Property Funds World - Daily News en Equities in the lead as year-end approaches <p><em><strong>As November comes to a close, the general trend in the markets for the month has been positive for developed-market equities and negative for US Treasuries, says Alan Higgins (pictured), UK CIO at Coutts&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:11:35 +0000 mkitchen 234295 at Hermes and CPPIB acquire Haymarket House in London’s West End <p><strong><em>Hermes Investment Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have completed the acquisition of Haymarket House in London&rsquo;s West End.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:58:11 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234289 at Cayman Trust Licence enables Hawksford to expand presence and global capabilities <p><strong><em>Hawksford is now able to provide a full range of trust services to both private and corporate clients in the Cayman Islands, having secured a Trust Licence from The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:54:07 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234286 at The ascent of liquid alternatives <p><em><strong>On 28 August 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management PLC launched a USD500 million liquid alternatives fund &ndash; the Aberdeen Alternative Strategies Fund &ndash; designed to give investors access to a portfolio of alternative strategies. At the time, Morningstar quoted Andrew McCaffery, global head of alternatives at Aberdeen as saying: &quot;Alternative investment strategies are becoming increasingly central to client portfolios and moving into the mainstream. This is why we have seen such strong demand for this fund. Many investors are constrained by complexity, liquidity, transparency and regulation.&quot;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:42:14 +0000 James.Williams 234274 at SunGard – The ascent of liquid alternatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-specials-description"> <div class="field-label">description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this Special Report produced on behalf of SunGard, Hedgeweek talks to a range of experts to assess the liquid alternatives marketplace and key growth trends; examine the challenges to operating liquid alternatives; and, to outline the latest solutions and tools available to fund managers who plan to enter the liquid alternatives market. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SunGard – The ascent of liquid alternatives </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-articles"> <div class="field-label">Articles:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2015/11/30/234274/ascent-liquid-alternatives">The ascent of liquid alternatives</a> </div> </div> </div> SunGard Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:35:22 +0000 mkitchen 234273 at Warburg-HIH Invest acquires EUR21m Wroclaw office property <p><strong><em>Hamburg-based Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate has acquired a recently-completed office property in Wrocław/Poland for its institutional real estate fund Europa Select Immobilien Invest from French property developer NACARAT for EUR21 million.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:28:53 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234267 at LendInvest lenders add 1,200 properties to UK housing stock in 2015 <p><strong><em>LendInvest, an online marketplace for property investing and lending, has supplied the finance for 1,222 new properties in the UK housing market since the start of 2015 &ndash; almost double the 2014 total of 663 units.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:28:01 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234266 at Ultra prime property specialists Leslie J Garfield and Beauchamp Estates sign transatlantic alliance <p><strong><em>New York-based ultra prime property real estate adviser Leslie J Garfield and London ultra prime specialist Beauchamp Estates have formed a transatlantic alliance, designed to allow both companies to benefit from cross referral, selling and marketing opportunities.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:33 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234258 at Thackeray Estate to sell two prime London developments <p><strong><em>London property investment and development company The Thackeray Estate has released two prime sites on to the market, worth a combined GBP10 million &ndash; a 14,000 sq ft mixed-use development in Hammersmith and a vacant courtyard residential development, in Battersea, with planning consented for six high-end luxury apartments totalling 5,500 sq ft</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lettings & Sales Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:04:12 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234250 at Slate Office REIT names Robert Armstrong as CFO <p><strong><em>Slate Office REIT has appointed Robert Armstrong as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective December 2015.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:03:18 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234249 at L&G strengthens research team with triple hire <p><strong><em>LGIM Real Assets has appointed Declan O&rsquo;Brien as Infrastructure Strategist, Enrico Faccioli as Research Analyst and James Davies as Property Fund Analyst, further strengthening its in-house research capabilities.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:02:11 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234248 at AshbyCapital secures GBP80m financing for Colmore Plaza, Birmingham <p><strong><em>AshbyCapital, the real estate investment company, has secured a GBP80m loan facility from AgFe for its Colmore Plaza building in Birmingham&rsquo;s city centre.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:55:06 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234242 at No silver bullet answer to bond liquidity problem <p><em><strong>There is no silver bullet answer to the bond liquidity problem, says Gill Hutchison, Head of Investment Research at City Financial&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:46:55 +0000 mkitchen 234232 at Israel’s Iltam Real Estate and London-based Beauchamp Estates sign ultra prime alliance <p><strong><em>Israeli property agent Iltam Real Estate and London ultra prime specialist Beauchamp Estates have formed an alliance enabling both companies to benefit from cross referral, selling and marketing opportunities.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:20:53 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234226 at Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT II to acquire Denver apartment community <p><strong><em>Non-traded real estate investment trust Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT II is to acquire an apartment community in the Denver, Colorado area.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:37:26 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234217 at Howard Kennedy advises on Kitewood Crest-Nicholson Peckham JV <p><strong><em>Law firm Howard Kennedy has advised residential developer Kitewood Estates on its joint venture with Crest Nicholson that will deliver the 122-apartment Cossall View scheme in Peckham, SE15.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:36:26 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234216 at HBC and RioCan close second tranche of real estate JV <p><strong><em>Hudson&rsquo;s Bay Company (HBC) and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (RioCan) have closed the second tranche of their joint venture (JV) focused on real estate growth opportunities in Canada.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Assets Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:35:22 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234215 at M&G Real Estate splashes GBP115.5m on Bridgend Designer Outlet <p><em><strong>M&amp;G Real Estate has acquired Bridgend Designer Outlet for GBP115.5 million from TH Real Estate, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.75 per cent. The acquisition was made on behalf of M&amp;G Property Portfolio, managed by Fiona Rowley and Justin Upton.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:12:30 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234207 at New seeding relief and stamp duty land tax treatment is good news for industry and investors <p><strong><em>The Association of Real Estate Fuds (AREF) has welcomed a UK government proposal to introduce seeding relief for Property Authorised Funds (PAIFs) and Co-ownership Authorised Contractual Schemes (CoACSs).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:11:07 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 234206 at Two Chinas are better than one for careful investors <p><em><strong>Investors seeking a balanced perspective on risk and opportunity in China should set aside outdated perceptions of the country as a manufacturing juggernaut and think of it instead as &ldquo;two Chinas&rdquo;, says global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB).&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:27:19 +0000 mkitchen 234204 at