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GBP1.4 trillion investment needed by 2035 to support UK housing requirements

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:00

The UK private rented sector (PRS) needs GBP1.4 trillion of investment to meet demand by 2035, according to a forecast by Landbay, the specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender. »


UK commercial property investment reached a record high in 2014 with activity in the regions outside of London particularly strong, according to research from DTZ.

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:00

DTZ today released its 2014 UK Investment Market Update and reported a record turnover for UK property investment last year, with an 11% rise to GBP56bn. The primary driver was a 40% growth in investment outside Central London, rising from GBP26bn in 2013 to GBP36bn in 2014. By contrast Central London transaction volume fell by 10% to GBP20bn, albeit still the second highest annual total ever recorded. »

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INTERNOS Global Investors and Somerston Group acquire 27.5% stake in DREF

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

INTERNOS Global Investors (INTERNOS) and the family office Somerston Group have together acquired a 27.5% stake in Deutsche Real Estate Funds Advisor (DREF), a real estate investment manager specialising in the German student accommodation market.  »

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The DPS tops GBP1bn of tenancy deposits

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS), the UK’s largest tenancy deposit protection company, is now protecting more than GBP1 billion of tenants’ money.  »

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Hedge fund industry trend forecast for 2015

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 21:45

At the end of 2014, Preqin conducted surveys with hedge fund managers, investors and alternatives investment consultants around the world to ascertain their views on the hedge fund industry over the past year and their outlook for the year ahead. Selina Sy looks at the upcoming trends and developments these industry professionals have identified for hedge funds in 2015. »

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European non-listed funds gain momentum in Q4 2104, says INREV

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 18:10

The positive performance of European non-listed real estate funds gained momentum in the last three month of last year, according to the INREV Q4 2014 Quarterly Index. »

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M&G Real Estate promotes Simon Ellis to deputy fund manager

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 17:00

M&G Real Estate has appointed Simon Ellis as deputy fund manager of its EUR864 million core European property strategy.  »

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CMS advises Allianz Real Estate on financing Marineda shopping centre in Spain

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 16:30

German and French insurance companies from the Allianz Group are providing loans amounting to EUR133.6 million with a term of ten years to finance the Marineda shopping centre in La Coruna, Spain.  »

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RioCan REIT launches strategic venture with Hudson's Bay Company

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:00

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust has agreed to form a joint venture with Hudson's Bay Company ("HBC") focused on real estate growth opportunities in Canada.  »

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Landesbank Baden-Württemberg becomes new clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:30

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) has become a further clearing member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps.  »

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... »

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.  ... »

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: ... »

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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