real estate investment market saw volumes increase by 17.2 per cent to USD788 billion, according to Cushman & Wakefield (C&W). »

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UK commercial property on course for returns of over 20 per cent in 2014, says M&G Real Estate

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 16:02

The UK commercial property market may achieve returns of over 20 per cent for the year 2014, making it the strongest return the country has seen in the last quarter century, according to research from M&G Real Estate. »

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Special report
Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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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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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: ... »

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