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Trading & Execution

Paul Stephens, CBOE

CBOE extends VIX and SPX options trading hours as global growth in VIX continues to build

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 12:09

We live in an age of 24-hour news coverage. Indeed, the information at our disposal is greater than at any point in human history. As such, hedge funds and other money managers need to trade the markets as and when news events occur. Such is the interconnected nature of global markets that an event taking place say, in Japan, will likely impact the US.  »

NYSE

American Realty Capital Trust V to list on NYSE

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 16:30

American Realty Capital Trust V has filed an application to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Concurrently with the listing, the company intends to launch a tender offer and change its name to American Finance Trust (AFIN).   »

Jersey flag

Sanne lists on LSE Main Market

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:00

Sanne, a Jersey headquartered provider of corporate and fund administration, is proceeding with an Initial Public Offering (‘IPO’) and placing of shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. »

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ARC Healthcare Trust II to list on stock market

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:30

American Realty Capital (ARC) Healthcare Trust II is to file an application to list its common stock on a national stock exchange under the symbol HTI.  »

Singapore Stock Exchange

SGX welcomes Perennial Real Estate Holdings to Mainboard

Fri, 02/01/2015 - 10:00

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has welcomed Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited to Mainboard, under the stock code, “40S”.  »

Shares

DAMAC makes offer to DRED shareholders

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:08

DAMAC Properties Dubai has made an offer to eligible holders of GDRs representing ordinary shares of Damac Real Estate Development (DRED) to exchange their GDRs for DAMAC shares at the exchange ratio of 23.0769231 DAMAC shares for each GDR. »

Euros

Subscription launch of GEWA 5 to 1 project bond on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 06:02

GEWA 5 to 1 GmbH & Co KG, a project company in the GEWA Group, is issuing a project bond in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. »

Spain flag

Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios to float on Spanish stock exchanges

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 10:03

Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios is to seek a primary listing for its ordinary shares on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey Finance welcomes CISX decision to consider new listing applications

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 10:06

Guernsey Finance has welcomed an announcement from the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) that it is once again open to considering new listing applications. »

Warehouse

Tribona to be listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:06

Tribona, a pure play logistics and warehouse property company, has now listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange. »

IPO

Aviv REIT closes IPO

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 14:21

Aviv REIT has closed its previously announced initial public offering of 13,200,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of USD20.00 per share. »

Wheat

Union Agriculture Group to list on Montevideo Stock Exchange

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 06:17

Union Agriculture Group (UAG), the largest corporate agricultural landholder and operator in Uruguay, is to launch an initial public offering of shares to be listed on the Montevideo Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo). »

Toronto

ROI mortgage and real estate funds listed on Toronto Stock Exchange

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 06:29

Class A units of three ROI mortgage and real estate funds have been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. »

Electronic trading floor

Partners Reit joins OTCQX

Wed, 28/11/2012 - 12:12

Partners Real Estate Investment Trust, an open-end real estate investment trust, is now trading on the highest OTC marketplace, OTCQX. »

Andrew Baker, CEO, AIMA

AIMA says financial transaction tax could undermine EU single market

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 10:00

The proposed European Union financial transaction tax (FTT) could lead to a significant decrease in cross-border trading of financial instruments in the EU, undermining the single market, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association. »

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Squarestone proposes cancellation of trading on AIM

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 14:36

Squarestone Brasil Limited, the Anglo-Brazilian real estate investment and development company specialising in the Brazilian shopping mall sector, intends to apply to cancel the trading of its Shares and Warrants on AIM.  »

Michael Rhydderch, Head of the European Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield

European commercial property recovery continues

Fri, 28/10/2011 - 14:00

Despite the deepening of the debt crisis and the fragile mood of the wider economy, European property investment markets saw trading volumes rise in Q3 to EUR28.8bn. The latest research from Cushman & Wakefield reveals a 5% increase on the previous quarter and a 12.3% rise on the year-to-date. »

