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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
South East Asia

Jersey Finance ramps up Asia activity by launching inaugural Roadshow series

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 11:32

Jersey Finance has embarked on a ramped-up programme of activity in Asia this autumn, including launching an inaugural series of Roadshow events in key markets across the Far and Middle East. »

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SLI Global Real Estate Fund acquires third Tokyo asset

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:01

The Standard Life Investments Global Real Estate Fund has acquired its third direct real estate asset in central Tokyo so far this year. »

Handshake and money

JTC Group invests in Asian alliance partner Kensington Trust Group

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:03

JTC Group has made an investment in Kensington Trust Group (KTG), enhancing the alliance between the two companies which commenced in early 2013.  »

London

Hong Kong Chinese see London residential property as buying opportunity

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 06:02

Hong Kong Chinese are showing unprecedented interest in acquiring residential property in London despite growing concerns around the likely outcome of next year’s General Election and the threat of a mansion tax. »

Open sign

Northwood Securities launches offshore offices

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:10

Real estate firm Northwood Securities has opened offices in Singapore and Amsterdam, and added eight Lipper Award-winners to its team. »

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M&G Real Estate boosts Asia property portfolio with acquisitions in Japan

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:03

M&G Real Estate has acquired 12 residential properties and an office building in Japan as part of its strategy to improve long-term income and add diversification to its core Asia real estate portfolio. 
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Hines launches Hines India Residential

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:49

Hines has launched Hines India Residential which will invest in multi-phased, for-sale residential developments that require long-term equity capital, with a particular focus in key urban centres including the National Capital Region, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Bangalore and Pune. »

Globe

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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M&G Real Estate appoints senior asset manager

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:15

M&G Real Estate has appointed Itsusaburo Hirayama as senior asset manager, Japan in a newly created role. »

Japanese Yen

Nippon Prologis REIT prices new investment units

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:29

Japanese real estate investment trust Nippon Prologis REIT has priced new investment units at JPY250,096 per unit. »

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Prologis signs 281,400 sq ft build-to-suit in Sendai, Japan

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:03

Prologis has signed a build-to-suit agreement for a 281,400 square foot (26,100 square metre) logistics facility in Sendai, Japan. »

Asia Pacific

Nicholas Loup to move on from Grosvenor after 25-year tenure

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:01

Nicholas Loup, chief executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific, has decided to move on from the firm in March 2015. »

Asia Pacific

State Street appoints head of alternative investment solutions for Asia Pacific

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 12:04

State Street Corporation has appointed Bob Keogh as head of alternative investment solutions (AIS) for the Asia Pacific region. »

South East Asia

KKR strengthens Southeast Asia team with new hires

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 06:04

KKR has appointed Jaka Prasetya, former managing partner and founder of Leafgreen Capital Partners, as managing director to lead the firm’s Indonesia efforts as well as credit and special situations initiatives in Southeast Asia. »

Singapore

SGX welcomes IREIT Global to Mainboard

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 06:25

IREIT Global has listed on Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) Mainboard under the stock code UD1U. »

Dubai

DAMAC acquires 55 million sq ft Dubai development plot for USD513 million

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 16:05

DAMAC Real Estate Development Limited (DAMAC), the Dubai based luxury real estate development company, has acquired a development land plot from Dubailand. »

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific now represents 35 per cent of global listed real estate market

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:15

From a low of around 20 per cent 10 years ago, Asia Pacific now represents around 35 per cent of the global listed real estate market, according to a report commissioned by APREA. »

Hong Kong

Sniper Capital appoints chief operating officer 



Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:54

Regional property investment manager Sniper Capital has appointed industry veteran Robin Duxfield as chief operating officer. »

Asia Pacific

Neuberger Berman appoints Asia Pacific portfolio manager for global real estate securities group

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:40

Neuberger Berman has expanded its global real estate securities group with the appointment of Anton Kwang as a senior portfolio manager for the Asia Pacific region. »

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific non-listed real estate funds raised USD20.2bn in 2013

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 12:03

The non-listed real estate industry raised a total of USD132.5 billion of capital globally in 2013 compared to USD86.4 billion in 2012, according to ANREV’s survey of 147 fund managers. »

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Asia Pacific offices on the up, says M&G Real Estate

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:10

Asia Pacific’s grade B office assets have spurred institutional investors’ appetite, according to the latest research published by global real estate fund manager M&G Real Estate. »

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China and Luxembourg fund and asset management associations sign MoU

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:42

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to deepen their collaboration. »

Asia Pacific

SLI appoints Toshio Tangiku as Asia-Pacific real estate equities analyst

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 11:39

Standard Life Investments has appointed Toshio Tangiku as Asia-Pacific real estate equities analyst. »

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Malaysian investors attracted by UK property, says Collas Crill

Fri, 20/06/2014 - 10:07

There is increasing interest from Malaysian investors in buying property in the UK, but they are having to take careful note of recent changes to UK residential property taxes, according to Michael Morris, UK property expert at law firm Collas Crill. »

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IPD Pan-Asia Return Indicator shows continuing solid performance for 2013

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 16:04

The total return for Asian property investment in 2013 was 7.2 per cent, rising from the 2012 figure of 5.8 per cent, according to the IPD Pan-Asia Return Indicator. »

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Peak Re appoints Helen Qian as director for China market

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 06:04

Peak Reinsurance, the multi-line Hong Kong based reinsurer, has appointed Helen Qian Mei Hong as director for China market. »

Kuala Lumpur

Cushman & Wakefield opens Kuala Lumpur office

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 10:03

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded into Malaysia with opening of a new in Kuala Lumpur, the company’s 35th office in Asia Pacific. »

South East Asia

M&G Real Estate diversifies core Asia property portfolio

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 06:01

M&G Real Estate has acquired two properties in Japan and one in Australia as it looks to build long term sustainable income and further diversify its core Asia real estate portfolio. »

South Korea

KKR and LIM Advisors acquire K Twin Towers in Seoul

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 14:24

KKR and LIM Advisors have completed the joint acquisition of K Twin Towers, a prime commercial property in Seoul’s central business district. »

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Prologis signs 447,000 sq ft build-to-suit agreement in China

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 09:37

Prologis has signed a 447,000 square foot (41,500 square metre) build-to-suit agreement in China with Deppon Logistics Co, a Chinese logistics provider and repeat customer. »

features
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
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:  ... »

Comment
Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… ... »

Article
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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: ... »

Special report
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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