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Q&A: Market harmonisation and cross-jurisdiction selling

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 13:14

To what extent have UCITS and AIFMD created market harmonisation and allowed cross-jurisdiction selling? Answers provided by Christopher Jehan of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association. »

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US equity REITs continue proactive liquidity management

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:00

US equity REITs have been active so far in 2015 in both the credit and equity markets, according to Fitch Ratings' latest REIT Liquidity Update. This has enabled liquidity management for the sector despite the recent decline of stock price premiums to net asset value to well below the nearly 20% premiums achieved in mid-2014. »

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Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT acquires Springs at Gilbert Meadows Apartments in Arizona

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 06:00

Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, a non-traded real estate investment trust sponsored by Resource Real Estate, has acquired the Springs at Gilbert Meadows Apartments in Gilbert, Arizona. »

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Ares Management acquires second German residential property portfolio in a year

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 17:30

Ares Management has added to its existing residential portfolio in Germany through the acquisition by funds it manages of an additional 303 residential and 28 commercial units, totalling 22,000 square meters of lettable space.  »

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GTJ REIT acquires portfolio of buildings leased and occupied by Nomura Securities and Verizon

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 09:00

GTJ REIT (GTJ), a public non-traded real estate investment trust based in West Hempstead, NY, has acquired six industrial buildings in Piscataway, NJ.  »

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Cordea Savills to acquire SEB Asset Management AG

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 06:00

Cordea Savills, the international real estate investment manager, is to acquire SEB Asset Management AG  (SEBAM) for up to EUR21.5 million (GBP15.6 million) in cash. »

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CBRE exec chairman Strong to retire at end of 2015

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 21:30

Michael Strong, Executive Chairman of its CBRE Group’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, is to retire at the end of 2015. »

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Freeths secures Bridges GBP84m property acquisition

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 20:30

National law firm Freeths’ specialist property and commercial teams have secured another large property deal worth GBP84m with the acquisition of more than 50 business centre properties across the UK.   »

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Landbay appoints Julian Cork as COO

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:45

Landbay, the buy-to-let focused peer-to-peer mortgage lender, has appointed Julian Cork as Chief Operating Officer (COO).   »

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JBR Capital agrees committed warehouse facility for GBP60 million

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:45

JBR Capital, the UK’s only independent finance provider dedicated solely to high end vehicle finance, has agreed a committed warehouse facility with a major international bank for GBP60 million. »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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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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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.  ... »

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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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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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