Mary L Schapiro, Chairman, SEC

SEC jointly proposes prohibitions and restrictions on proprietary trading

Fri, 14/10/2011 - 10:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose a rule implementing the so-called "Volcker Rule" requirements. The requirements stem from Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. »

Andrew Lowenthal,  Managing Director, CBOE Futures Exchange

CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) to launch futures on Radar Logic 28-Day Real Estate Index

Fri, 14/10/2011 - 06:00

CBOE Futures Exchange plans to launch trading in futures on Radar Logic 28-Day Real Estate indexes, which measure asset values in the US residential housing market, on or after Thursday, 27 October. »

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Grainger expects normal sales for YTD 30 September, according to trading update

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 16:15

Grainger plc the UK’s largest quoted residential property owner, has provided a trading update in advance of its preliminary results announcement for the year to 30 September 2011. »

Michael A Petronella, President, Dow Jones Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes launches eight new indexes in major expansion of European product line

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 06:00

In a significant expansion of its European suite of offerings, Dow Jones Indexes has announced the launch of new dividend-focused and real estate indexes. »

 David C Twist, vice president, Prologis Research

Recovery continues for logistics real estate, says Prologis research

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 10:00

A new research paper – "Logistics Real Estate on Track for Continued Rebound" – released by industrial real estate specialist Prologis provides an update on the leading indicators of demand for logistics real estate. The paper concludes that a recovery is underway in production, trade and inventories, which will translate to nearly 400 million square feet of positive net absorption globally in 2012. »

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Eurex/KRX KOSPI 200 cooperation achieves milestone on its first anniversary

Wed, 07/09/2011 - 14:00

Since launch on 30 August 2010, the Eurex KOSPI Product has steadily increased its daily average volume – peaking at a record level of 108,000 contracts in August 2011 – the first month with ADV above 100,000 contracts. Additionally, a daily record was achieved on 4 August 2011 with 207,953 contracts. Bid-ask spreads for the Eurex KOSPI Product have become very narrow due to the liquidity provision of two market makers. »

Tracey Pierce, Director of Equity Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange Group

LSE welcomes 'European Residual Income Investments' to SFM

Thu, 11/08/2011 - 13:03

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has welcomed European Residual Income Investments Cell to the Specialist Fund Market (SFM). The cell is the twelfth fund to be admitted to the SFM and the second fund to join the market this year. »

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CBRE Clarion Securities announces closed-end fund name change

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 13:50

The ING Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund has changed its name to the CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund but will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under its original ticker IGR. »

Philip Charls, CEO of EPRA

Prime Office AG enters the EPRA Europe Index

Tue, 05/07/2011 - 14:00

After its successful IPO on Friday June 30, German office real estate company Prime Office AG has been added to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index. Prime Office AG, with it;s portfolio of over EUR970 million worth of real estate, is the third addition to the index from Germany since the beginning of this year. »

Debra A Cafaro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas Inc

Ventas completes USD7.6bn acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties

Tue, 05/07/2011 - 06:00

Ventas, Inc has completed its previously announced acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc in a stock-for-stock transaction, creating one of the largest publicly-traded REITs and the leading healthcare REIT by equity value. »

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Prologis to offer 30 million shares of common stock

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:40

Industrial real estate specialist Prologis Inc intends to offer 30 million shares of its common stock in a registered public offering. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Pine River Capital Management launches mortgage REIT index

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 12:40

Pine River Capital Management has launched the Pine River Mortgage REIT Index. The index provides a benchmark for investors interested in tracking the sector performance of publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), whose principal business consists of originating, servicing or investing in residential mortgage interests, including residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS). »

Dr Walter Boettcher, Director, Research and Forecasting at Colliers International

Specialist sector trading remains 'challenging', says Colliers

Wed, 25/05/2011 - 14:38

Trading in specialist sectors remains “challenging” according to Colliers International’s latest Specialist Snapshot. »

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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